Feb. 2, 2010
The conference office announced on Tuesday the 16th weekly women’s swimming and diving awards for meets from Jan. 25-31. Wisconsin’s Maggie Meyer swam to her fifth weekly laurel of the 2009-10 campaign as Ohio State’s Bianca Alaverz earned the nod as Diver of the Week.
Women’s Swimmer of the Week:
Maggie Meyer, Wisconsin
Jr. - North Oaks, Minn. - White Bear Lake
Maggie Meyer was unstoppable for the Badgers against conference rivals Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue, winning all six events in which she competed at the Big Ten Quad Duals. The junior was part of six UW Natatorium pool records and recorded NCAA 'B' qualifying marks on all six of her swims to help lead the Badgers to three dual-meet wins. On the opening day of competition, the North Oaks, Minn., native toppled four school records, including new individual standards in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke events. Meyer bettered her own facility record in the 200 back, rolling to a time of 1:56.99 to score the win and an NCAA provisional mark. She then bested her own pool record in the 100 back by splitting a time of 54.16 as the lead leg on the Badgers’ winning 400 medley relay effort before winning the open event on day two of competition. Meyer, the national leader in the 100-yard backstroke, is now a five-time Big Ten Swimmer of the Week in 2009-10.
Last Wisconsin Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Maggie Meyer (Nov. 17, 2009)
Women’s Diver of the Week:
Bianca Alvarez, Ohio State
So. - Miami, Fla. - Miami Sunset
Sophomore Bianca Alvarez swept the springboard events, accumulating a winning total of 317.60 points for the Buckeyes as Ohio State played host to Penn State at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion last week. The Miami, Fla., native posted a 317.00 mark in the one-meter competition and supplemented that performance with another winning effort in the three-meter event. With a score of 372.40. Both scores achieved NCAA qualification standards.
Last Ohio State Women’s Diver of the Week: Chelsea Davis (Jan. 12, 2010)