Oct. 27, 2009
The conference office announced on Tuesday the third weekly women's swimming and diving award winners of the season for meets through Oct. 20-27. Indiana's Kate Fesenko collects her first swimming accolade of the season and Michigan's Amanda Lohmann posted a pair of NCAA qualifying scores to earn the weekly diving accolade.
Women's Swimmer of the Week:
Kate Fesenko, Indiana
Sr. - Kharkov, Ukraine - Technology Lyceum Nine
Kate Fesenko helped lead Indiana to a season opening 156-144 win at Northwestern on Friday. Fesenko posted individual victories in each of her three events, recording two pool records and a pair of NCAA B cut with stellar performances at backstroke. The Hoosier senior took the 100 back in 53.71 and followed that showing by claiming the 200-back crown in 1:56.10. She closed out the day with a victory in the 100 fly, posting a time of 54.73. Fesenko also swam lead-off backstroke on the winning 200 medley relay, posting a 50-back split of 25.55 as the team finished in 1:44.21.
Last Indiana Women's Swimmer of the Week: Kate Zubkova (Oct. 21, 2008)
Women's Diver of the Week:
Amanda Lohmann, Michigan
So. - Pittsburg, Pa. - Upper St. Clair
Michigan sophomore Amanda Lohmann swept both diving events to lead the Maize and Blue to victory in Friday's double-dual meet against Toledo and the University of Toronto. The Pittsburg, Pa., native set a career-high in the one-meter dive with a score of 307.50, shattering her previous mark of 296.00, set at last year's Big Ten Championships. She then posted a 325.10 off the three-meter board to claim her second individual title of the day. Both performances were good enough to achieve NCAA qualifying standards. Lohmann has been Michigan's top diver in both meets this season, as she also won the one-meter and finished second in the three-meter at Notre Dame on October 10. This is the second weekly award for Lohmann's career.
Last Michigan Women's Diver of the Week: Amanda Lohmann (Feb. 10, 2009)