Minnesota Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Sarah McCrady was named Diver of the Week.

Minnesota's Sarah McCrady was named Diver of the Week.

Oct. 9, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer of the Week
Tess Behrens, Minnesota
Jr. – Maple Grove, Minn. – Maple Grove 

  • Won three events and placed second in another in Minnesota’s season-opening meet against Michigan
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (55.58), 200-yard backstroke (2:02.06) and 200-yard medley relay (1:42.40), as well as a second-place time in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.93)
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Melissa Nelson (Feb. 7, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Sarah McCrady, Minnesota
Jr. – Eagan, Minn. - Eagan 

  • Won the 1-meter (319.43) and 3-meter (314.55) diving events against Michigan over the weekend
  • Both event scores are NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Maggie Keefer (Feb. 7, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Votava, Minnesota
St. Louis, Mo. – Parkway South  

  • Won two events in her first meet as a Golden Gopher
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (50.95) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:35.74)
  • Placed second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.60) and third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:44.19)
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Tori Simenec (Feb. 7, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 2         S: Angela Chokran, Jr., MICH
                  D: Carey Chen, So., MICH
                  F: Elizabeth Brown, MSU

Oct. 9         S: Tess Behrens, Jr., MINN
                  D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                  F: Lauren Votava, MINN