This past week, the Ventura College men's swimming and diving team took first place in their first Western State Conference scoring meet hosted at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Leading the charge for VC was freshman Marcel Hurtubise. The Malibu High School product produced a pair of individual first place performances in the 200-yard freestyle with a mark of 1:52.15 and in the 100-yard butterfly, touching in 54.92. He also swam well a week ago in the Mt. San Antonio Invitational, earning team points in the 200-yard fly and the 200-yard breast stroke. Marcel is this week's VC Pirate Student Athlete of the Week.