Jan. 13, 2009
Swimmer of the Week
Kassia Shishkoff, Northwestern
Jr., Raleigh, N.C. / St. David’s School
Shishkoff piloted Northwestern to wins over No. 24 Notre Dame and Toledo in a double-dual meet this past Saturday. The junior tallied three individual event wins and finished second in another to lead all scorers. Her winning times clocked in at 2:01.53 (200-yard individual medley), 4:17.37 (400 individual medley) and 4:51.64 (500 freestyle). Her clutch anchor-leg performance in the 400 freestyle relay sealed the victory for the Wildcat quartet in a time of 3:24.40. The Raleigh, N.C., native collects her third career weekly laurel.
Last NU SOW: Emily Wong (11/11/08)
Diver of the Week
Christina Loukas, Indiana
Sr., Riverwoods, Ill. / Deerfield
Loukas earns her ninth all-time Big Ten Diver of the Week award, more than any other performer in conference history. She racked up two gold-medal performances this past weekend at a home quad meet featuring Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. Off the one-meter board, the senior captured the title by more than 21 points, recording a total of 322.60. From the three-meter, the 2008 Olympian led a 1-2-3 IU sweep of the event, posting a mark of 354.85. Both dive totals qualify her for the NCAA Zone Diving meet in March.
Last IND DOW: Christina Loukas (12/9/08)