Indiana, Purdue and Rutgers Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Nov. 11, 2015

Co-Swimmers of the Week
Gia Dalesandro, Indiana
Jr. – Naperville, Ill. – Neuqua Valley
• Claimed a trio of first-place touches in the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.89), 100-yard butterfly (53.44) and 200-yard individual medley (2:01.68) against No. 10 Auburn
• Times in both butterfly events are NCAA provisional qualifying marks, and rank No. 5 in the nation
• The 2014-15 Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Brooklynn Snodgrass (Feb. 3, 2015)

Allie Davis, Purdue
Sr. – Santa Rosa, Calif. – Windsor
• Recorded three first-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle (4:47.31), 1,000-yard freestyle (9:51.66) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:26.15) against Iowa
• Time in the 500-yard freestyle is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, and ranks No. 5 in the nation
• Time in the 1,000-yard freestyle ranks 10th in the country
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Julianne Heyde (Feb. 17, 2015)

Diver of the Week
Addison Walkowiak, Rutgers
So. – Ballston Spa, N.Y. – Ballston Spa
• Swept the springboard diving events against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Villanova
• Scored 303.25 points in the one-meter event and 348.55 points in the three-meter competition, recording NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
• Produced the program record in the three-meter event
• Earns her first career Diver of the Week honor
• Becomes the first Big Ten Diver of the Week for Rutgers

Freshman of the Week
Lilly King, Indiana
Fr. – Evansville, Ind. – F.J. Reitz
• Recorded a pair of first-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.74) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.64), and added a fourth-place touch in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.67) against Auburn
• Collected season-best times in all three events
• Times in the breaststroke events are NCAA provisional qualifying marks
• Collects her first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Miranda Tucker (Oct. 21, 2015)

2015-16 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Joanna Wu, Sr., RU
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo, PSU

Oct. 14
S: Samantha Harding, Sr., MINN
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Rachel Munson, MINN

Oct. 21
S: Chase Kinney, Jr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS

Oct. 28
S: Samantha Stratford, So., ILL
S: Lindsey Clary, Jr., OSU
D: Madeline Sewell, Jr., MSU
F: Megan Vuong, ILL
F: Julia Oppedisano, MSU

Nov. 4
S: Ali DeLoof, Sr., MICH
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhan Haughey, MICH
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Nov. 11
S: Gia Dalesandro, Jr., IND
S: Allie Davis, Sr., PUR
D: Addison Walkowiak, So., RU
F: Lilly King, IND