Minnesota and Purdue Named Big Ten Swimmer and Diver of the Week

Nov. 6, 2007

Swimmer of the Week
Jenny Shaughnessy, Minnesota
Jr., Rochester, Minn./ John Marshall

Shaughnessy claimed victory in three of her four events to help Minnesota overtake North Carolina by a score of 208.5-160.5.  Her times in the 200- (2:03.30) and 400-yard individual medleys (4:20.25) and 200 freestyle (1:48.90) were season bests and all meet the NCAA `B' standard.  The Rochester, Minn., native also participated on the first-place 800 free relay squad, which posted a `B' standard time of 7:23.08.  The junior Gopher picks up her first Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honor. 
Last MINN SOW: Jillian Tyler (10/16/07)

Diver of the Week
Ashley Karnes, Purdue
So., Bloomington, Ind./ Bloomington North
Karnes placed first in all three of her diving events last week, providing quality points in meets against Notre Dame and Northwestern.  The sophomore's execution off the three-meter board versus Northwestern set a season-high score of 293.05, and her mark from Friday's meet against Notre Dame on the one-meter of 271.95 qualified her for the NCAA Zone Regionals.  The Indiana native is honored with her first weekly Big Ten award.

Last PUR DOW: Amanda Miller (1/23/07)