With Honors: Brittany Sasser '08 and Keith Zalaski '06

First-year Sasser caused jaws to drop at the Natatorium over the weekend, setting pool records and earning NCAA A-cuts in each of the three events she raced while leading the Jeffs to a victory over Middlebury. She swam the opening backstroke leg for the 400-yard medley relay in 57.90, shattering the Amherst record. In the 200-yard individual medley Sasser earned a NCAA A-cut and pool record with a time of 2:08.58. Sasser completed the trifecta in the 200-yard backstroke with still another pool record and NCAA A-cut.

� Keith Zalaski ’06

Zalaski hit a huge three-point shot against Westfield State in the opening round of the Pioneer Valley Classic to knot the game at 65, capping the Jeffs’ impressive comeback. Zalaski is now 7-9 for his career from behind the arc. The clutch shot helped send the game to overtime where the Jeffs pulled it out to remain undefeated. Zalaski, a career reserve who has never averaged more than four minutes a game, has emerged as a key role player, backing up Andrew Olson at point guard. After winning both games in the tournament the men are now 5-0.