Michigan's Gilliam and Iowa's Underwood Collect Weekly Women's Swimming and Diving Honors




Nov. 9, 2004

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Swimmer of the Week

Susan Gilliam, Michigan
SO, Los Angeles, Calif./Bolles
Gilliam earns her second career Swimmer of the Week honor after posting two NCAA automatic qualifying times against top 25 competition as the Wolverines finished fifth in a field of eight teams at the Boilermaker Challenge last weekend. In addition to No. 17 Michigan, seven other top 25 teams competed, including No. 3 Florida and No. 4 Texas. The sophomore won both the 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle events with "A" standards of 4:45.02 and 16:20.85, respectively. Gilliam also earned an NCAA provisional cut with her second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.61) and was part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that posted a time of 7:28.16.

Diver of the Week

Nancilea Underwood, Iowa
JR, Spring, Texas/Oak Ridge
Underwood earns her first-ever Diver of the Week after earning a first and second-place finish in a Conference meet against Minnesota. The Hawkeyes fell to the Gophers by a score of 129-171, but swept the diving portion of the competition. The junior took first on the one-meter with a score of 304.35 and finished a close second to teammate Lisette Planken in the three-meter event with a mark of 320.10.