WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW junior Valtteri Halonen extended his stranglehold on the Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer-of-the-Week honor as he claimed the award for the fifth time this season.

Halonen helped the Seahawk men to a win over visiting Wingate last weekend by winning three individual events and swimming on the winning 400 Medley Relay.

Against Wingate, Halonen won the 100 Fly (50.45 seconds), 200 Freestyle (1:43.97) and 200 Backstroke (1:50.63). In the opening event of the meet, he helped the 400 Medley Relay to a winning time of 3:51.12.

Halonen holds the top time in the CAA in the 100 Butterfly, is second in the 100 Backstroke and third in the 200 Backstroke this season. He also swam the leadoff leg of UNCW’s league-leading 200 Medley Relay.

Overall for the Seahawk men, the award is the eighth for the program. Freshman diver Allen Crosby has earned the award three times this season.

The Seahawks close out their home slate this weekend when they host ACC member Virginia Tech on Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. UNCW will recognize their senior class during the meet.