April 3, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 14

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    All-America honors to two University athletes

    Pizer receives honors, sets school records in three swimming events Fourth-year College student Margaret Pizer earned All-America honors in three events -- and set three school records as well -- at the 1997 NCAA Division III Women's Swimming Championship at Miami (Ohio) University in March.

    Pizer placed seventh in the 200-freestyle to garner first team All-America accolades. She also earned honorable mention All-America status in the 500- and 1,650-freestyle.

    This is the second straight year Pizer has earned All-America honors. In 1996, she was honored in the 400-individual medley.

    Earlier this year, Pizer was named the Women's Swimmer of the Year at the 1997 University Athletic Association Championships, where she won three events.

    Pizer finished her career at Chicago holding school records in seven individual events. She also owns the school's second-best time in four additional events. Wrestler Rodak honored for second straight year Neal Rodak, a third-year student in the College, earned All-America accolades at the 1997 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship at Ohio Northern University last month.

    Competing at 118 pounds, Rodak finished third in the division. The top eight wrestlers are named All-American. This year marks Rodak's second straight All-America award.

    Rodak finished the season with an individual record of 32-6. He is the 17th Chicago wrestler since 1984 to garner All-America accolades under Head Coach Leo Kocher.