Indiana and Purdue Garner Big Ten Weekly Accolades
Oct. 21, 2008
Swimmer of the Week
Kate Zubkova, Indiana
Jr., Kharkov, Ukraine / Technology Lyceum 9
Helping her team to a 164-121 rout over Kentucky this past weekend, Zubkova earned four first-place finishes, including three as an individual. The junior swam an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 54.74 in the 100-yard backstroke. Her other solo first-place performances came in the 200 backstroke and the 200 individual medley in times of 1:59.10 and 2:05.20, respectively. Zubkova also swam a leg with the winning 200 medley relay squad that posted a time of 1:42.08. The Ukraine native earns her second career weekly Big Ten award.
Last IND SOW: Kate Zubkova (1/15/08)
Diver of the Week
Ashley Karnes, Purdue
Jr., Bloomington, Ind. / Bloomington North
Karnes set a new pool record off the three-meter board in a home meet victory at the Indiana Intercollegiates. Her score of 363.50 edged the previous mark of 361.05. From the one-meter, the junior recorded a 297.80 which places her fifth all-time in program history. Both scores exceed NCAA qualifying standards as Karnes takes home her fourth Big Ten Diver of the Week award.
Last PUR DOW: Ashley Karnes (2/5/08)