Rutgers, Minnesota and Penn State Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Oct. 7, 2015

Swimmer of the Week
Joanna Wu, Rutgers
Sr. – Kent, Wash. – Kent-Meridian
• Claimed a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the Florida Gulf Coast University Classic
• Recorded a time of 54.94 seconds in the 100 backstroke and 1:58.71 in the 200 backstroke
• Collected NCAA provisional qualifying times in both events
• The 2014-15 Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Marks the first Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honor for Rutgers

Diver of the Week
Yu Zhou, Minnesota
Jr. – Wuhan, China – Beijing College of Sports
• Finished first in the one-meter event (325.65) and second in the three-meter event (306.75) in Minnesota’s dual meet win over Florida State
• Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
• Earns her fourth career Diver of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Yu Zhou (Feb. 10, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo, Penn State
Fr. – Mexico City, Mexico – German School Alexander von Humboldt
• Collected two first-place finishes and added two third-place touches in Penn State’s wins over Georgia Tech and Liberty
• Finished third in the 200 freestyle against Georgia Tech with a time of 1:52.15
• Touched first in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.37) and 400 individual medley exhibition event (4:19.10), and added a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:47.11) versus Liberty
• Time in the 400 individual medley is an NCAA provisional qualifying time
• Earns her first Freshman of the Week award
• Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor for Penn State

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