Indiana and Ohio State Claim Weekly Honors

Jan. 15, 2008

Swimmer of the Week

Kate Zubkova, Indiana

So., Kharkov, Ukraine/Technology Lyceum 9

In just her first meet as a Hoosier, sophomore transfer Zubkova took home six first-place finishes to guide IU to a victory.  Zubkova's best performance came in the 100-yard backstroke, recording an NCAA `A' time of 54.18.  She also met the NCAA `B' time in the 200 backstroke clocking in at 1:58.03.  Both of her backstroke swims set new pool records.  In relay action, the newcomer swam on a record-breaking team, posting 3:42.75 in the 400 medley relay.  The Ukraine native also swam on the winning 200 medley relay squad, recording a NCAA `B' time of 1:42.18.  Other firsts on the day included the 100 butterfly (55.64) and 200 freestyle relay (1:34.30).  Zubkova garners her inaugural weekly accolade.




Last IND SOW: Presley Bard (10/30/07)


Diver of the Week

Bianca Alvarez, Ohio State

Fr., Miami, Fla./Miami Sunset

Alvarez set a new school and McCorkle Aquatic Center record with her performance off the three-meter board scoring 396.15 points in a win over Wright State, 150-87.  In the same meet, Alvarez placed second from the one-meter height totaling 282.45 points.  The freshman bettered this dive a day later in a dual meet against Kentucky finishing second and posting a score of 310.28.  Her three-meter performance, however, yielded a first-place showing with a score of 372.00.  The Buckeyes downed the Wildcats 179-119.  The Miami native earns her first career weekly award.


Last OSU DOW: Chelsea Davis (12/04/07)