Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Feb. 8, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
Minnesota's Danielle James and Kelci Bryant and Ohio State's Katie Bell earned the conference's women's swimming and diving accolades, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday.

Women's Swimmer of the Week
Danielle James- Minnesota
Fr. - Lakeville, Minn. - North

Minnesota's Danielle James won three events and finished second in another while leading the Gophers in the Minnesota Challenge last weekend. In the 200-yard medley relay, James and her team finished first, clocking in at 1:43.97. The freshman swept the breaststroke events, capturing the 100 yard with a time of 1:03.56 and 200 yard with a mark of 2:20.67. James also finished second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.85.

Last Minnesota Women's Swimmer of the Week: Jillian Tyler (Dec. 16 2010)

Women's Co-Divers of the Week
Kelci Bryant - Minnesota
Jr. - Chatham, Ill. - Keystone

Minnesota's Kelci Bryant earns her second consecutive Diver of the Week award after defending her one-meter title and claiming her eighth career national title at the 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championships last week. The junior scored 283.90 points to win the one-meter title, securing the win with the highest-scoring dive in the finals. The All-American then placed sixth in the three-meter diving event with a score of 324.75.

Last Minnesota Women's Diver of the Week: Kelci Bryant (Feb. 1 2011)

Katie Bell - Ohio State
Sr. - Columbus, Ohio - Graham

Ohio State's Katie Bell captured her second U.S. national championship with a gold-medal performance on the synchronized 10-meter platform event at the U.S. Diving Winter Nationals. She teamed with Mary Beth Dunnichay of Elwood, Ind., to top the field, totaling 283.20 points to win their first national title as a team. Bell also captured a silver medal on the 10-meter platform event with 347.35 points. This marks Bell's first weekly award of the season and the third for the Buckeyes. Last Ohio State Women's Diver of the Week: Bianca Alvarez (Jan. 25, 2011)

 

 

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
Feb. 1
S: Chelsea Weedman, Fr., PSU
D: Kelci Bryant, Jr., MINN
Feb. 8
S: Danielle James, Fr., MINN
D: Kelci Bryant, Jr., MINN
D: Katie Bell, Sr., OSU