Illinois Swimmer and Indiana Diver Earn Weekly Women's Honors

Oct. 24, 2006

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Women's Swimmer of the Week
Marissa Clapp, Illinois
So., Danville, Ill./Bismark Henning


In weekend victories against Oakland and Michigan State, Clapp captured first-place finishes in seven of her eight events.  The Illini sophomore posted wins versus Oakland in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.76), 200-yard IM (2:06.36), 400-yard relay (3:53.82) and a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:06:41), which proved to be a career-best effort.  Against the Spartans, Clapp earned wins in the 100- (1:06.14) and 200-yard (2:19.01) breaststroke, the 400-year IM (4:27.43) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.62).

Last ILL SOW:  Barbie Viney (10/18/05)

Women's Diver of the Week
Christina Loukas, Indiana
Jr., Riverwoods, Ill., Deerfield

Loukas swept both springboard events last week, topping four 2006 All-Americans in doing so.  The Indiana junior's score of 373.95 in the three-meter competition was an IU school record, more than two points better than the previous mark, and a whopping 16.20 higher than the previous three-meter dual-meet school record.  This is the fourth-career weekly selection for Loukas.

Last IND DOW:  Christina Loukas (1/31/06)