Indiana, Northwestern and Purdue Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Jan. 27, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Kaersten Meitz, Purdue
So. – Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha South
• Collected a pair of first-place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:44.58), 500-yard freestyle (4:46.62) and contributed to a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:24.23) against Indiana
• Career-best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle was 10 seconds faster than the next competitor and ranks No. 6 in the nation, while time in the 500-yard freestyle is an NCAA provisional qualifying time
• Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Allie Davis (Jan. 6, 2016)

Diver and Co-Freshman of the Week
Olivia Rosendahl, Northwestern
Fr. – Los Angeles, Calif. – Immaculate Heart
• Swept the springboard events with a score of 317.63 on one-meter and 347.93 in three-meter diving en route to a Northwestern victory over Iowa
• Scores in both events are NCAA Zone qualifying marks, and score in the one-meter event was a Norris Aquatics Center pool record
• Earns her first career Diver of the Week honor and fourth Freshman of the Week award
• Last Northwestern Diver of the Week: Cosima Lenz (Nov. 15, 2011)
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Olivia Rosendahl (Jan. 20, 2016)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Lilly King, Indiana
Evansville, Ind. – FJ Reitz
• Collected two first-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.23) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.60) in the dual meet win over Purdue
• Times in both events are NCAA provisional qualifying times
• Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Miranda Tucker (Nov. 18, 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

Jan. 20
S: Lilly King, Fr., IND
S: Clara Smiddy, So., MICH
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhain Haughey, MICH
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Jan. 27
S: Kaersten Meitz, So., PUR
D/F: Olivia Rosendahl, Fr., NU
F: Lilly King, IND