Minnesota Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

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