Minnesota And Wisconsin Earn Women’s Swimming & Diving Honors

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December 07th, 2016 Big Ten, College

Swimmer of the Week
Cierra Runge, Wisconsin

So. – Cochranville, Pa. – Octorara

  • Broke a school record on each day of the four-day Texas Invitational, recording four automatic NCAA qualifying marks
  • Collected a trio of first-place finishes at the Texas Invitational, including Texas pool records in the 500-yard freestyle (4:35.55) and the 200-freestyle (1:43.18)
  • Touched first in the 1,650-yard freestyle event, recording an NCAA “A” standard qualifying time of 15:52.22
  • Anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay that broke the school record with an “A” cut time of 7:05.42 on the first day of competition to take fourth place
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Chase Kinney (Oct. 19, 2016)

Diver of the Week

Yu Zhou, Minnesota

Sr. – Wuhan, China – Beijing College of Sports

  • Swept the diving events at AT&T Winter Nationals, scoring 349.70 in the one-meter event and 398.10 in the three-meter event
  • Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
  • 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Earns her 14th career Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Yu Zhou (Nov. 23, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Lindsey Horejsi, Minnesota

Albert Lea, Minn. – Albert Lea HS

  • Collected a trio of top-five finishes at AT&T Winter Nationals, including three NCAA “B” standard qualifying times
  • Finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.41) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.05), and finished fourth in the “B” final in the 50-yard freestyle (22.84), recording NCAA “B” standard qualifying times in all three events
  • Contributed to first-place finishes and NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 200- and 400-yard medley relay with times of 1:37.71 and 3:34.15, respectively
  • Earns her second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Lindsey Horejsi (Nov. 16, 2016)

2016-17 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 5
S: Tereysa Lehnertz, Jr., IOWA
D: Jacintha Thomas, So., IOWA
F: Hannah Burvill, IOWA


Oct. 12
S: Yirong Bi, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Maddie Hart, PSU


Oct. 19
S: Chase Kinney, Sr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Vanessa Krause, MICH


Oct. 26
S: Lilly King, So., IND
D: Olivia Rosendahl, So., NU
F: Beata Nelson, WIS


Nov. 2
S: Kennedy Goss, Jr., IND

S: Emma Sougstad, Sr., IOWA
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Sarah Bacon, MINN


Nov. 9
S: Siobhan Haughey, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Beata Nelson, WIS


Nov. 16
S: Lilly King, So., IND

S: Liz Li, Jr., OSU
D: Taylor Pamplin, So., IND
F: Lindsey Horejsi, MINN


Nov. 23
S: Vera Koprivova, So., RU
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Valerie Gruest Slowing, NU


Dec. 7
S: Cierra Runge, So., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Lindsey Horejsi, MINN

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