Ohio State and Purdue Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Feb. 16, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Lew Gerbrandt, Purdue
Sr. – Butte, Mont. – Butte
• Collected a trio of first-place finishes at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Recorded a pair of individual wins in the 100-yard butterfly (55.86) and 200-yard individual medley (2:07.81)
• Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.03) as the butterfly leg, and swam the 100-yard freestyle in 54.29 seconds
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Kaersten Meitz (Jan. 27, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Mikayla Murphy, Ohio State
Holland Ohio – St. Ursula Academy
• Recorded first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Posted career-best times in the 100-yard backstroke (54.73), 200-yard backstroke (1:57.33) and 500-yard freestyle (4:53.40)
• Times in both backstroke events are NCAA provisional qualifying standards
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Brittany Menninger (Feb. 10, 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

Feb. 3
S/F: Siobhain Haughey, Fr., MICH
S: Chase Kinney, Jr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN

Feb. 10
S: Danielle Valley, Jr., WIS
D: Hannah Thek, So., OSU
F: Hazel Hertting, WIS

Feb. 16
S: Lew Gerbrandt, Sr., PUR
F: Mikayla Murphy, OSU