WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The Aquahawks open Colonial Athletic Association action this weekend when they visit Harrisonburg for a conference pod meet along with Delaware, William & Mary and CAA runner-up James Madison.

The meet begins on Friday with the first of three sessions at 11 a.m. at the Savage Natatorium. The Seahawk men’s program will only compete against Delaware and W&M.

Earlier in the week, junior backstrokers Hannah Stephenson and Valtteri Halonen were named CAA Swimmers-of-the-Week. For Stephenson, it was her second award while Halonen raised his season haul to three awards.

Stephenson and Halonen swept the 100 and 200 Backstroke events against Duke. Halonen used a pair of season-best times to complete his sweep while Stephenson posted a season-best time in the 200.

Sophomore Jenson Engen is ranked 33rd nationally in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:03.55, set last weekend against Duke. She’s also 36th nationally in the 200 Breast (2:17.77).

UNCW boasts six relays in the top-50 nationally and all be competing this weekend. The men’s program has the 200 Free (27th) and 400 Medley Relays (22nd) ranked in the NCAA top-30 times while the 400 Free and 200 Medley Relays are 43rd and 45th, respectively.

The Seahawk women have two relays in the top 50 with 200 Medley at 43rd and 400 Medley at 44th.