Big Ten Names Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week

Jan. 22, 2008

Women's Swimmer of the Week

Margaret Kelly, Michigan
So., Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer

Kelly earned four NCAA `B' times and four first-place finishes in a pair of dual meet victories over conference foes Michigan State (160-74) and Northwestern (152-134).  Two of her consideration times were against the Spartans as the sophomore touched the wall at 2:00.12 in the 200-yard butterfly and posted a second-place time of 4:52.70 in the 500 freestyle.  Swimming against the Wildcats, Kelly hit `B' standards in the 100 freestyle (50.86) and 100 butterfly (55.08), claiming the top spot in both events.  The Ann Arbor local also picked up a win in the 200 freestyle (1:50.31).  Kelly garners her first career weekly accolade. 

Last MICH SOW: Melissa Jaeger (11/20/07)

Women's Co-Divers of the Week

Elyse Lee, Michigan
Sr., Albion, Mich./Albion
Lee had a flawless weekend, earning four first-place finishes to sweep the diving events in two dual meet wins over Big Ten foes Michigan State (160-74) and Northwestern (152-134).  Against the Spartans, Lee hit NCAA Zone qualifying marks of 290.92 off the one-meter board and 353.93 from the three-meter.  In facing the Wildcats, the senior almost duplicated her previous day's performance, scoring 289.28 from the one-meter and 330.97 off the three-meter both of which are NCAA Zone qualifying standards.  Lee takes home her second weekly honor of the season and fourth of her career.

Last MICH DOW: Elyse Lee (11/20/07)

Bianca Alvarez, Ohio State
Fr., Miami, Fla./Miami Sunset
Alvarez led the Wolverine squad to a double dual meet victory over Michigan State (210.5-89.5) and Eastern Michigan (195-105) as she placed first in both diving events.  Both of her dives qualified her for the NCAA Zone meet in March, posting scores of 293.80 off the one-meter and 343.40 from the three-meter board.  This is the freshman's second-straight weekly honor and as many in her career.



Last OSU DOW: Bianca Alvarez (1/15/08)