Minnesota Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards




Feb. 7, 2012

Swimmer of the Week

Melissa Nelson, Minnesota
Sr. – Maple Grove, Minn. – Maple Grove

  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (55.92), 100-yard backstroke (56.42) and 400-yard medley relay (3:49.39) at the Minnesota Challenge
  • Placed second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.88), 100-yard freestyle (51.63), 200-freestyle relay (1:36.70) and 200-yard medley relay (1:46.04)
  • Earns her first weekly award of the season and the second of her career
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Haley Spencer (Jan. 17, 2012)

Diver of the Week

Maggie Keefer, Minnesota
So. – Stillwater, Minn. – Stillwater

  • Placed first in the 1-meter (346.35) and 3-meter (340.80) events
  • Both scores are NCAA Zone qualifying marks
  • Earns her fourth weekly award of the season and the fifth of her career
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Maggie Keefer (Nov. 1, 2011)

Freshman of the Week

Tori Simenec, Minnesota
Salem, Ore. – Sprague

  • Produced a first-place finish and NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.40)
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Tori Simenec (Jan. 17, 2012)

2011-12 Big Ten Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 11
S: Tess Behrens, So., MINN
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN

Oct. 18
S: Amy Katz, Fr., PUR
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN

Oct. 25
S: Amy Modglin, Jr., PSU
D: Laura Ryan, So., IND
D: Felicitas Lenz, Jr., NU

Nov. 1
S: Ashley Wanland, Sr., WIS
D: Laura Ryan, So., IND
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN


 

 

Nov. 8
S: Becky Stoughton, Fr., IOWA
D: Bianca Alvarez, Sr., OSU

Nov. 15
S: Beckie Thompson, Sr., WIS
D: Cosima Lenz, So., NU

Nov. 22
S: Megan Detro, Jr., OSU
D: Sarah Clay, Sr., MSU

Nov. 29
S: No Selection
D: No Selection

Dec. 6
S: Allysa Vavra, Sr., IND
D: Veronica Rydze, Sr., IOWA

Dec. 13
S: Abbey Tuchscherer, So., IOWA
S: Jenny Rusch, Jr., MSU
D: Alison Menzies, Fr., MSU
F: Alison Menzies, MSU

Jan. 10
S: Caitlin Dauw, Sr., MICH
D: Amanda Lohman, Sr., MICH
F: Becky Stoughton, IOWA

Jan. 17
S: Alexa Mehesan, Sr., MICH
S: Haley Spencer, Jr., MINN
D: Amanda Lohman, Sr., MICH
F: Tori Simenec, MINN

Jan. 24
S: Allysa Vavra, Sr., IND
D: Amy Cozad, Jr., IND
D: Bianca Alvarez, Sr., OSU
F: Becky Stoughton, IOWA

Jan. 31
S: Beckie Thompson, Sr., WIS
D: Amanda Lohman, Sr., MICH
D: Becky Stoughton, IOWA

Feb. 7
S: Melissa Nelson, Sr., MINN
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN
D: Tori Simenec, MINN

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