Molly Sykes of Falmouth Named Worcester Polytech Student-Athlete of the Week

Member of Swimming & Diving team...
Molly Sykes, of Falmouth, was named Worcester Polytech female student-athlete of the week. (WPI photo)

Molly Sykes from the swimming & diving team has been named as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 24th.

Sykes accounted for 48 individual points at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships this past weekend. The freshman appeared in three A finals, finishing sixth in the 200-yard IM (2:10.44), seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.49) and eighth in the 400-yard IM (4:39.58). Sykes also contributed on the 800 free, 400 medley, 200 medley A relays.

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