Bobcats of the week of Jan. 17, 2011

Won Ho Chang '14
The Bates women's swimming and diving team grabbed headlines with its first dual-meet victory against rival Bowdoin since 2003, a resounding 193-107 score on Saturday at Tarbell Pool. The men's team didn't win the team scoring against the Polar Bears, but swam impressively nevertheless -- none more so than first-year Won Ho Chang(Seoul, Korea).Chang won the 200-yard butterfly race in a time of 1:55.69, the fastest ever by a Bates swimmer. Chang sliced a hundredth of a second off of David Fox's record that stood for nearly 18 years. The performance also broke the pool record held by Middlebury since 2006.

Chang also captured first place in the 500 freestyle, with a time of 4:54.61. The rookie standout has already pulled off two individual wins in dual meets this season against Maine and Middlebury.

Cheri-Ann Parris '13
Bates College sophomoreCheri-Ann Parris(St. Philip, Barbados) led the Bates women's squash team with a 3-0 individual record at last weekend's Pioneer Valley Invitational, with wins over Randima Ranweera (Mount Holyoke), Morgan Smith (F&M) and Hayley Milbourn (Amherst), while the team went 2-1 at the tournament. On Sunday at Dartmouth, Parris played well in a 3-1 loss against the No. 5-ranked player in the country, Valeria Wiens.For her efforts, Parris was named Harrow Sports College Women's Squash Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 17. View the release at this link.