WALTHAM, Mass. – Men’s swimming and diving sophomore Daniel Wohl of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been named the December 11th Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
Wohl was a triple winner for the Brandeis men in their 192-102 loss to Colby College on December 8. A freestyle specialist, he took the 50-yard event in 22.22 seconds, out-touching his Colby opponent by one-tenth of a second. In the 100, he won by just over a second in 48.72 seconds, while his 200 time of 1:44.71 was half a second faster than the runner-up.
Earlier this season, Wohl and three teammates established a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:25.10. They erased a school record that had stood since 2005. Wohl is also the school-record holder in the individual 200-yard free with a time of 1:41.34 set last season.
The Brandeis men have a 2-5 record under head coach Nicole Carter, who is in her first season. The Judges are off for the semester before returning to meet Maine Maritime on Sunday, January 13th.
This is the fourth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
Wohl is a 2017 graduate of East Chapel Hill High School.
For more information on Brandeis men’s swimming and diving, visit the team’s web page at http://www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/mswimdive