Rich DeMarco talks with this week's Co-Athletes of the Week, Paige Brink and Chris Nguyen.
2010-11 (JUNIOR): Returned from a pre-season injury to make an impact at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 17) ... turned in three top-11 finishes individually and was a part of four relay teams that placed within the top five ... finished ninth in the 50 free with a season-best time of 23.95 ... also placed ninth in the 100 free, clocking a season-best time (52.34) ... added an 11th-place showing in the 100 fly (56.90) after touching the wall in a season-best time of 56.67 during the preliminaries ... placed runner-up in the 100 free (55.14) and finished third in the 50 free (25.50) at Drexel (Jan. 21) ... took home the silver in the 100 free (55.02) and placed fourth in the 50 free (25.56) versus Lehigh (Jan. 14) ... finished fourth in both the 50 free (25.19) and 100 free (54.37) opposite Bucknell (Jan. 15) ... took home a third-place ribbon in the 100 fly (58.44) and placed fifth in the 200 free (1:57.74) in Army's home tri-meet with Patriot League rivals Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 29) ... touched the wall in 58.84 to place third in the 100 fly versus Navy (Dec. 9).
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Earned All-Patriot League honors for the second consecutive season ... named to the all-league second team after scoring points in six different events at the conference championships (Feb. 20) ... finished third in the 200 fly with a season-best time of 2:05.43 ... took sixth in the 100 fly with a season-best time of 56.85 ... member of Army's 200 free relay (1:36.31) and 400 free relay (3:30.61) teams that placed fourth ... helped Army's 200 medley relay unit (1:47.73) and 800 free relay quartet (7:41.77) finish fifth ... just missed qualifying for the finals in the 200 IM after clocking a season-best time of 2:10.69 in the preliminaries ... swept the 200 IM and 200 fly against both Lehigh (Jan. 15) and Bucknell (Jan. 16) ... won the 100 free and 200 free versus Georgetown. (Jan. 22)
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Voted the Patriot League Female Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Patriot League performer after a standout plebe campaign ... finished second in the 200 butterfly with a personal-best 2:01.54 clocking during the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 21) ... also touched the wall third in the 100 butterfly after logging a PR 54.97 in the prelims and sixth in the 200 IM with a career-best 2:06.32 ... member of four relays that placed at the meet ... respective splits on the fourth-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays were the fastest times on the team for the year in the 50 (23.83) and 100 (51.45) freestyles ... also added legs to 400 medley relay (3:55.37) and 800 free (7:38.97) relays that each finished fifth ... won the 200 IM while finishing second in the 50 free and third in the 100 back in collegiate debut versus Stony Brook and Vermont (Oct. 3) ... took top honors in the 200 IM and finished second in the 100 and 200 backstrokes against UMass (Oct. 25) ... won the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM while swimming on the winning 200 free relay vs. Holy Cross (Nov. 5) ... won the 200 free vs. UConn (Nov. 8) and the 200 IM against Columbia (Nov. 23) ... won the 200 IM, setting an Academy record in her second-place showing in the 100 fly (56.82) and established a plebe record with a third-place showing in the 200 free (1:51.66) versus Navy (Dec. 4) ... touched first in the 200 fly, 100 fly and 200 IM while adding a leg to the victorious 400 free relay at Bucknell (Jan. 17) ... swept the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 IM at Lehigh (Jan. 18).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Collected four varsity letters at Norwell High School under coach Jon Gates ... served as team captain for two seasons ... finished fifth at the state championship meet in the 200 free as a senior ... holds school records in the 100 and 200 freestyles ... also swam club for the Huntington/Wells Otters.
PERSONAL: Paige Danielle Brink was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Jan. 8, 1990 ... parents are Daniel and Jennifer Brink ... has one younger sister, Logan ... majoring in Life Science.