Rutgers and Wisconsin Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Jan. 13, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Danielle Valley, Wisconsin
Jr. – Bradenton, Fla. – Lakewood Ranch
• Collected a pair of first-place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:43.37) and 500-yard freestyle (4:44.81), and added a second-place touch in the 400-yard individual medley (4:19.43) in a dual meet at USC
• Career-best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle currently ranks fourth in the nation
• Time in the 500-yard freestyle is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
• Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Chase Kinney (Oct. 21, 2015)

Diver of the Week
Addison Walkowiak, Rutgers
So. – Ballston Spa, N.Y. – Ballston Spa
• Won the one-meter event with a score of 310.80 and placed second on three-meter with a score of 296.20 in a meet against Miami (Florida) and Kansas
• Scores in both events are NCAA Zone qualifying marks
• Earns her second career Diver of the Week honor
• Last Rutgers Diver of the Week: Addison Walkowiak (Nov. 11, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Jess Unicomb, Wisconsin
Gold Coast, Australia – All Saints Anglican School
• Collected a trio of second-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (55.36), 200-yard backstroke (1:58.44) and 200-yard medley relay (1:40.92), and added a third-place touch in the 100-yard backstroke (55.11) in a dual meet against USC
• Time in the 200-yard backstroke is an NCAA provisional qualifying time
• Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jess Unicomb (Dec. 9, 2015)

2015-16 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Joanna Wu, Sr., RU
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo, PSU

Oct. 14
S: Samantha Harding, Sr., MINN
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Rachel Munson, MINN

Oct. 21
S: Chase Kinney, Jr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS

Oct. 28
S: Samantha Stratford, So., ILL
S: Lindsey Clary, Jr., OSU
D: Madeline Sewell, Jr., MSU
F: Megan Vuong, ILL
F: Julia Oppedisano, MSU

Nov. 4
S: Ali DeLoof, Sr., MICH
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhan Haughey, MICH
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Nov. 11
S: Gia Dalesandro, Jr., IND
S: Allie Davis, Sr., PUR
D: Addison Walkowiak, So., RU
F: Lilly King, IND

Nov. 18
S: Brooke Zeiger, So., MINN
S: Casey Francis, Jr., PSU
D: Lacey Houser, Sr., IND
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Rachel Munson, MINN

Nov. 25
S: Liz Li, So., OSU
S: Emily Fogle, Sr., PUR
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Dec. 9
S: Lilly King, Fr., IND
D: Lexi Tenenbaum, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhain Haughey, MICH
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS

Dec. 16
S: Emma Sougstad, Jr., IOWA
D: Morgan Rafferty, So., IOWA
F: Abbey Schneider, IOWA

Dec. 23
S: Annika Winsnes, Jr., NU
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Sr., PUR
F: Alex Grimes, NU

Jan. 6
S: Emily Kopas, So., MICH
S: Allie Davis, Sr., PUR
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhain Haughey, MICH

Jan. 13
S: Danielle Valley, Jr., WIS
D: Addison Walkowiak, So., RU
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS