Olivia Bray, Carson Foster & David Dixon Named Big 12 Swimmers of the Week

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January 20th, 2021 Big 12, College

Courtesy: Big 12 Sports

Five student-athletes from three institutions were honored with Big 12 Swimming & Diving weekly awards. Texas’ Carson Foster and West Virginia’s David Dixon were men’s co-swimmers of the week while the Longhorns’ Olivia Bray was selected women’s swimmer of the week. WVU’s PJ Lenz and Iowa State’s Michelle Schlossmacher Smith were named the divers of the week.

Competing against the top professional and amateur swimmers in the nation at the USA Swimming Pro Swim Series, Foster won the 200-meter butterfly (1:58.60). He also placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle (1:49.12) and fifth in the 200-meter IM (2:02.99). Foster posted Olympic Trials automatic qualifying times in all three events.

Dixon collected a pair of wins in West Virginia’s first meet of the season at Pitt. He posted a time of 47.84 in the 100-yard butterfly, followed by a 1:44.25 showing in the 200 fly to collect his victories. Dixon also was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that combined for a time of 2:59.46 to grab second place and the third-place 200 medley relay team (1:29.94).

Also competing at the USA Swimming Pro Swim Series, Bray placed second in the 100-meter butterfly (59.16) after recording the top time in the prelims. She also won the consolation final of the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.32) and tied for second in the consolation final of the 100-meter freestyle (57.18). Her efforts in the 100 fly and 100 back were automatic qualifying times for the US Olympic Trials.

Lenz set a program record on the 3-meter springboard and collected a pair of victories in WVU’s meet against Pitt. He notched a 396.98 on the 3-meter to earn the record and finish in second place, besting the previous record of 390.80, set in 2018. His first victory of the day was during the men’s platform event, reaching a 334.95 total. Lenz earned his second win, leading a 1-2-3 Mountaineer finish, on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 363.23.

Schlossmacher Smith recorded two wins last week for Iowa State with 286.35 points in the 1-meter dive and 277.13 points in the 3-meter. She has posted four Zone-qualifying scores in her first two meets of the season.

January 20 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Carson Foster, Texas, Fr. and David Dixon, West Virginia, Sr.
Men’s Diver: PJ Lenz, West Virginia, Jr.
Women’s Swimmer: Olivia Bray, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Diver: Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, Iowa State, Jr.

December 8 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Drew Kibler, Texas, Jr.
Men’s Diver: No competitions
Women’s Swimmer: Olivia Bray, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Diver: No competitions

December 1 Awards
Men’s Newcomer: Carson Foster, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Anna Elendt, Texas, Fr.

November 24 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Janis Silins, TCU, So. and Caspar Corbeau, Texas, So.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, Sr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kate Steward, Kansas, Jr. and Megan Morris, TCU, Jr.
Women’s Diver: Paola Pineda, Texas, Jr.

November 17 Awards
Men’s Newcomer: Carson Foster, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Emma Hultquist, TCU, So.

November 10 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Drew Kibler, Texas, Jr.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, Sr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kelly Pash, Texas, So.
Women’s Diver: Bridget O’Neil, Texas, Fr.

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