Stanford’s Janet Hu Earns Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer Of The Week

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January 23rd, 2018 College, Pac-12

Press Release courtesy of the Pac-12

The Conference office announced today that Janet Hu of Stanford was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week and ARIZONA STATE’s Ashley McCool was voted Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week.

Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Janet Hu, SR, Stanford (Vienna, Va.)
Hu won seven events (four individual events and three relays) and set an Avery Aquatic Center record to help lead then-No. 3 Stanford to two Pac-12 dual victories. Hu’s four individual wins were in four different events and three different strokes. She won all four of her races in a 176-113 win over Arizona State on Saturday as she broke a two-year-old pool record in the 200 back (1:53.18), then won the 100 fly and helped Stanford to victories in both relays. A day prior, she helped the Cardinal defeat then-No. 20 Arizona (192-100) with a first-place finish in both of her individual races (100 back and 50 free) and the 400 free relay. Her time of 22.09 in the 50 free was just two-hundreths from the pool record held by Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel.

Women’s Diver of the Week: Ashley McCool, FR, Arizona State (Tinley Park, Ill.)
McCool won three of four events on the weekend at then-No. 5 Cal and then-No. 3 Stanford. She set a new school record in the 3-meter on Friday (359.48) and re-set her own record on Saturday (362.20), garnering first place in both competitions. She also broke the five year-old 3-meter Arizona State record and set a new Stanford pool record in the 3-meter on Saturday. Her last first place finish came against Stanford in the 1-meter (316.35). She also placed second in the event against California (307.65).

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 Country 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

ALSO NOMINATED
Swimmer: Daniella Georges, ARIZ; Amy Bilquist, CAL; Louise Hansson, USC; Gillian St John, UTAH.
Diver: Delaney Schnell, ARIZ; Phoebe LaMay, CAL; Kassidy Cook, STAN; Emma Ruchala, UTAH.

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

  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

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