Minnesota Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

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