TCU’s Babic, WVU’s Haimes Named Big 12 Swimmers Of The Week

by SwimSwam 0

January 22nd, 2020 Big 12, College

Courtesy: Big 12 Conference

Jiayu Chen (Kansas), Dusan Babic (TCU), Emily Haimes (West Virginia) and Austin Smith (West Virginia) have earned Big 12 swimming and diving of the week honors for week six.

Babic was named Men’s Swimmer of the Week after picking up his first dual meet double win of the season. The freshman collected a victory in the 1,000 freestyle in his first career start in the event. He followed that performance with another win in the 100 freestyle.

After pacing the Mountaineers in a dual meet at TCU, Haimes collected Women’s Swimmer of the Week honors. The freshman earned three total victories, including an individual victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a 52.02 time. She swam the leadoff position in two of Mountaineers’ relays, helping the teams finish first in both. Haimes performance helped West Virginia to its first Conference win of the year.

Smith helped the Mountaineers to a pair of wins over SMU and TCU en route to earning Men’s Diving honors. The senior collected the first win of his collegiate career on the 1-meter springboard at TCU, earning a 296.77 total. He also finished third on the 3-meter at TCU, completing the 1-2-3 Mountaineer finish on the event.

Chen was named the Women’s Diver of the Week after continuing her strong freshman campaign in Lawrence. She took home a quartet of wins with a pair of victories coming in the 1-meter and the 3-meter dives. Chen is in the midst of a 12-straight event winning streak.

2019-20 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Award Winners
Oct. 16

Hunter Armstong West Virginia, Fr. Men’s Swimmer
Emily Haines West Virginia, Fr. Women’s Swimmer
Nick Cover West Virginia, So. Men’s Diver
Jiayu Chen Kansas, Fr. Women’s Diver

Oct. 30

Chris Staka Texas, Jr. Men’s Swimmer
Kelly Pash Texas, Fr. Women’s Swimmer
Jordan Windle Texas, Jr. Men’s Diver
Alison Gibson Texas, Sr. Women’s Diver

Nov. 13

David Dixon West Virginia, Jr. Men’s Swimmer
Morgan Bullock West Virginia, Sr. Women’s Swimmer
Jordan Windle Texas, Jr. Men’s Diver
Izzy Ashdown TCU, Jr. Women’s Diver

Dec. 4

David Dixon West Virginia, Jr. Men’s Swimmer
Mannon Manning Kansas, Jr. Women’s Swimmer
Jordan Windle Texas, Jr. Men’s Diver
Alison Gibson Texas, Sr. Women’s Diver

Jan. 8

Angelo Russo West Virginia, Jr. Men’s Swimmer
Morgan Bullock West Virginia, Sr. Women’s Swimmer
PJ Lenz West Virginia, So. Men’s Diver
Camille Burt West Virginia, So. Women’s Diver

Jan. 22

Dusan Babic TCU, Fr. Men’s Swimmer
Emily Haimes West Virginia, Fr. Women’s Swimmer
Austin Smith West Virginia, Sr. Men’s Diver
Jiayu Chen Kansas, Fr. Women’s Diver

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