Oct. 16, 2007
Swimmer of the Week
Jillian Tyler, Minnesota
Fr., Calgary, Alberta/Ernest Manning
Tyler competed in four events in Minnesota's dual meet versus Florida and won three of them. Her time in the 100- (1:01.46) and 200- (2:13.47) yard breaststrokes qualifies her for the NCAA Championships in March. She currently ranks second in Gopher history for top times in the 100 breaststroke and also ranks third in program history in the 200 breaststroke. Tyler had a third-place finish in the 400 individual medley (4:28.52) behind All-American Jenny Shaugnessy and took part in the first-place 200 medley relay (1:42.76) also. This is the Calgary, Alberta native's first weekly honor.
Last MINN SOW: Yuen Kobayashi (12/5/06)
Diver of the Week
Ciara Rinaudo, Wisconsin
Fr., Phoenix, Ariz./Phoenix North
Rinaudo competed in two meets this week aiding the Badgers to victories in both. Against UW-Milwaukee, the freshman broke two school records off both the one- (314.93) and three-meter (316.65) boards. In a dual meet against Iowa, the Arizona Native placed second in the one-meter (236.33) and third on the three-meter (246.38). Rinaudo earns her second consecutive weekly award and second of her career.
Last WIS DOW: Jenny Hawkins (10/10/06)