Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Women's Swimming and Diving Accolades

Oct. 12, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Yirong Bi, Michigan
So. - Hangzhou, China - Zhejiang College of Sports
• Recorded six top-three finishes in Michigan’s tripleheader against Louisville
• Finished first in the 200 freestyle (1:47.75), 500 freestyle (4:44.98), 800 freestyle (7:39.09), 1,000 freestyle (9:43.82) and 400 individual medley (4:19.66)
• Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Siobhain Haughey (Feb. 3, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Anna Filipcic, Nebraska
Sr. - Omaha, Neb. - Omaha Burke
• Earned a pair of first-place finishes to help the Cornhuskers defeat Iowa State
• Won the one-meter board (3:15.08) and three-meter board (328.88) diving events
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Earns her sixth career Diver of the Week honor 
• Last Nebraska Diver of the Week: Anna Filipcic (Dec. 16, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Maddie Hart, Penn State
Bryn Mawr, Pa. - Haverford
• Collected a trio of first-place finishes in Penn State’s dual meet against Towson
• Took first in the 100 butterfly (56.66), 100 backstroke (56.08) and in the 200 medley relay (1:43.52) in her collegiate debut
• Earns her first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo (Oct. 7, 2015)

2016-17 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 5
S: Tereysa Lehnertz, Jr., IOWA
D: Jacintha Thomas, So., IOWA
F: Hannah Burvill, IOWA

Oct. 12
S: Yirong Bi, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Maddie Hart, PSU