Minnesota Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Kierra Smith was named Swimmer and Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota's Kierra Smith was named Swimmer and Freshman of the Week.

Oct. 23, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer and Freshman of the Week
Kierra Smith, Minnesota
Fr. – Kelowna, B.C. – Immaculate Regional 

  • Posted three first-place finishes, including a meet record, in Minnesota’s victory over Kansas last weekend
  • Finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.08), 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.54) and 200-yard medley relay (1:44.73)
  • Her time in the 200-yard breaststroke was a meet record and NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Earns the first Swimmer of the Week and second Freshman of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Jessica Plant (Oct. 16, 2012)
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kierra Smith (Oct. 16, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Sarah McCrady, Minnesota
Jr. – Eagan, Minn. - Eagan 

  • Won the 3-meter (322.92) and placed second in the 1-meter (278.85) diving events at Minnesota’s meet against Kansas last weekend
  • Both event scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the second weekly award of this season
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Maggie Keefer (Oct. 16, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 2         S: Angela Chokran, Jr., MICH
                  D: Carey Chen, So., MICH
                  F: Elizabeth Brown, MSU

Oct. 9         S: Tess Behrens, Jr., MINN
                  D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                  F: Lauren Votava, MINN

Oct. 16       S: Jessica Plant, So., MINN
                       Ivy Martin, So., WIS
                  D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Oct. 23       S: Kierra Smith, Fr., MINN
                  D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN