WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW’s swimming and diving programs return to the pool on Saturday when they host NCAA Division III power Emory in an 11 a.m. meet at the Seahawk Natatorium.

The Seahawks are coming off a successful pair of dual meets last weekend in Richmond as the men topped Old Dominion while the women also beat ODU, but came up short against host Richmond.

Juniors Valtteri Halonen and Hannah Stephenson were honored by the Colonial Athletic Association as its swimmers-of-the-week.

For Halonen it was the second time this season that he’s been named CAA Swimmer-of-the-Week. The backstroke standout won both the 100 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke in the Seahawks’ dual meet win over Old Dominion. He also swam legs on the winning 200 and 400 Medley Relays.

Stephenson became UNCW’s first winner on the season after taking first in a pair of individual events and swimming on a winning relay. She won both the 100 and 200 Backstrokes and swam a leg of the first-place 200 Medley Relay.

Emory will be opening its season on Saturday. The Eagles won their fourth straight NCAA Division III title on the women’s side while the men finished fifth.

UNCW holds leads in both series with the men owning a 16-1 advantage and the women, 12-5. The two split last year’s meet in Atlanta with the Seahawk men winning 160-131 and the women falling, 195-100.

The Seahawks will next host Duke on Oct. 26 in a 2 p.m. meet.