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.
2017-18 PAC-12 WOMEN’S SWIMMER AND DIVER OF THE MONTH/WEEK