Wisconsin and Minnesota Take Home Weekly Swimming and Diving Honors

Wisconsin's Ashley Wanland earns Swimmer of the Week laurels for week two.

Wisconsin's Ashley Wanland earns Swimmer of the Week laurels for week two.

Oct. 19, 2010

Park Ridge, Ill. - The conference office announced on Tuesday the second weekly women's swimming and diving award winners for the 2010-11 season. Wisconsin's Ashley Wanland and Minnesota's Margaret Keefer earned the nod as Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, after leading their teams to wins in weekend competition.

Women's Swimmer of the Week
Ashley Wanland - Wisconsin
Jr. - Long Grove, Ill. - Adlai E. Stevenson

Junior Ashley Wanland captured first place in three of four events, and earned three NCAA provisional times, as Wisconsin downed Iowa, 208-92, on Friday night. Wanland opened the meet as the second leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that earned an NCAA `B' time with a mark of 1:40.76. She then followed that up by sweeping both of the breaststroke events with NCAA `B' times. She won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:01.77 and then won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:14.49.

Last Wisconsin Women's Swimmer of the Week: Maggie Meyer (Feb. 2, 2010)

Women's Diver of the Week
Margaret Keefer- Minnesota
Fr. - Stillwater, Minn. - Stillwater

Freshman Margaret Keefer aided the Gophers to a team win with a victory in the diving well for Minnesota. The Stillwater, Minn., native took home top honors on the 1-meter board, finishing with a score of 283.80. This marks the first weekly honor for Keefer and is the first by a Gopher diver this season.

Last Minnesota Women's Diver of the Week: Kelci Bryant (Jan. 26, 2010)

2010 Big Ten Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 12 S: Jillian Tyler, Sr., MINN
D: Amanda Lohman, Jr., MICH
Oct. 19 S: Ashley Wanland, Jr., WIS
D: Margaret Keefer, Fr., MINN