The Summit League has announced its first swimmers and divers of the week for the 2014-2015 season, with three of the four awards heading to the state of South Dakota.
The University of South Dakota swept the women’s awards. Sophomore Sam Schutt scored her second career award after winning three races against Minnesota State over the weekend.
The USD-Minnesota State dual was swum in short course meters. Schutt went on a tear through the middle distances of the freestyle events, winning the 100 (59.60), 200 (2:08.12) and 400 (4:36.52) freestyles to help the Coyotes win 175-116.
Meanwhile fellow sophomore Greysen Hertting won both 1-meter and 3-meter diving to earn the Summit League’s diver of the week award. Her 1-meter score was 264.60, just less than half a point away from the NCAA Zone qualifying mark. This is incredibly her 11th career weekly honor after just two seasons in the Summit League.
The men’s swimmer of the week also swims in South Dakota, but for the state’s rival Division I program South Dakota State. Senior Alex McLain won the 100 back and finished 2nd in the 200 back as the Jackrabbits fell to the University of North Dakota. McLain’s 200 back time is the fastest so far this season in the entire Summit League. This is his first weekly conference honor.
The non-South Dakota representative was IUPUI’s conference diver of the week Cody Watts. Watts, a junior, qualified for the NCAA zone meet in his team’s first competition of the season, scoring 335.25 on the 1-meter board, a score that stands as the second best in IUPUI history. Watts, who came to Indianapolis from Centerville, Indiana, has been named diver of the week once prior by the Summit League.