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)