Katie Ledecky Named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer Of The Week

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January 31st, 2018 College, Pac-12

Press Release courtesy of the Pac-12

The Conference office announced today that Katie Ledecky of STANFORD was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week and CALIFORNIA’s Briana Thai was voted Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week.

WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK: Katie Ledecky, SO, Stanford (Bethesda, Md.)
Ledecky won four individual races, including a rare double on Saturday, en route to a pair of Pac-12 dual-meet victories in Los Angeles. In the 182-110 win over UCLA, Ledecky won the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley. In the 223-77 win over then-No. 13 USC, she won the 1,000-yard free by more than 30 seconds (9:15.96) — she remains the only NCAA swimmer to break 9:30 in the event this year, doing so four times. Immediately following the 1,000-yard free, she won the 200-yard free by a three-second margin (1:43.24). Later in the meet, she won the 500-yard free in 4:36.61 to claim her third victory of the afternoon.

WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Briana Thai, FR, California (Alhambra, Calif.)
Thai won three of four events during Cal’s sweep of USC and UCLA in Los Angeles. She won both the 1-meter (303.53) and 3-meter (289.73) at USC as Cal went on to win, 169-131, for the Bears’ first road victory in the series since 2012. She led Cal to a 1-2 finish in both the 1-meter and 3-meter at USC, winning the 1-meter (288.08) in the 183-111 win at UCLA by 3.4 points over UCLA’s Ciara Monahan. She also took fourth in the 3-meter (281.78) at UCLA.

The Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving/Men’s Diving and Championships (Feb. 21-24) and the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships (Feb. 28-Mar. 3) will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

All-session passes for the 2018 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s/Women’s Diving Championships, as well as the Men’s Swimming Championships, are on sale to the general public and can be found here: pac-12.com/tickets.


Swimmer of the Month Diver of the Month
November Katie Ledecky, STAN Ciara Monahan, UCLA
December Abbey Weitzeil, CAL Eloise Belanger, UCLA
Jan. 17 Mallory Korenwinder, ARIZ Eloise Belanger, UCLA
Jan. 24 Janet Hu, STAN Ashley McCool, ASU
Jan. 31 Katie Ledecky, STAN Briana Thai, CAL

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