Big Ten Announces Weekly Women's Swimming and Diving Awards

Oct. 20, 2009

The conference office announced on Tuesday the second weekly women’s swimming and diving award winners of the season for meets through Oct. 14-20.  Wisconsin’s Maggie Meyer collected her second-straight swimming laurel and Michigan State’s Sarah Clay turned in a pair of career-high scores to garner the weekly diving accolade. 

Women’s Swimmer of the Week:
Maggie Meyer, Wisconsin
Jr. - North Oaks, Minn. - White Bear Lake

Maggie Meyer garners her second weekly award in as many weeks after an impressive showing in Wisconsin’s 216-83 win over Iowa last Friday. The junior Badger remained unbeaten on the season by picking up four event wins, setting two pool records and recording a pair of NCAA championships consideration marks. Meyer lowered her NCAA time and shaved a full second off the pool record in the 100-yard backstroke, winning in 54.36. She followed that performance with another pool record and NCAA time of 1:58.17 in the 200 back, winning the race by a full seven seconds. The North Oaks, Minn., native also factored into the Badgers' wins in the 200 medley relay -- contributing the lead backstroke leg -- and in the 400 freestyle relay, where she clocked a 50.65 split to narrowly miss NCAA consideration in the 100 free. Meyer has now earned the last three weekly swimming honors for the Badgers, dating back to last February.

Last Wisconsin Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Maggie Meyer (Oct. 13, 2009)

Women’s Diver of the Week:
Sarah Clay, Michigan State
So. - Fishers, Ind. - Hamilton SE

Sophomore Sarah Clay dominated the diving events in Michigan State’s dual meet against Illinois last week, recording two career highs to go along with a pair of NCAA Regional Qualifying scores on both the one- and three-meter boards. The Fishers, Ind., native posted a 333.45 on the three-meter platform to claim top honors in the event, and supplemented that performance with a 308.55 mark in the one-meter competition to earn runner-up honors, finishing second only to Spartan teammate Kayla Kalmbach (309.90). 

Last Michigan State Women’s Diver of the Week: Danielle Williams (Dec. 16, 2008)