Purdue and Ohio State Collect Weekly Women's Swimming and Diving Awards

Jan. 25, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
Purdue's Ariel Martin and Ohio State's Bianca Alvarez have been named the Big Ten women's Swimmer and Diver of the week respectively, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

Women's Swimmer of the Week
Ariel Martin - Purdue
Sr. - Jeffersonville, Ind. - Jeffersonville

Ariel Martin put together a strong showing as Purdue defeated Indiana, 161-139 last weekend. Martin won all three sprint freestyle events, including an NCAA-provisional mark in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.12. The senior matched her season-best time in the 100 free with a time of 50.62 and, earned top honors in the 50 free when she touched the wall in 23.31. This marks the first weekly award of Martin's career and first for the Boilermakers since 2006.

Last Purdue Women's Swimmer of the Week: Carlene Takaki (Nob. 7, 2006)

Women's Diver of the Week
Bianca Alvarez - Ohio State
Jr. - Miami, Fla. - Miami Sunset

Ohio State's Bianca Alvarez collected four titles in the springboard events last weekend as the Buckeyes competed against Michigan and Michigan State. Against the Wolverines, the junior took first place in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events with respective scores of 327.30 and 386.62. Against the Spartans, the Buckeye took top honors on both boards, with a score of 344.7 on the 1-meter. Alvarez's score of 420.68 on the 3-meter set a McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion record. This marks Alvarez's second weekly award of the season.

Last Ohio State Women's Diver of the Week: Bianca Alvarez (Nov. 16, 2010)

2010-11 Big Ten Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 12
S: Jillian Tyler, Sr., MINN
D: Amanda Lohman, Jr., MICH
Oct. 19
S: Ashley Wanland, Jr., WIS
D: Margaret Keefer, Fr., MINN
Oct. 26
S: Amy Modglin, So., PSU
D: Erin Mertz, Sr., PUR
Nov. 2
S: Adrienne Bicek, So., MICH
S: Rebecka Palm, Fr., WIS
D: Gabby Agostino, Jr., IND
Nov. 9
S: Maggie Meyer, Sr., WIS
D: Erin Mertz, Sr., PUR
Nov. 16
S: Jillian Tyler, Sr., MINN
D: Bianca Alvarez, Jr., OSU
Nov. 23
S: Megan Detro, So., OSU
D: Gabby Agostino, Jr., IND
Dec. 7
S: Maggie Meyer, Sr., WIS
D: Kelci Bryant, Jr., MINN
Dec. 14
S: Katarina Tour, Sr., IOWA
D: Sarah Clay, Jr., MSU
Jan. 4
S: No selection
D: Ilana Zeises, Sr., PSU
Jan. 11
S: Taylor Wohrley, So., IND
D: Laura Ryan, Fr., IND
Jan. 17
S: Amy Modglin, So., PSU
D: Kelci Bryant, Jr., MINN
Jan. 25
S: Ariel Martin, Sr., PUR
D: Bianca Alvarez, Jr., OSU