The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced that Luther senior co-captain Justin Yuan has been named the league's Male Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Yuan posted two individual first place finishes, a second place finish, and was a member of the second place 200 medley relay, during the fourth annual Luther Sprint Invitational held Saturday, Jan. 14. No team scores were kept.
Yuan won the 50 breaststroke with a new Luther pool record time of :28.12. He also won the 100 breaststroke by two seconds clocked at 1:01.65. In the 100 IM he placed second with a time of :56.30.
In the 200 medley relay he swam the second leg following Zach Martin. Gunnar Swanson swam the third leg and Ian Christopherson swam the anchor leg. The foursome posted a time of 1:40.93.
Yuan, a 2013 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, is the son of Kevin and Lee Yuan.