HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - This week’s Athlete of the Week is Ralph Cannarozzi III, of Drexel University. The Hasbrouck Heights resident, and Bergen Catholic alumnus, captured the 100 meter backstroke at Colonial Athletic Association Championship meet held on February 16th in Christianburg, Virginia.

Cannarozzi recorded a time of 54.86 in the 100 breaststroke, edging out fellow Drexel swimmer Joseph Brown by 0.03 seconds to capture first.  He also swam the breaststroke in 200 and 400 medley relays for Drexel, helping the Dragons come in third in both races.

The three top-three finished helped propel Drexel to a second place finish in the men’s team competition at the CAA championships.