Bowers and Cheung Share VMI Athlete of the Week
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LEXINGTON, Va. - Swimmer Kodiak Bowers and cross country's Tammy Cheung have been named the VMI Athletes of the Week, for the time period ending Oct. 19.

Bowers captured the 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.82 during the Keydets' season opener, contested this past Saturday at N.C. State. He also was on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team, as the freshman got his VMI career off to a strong start.

Cheung continued to solidify her standing as a top threat in the conference, as she finished 24th at the Blue Ridge Open on Friday. Her 5K time of 18:26 was a personal best by some 32 seconds, and sends her into Oct. 30's Big South Championships on a positive note.

VMI swimming and diving will return to action Oct. 29-30, taking part in a quad meet in Emmittsburg, Md., while both cross country teams are next in action on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Big South Championships, hosted by Radford in Blacksburg, Va.

2010 VMI Athletes of the Week

Oct. 19 - Kodiak Bowers (Swimming and Diving) and Tammy Cheung (Cross Country)
Oct. 6 - Mario Scott (Football), Felix Kitur (Cross Country) and Sarah Strand (Women's Soccer)
Sept. 29 - Tammy Cheung (Cross Country)
Sept. 5 - Rebecca Sweeney and Ermin Mujezinovic (Cross Country)