MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Junior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia/Riga Secondary School) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Male Athlete of the Week.
Bundzis captured the 200-yard backstroke at the Calvin Winter Invitational with a time of 1:44.41, earning him an NCAA A-cut and the NCAA's second-best time of the season. He also posted a 48.69 in the 100-yard backstroke to qualify for an NCAA B-cut and now ranks seventh nationally.
He was also the first-leg of the 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard medley relay that both took second place.
As a team, the Wildcats finished second out of six teams at the competitive invitational. NMU enjoys a month from action before taking on University of West Florida in January after the winter break.