Minnesota and Michigan State Collect Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Kierra Smith was named Swimmer and Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

Minnesota's Kierra Smith was named Swimmer and Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

Nov. 13, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer and Freshman of the Week
Kierra Smith, Minnesota
Fr. – Kelowna, B.C. – Immaculate Regional  

  • Posted two first-, one second- and one third-place finish at the Minnesota Grand Prix last weekend
  • Finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.11) and 400-yard medley relay (3:39.74), second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.11) and third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.43)
  • Her time in the 200-yard breaststroke was an NCAA automatic qualifying mark, while her times in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley were NCAA provisional qualifying marks
  • Earns the second Swimmer of the Week honor and fourth Freshman of the Week award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Tori Simenec (Nov. 6, 2012)
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kierra Smith (Nov. 6, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Alison Menzies, Michigan State
So. – Winston-Salem, N.C. – Ronald Reagan   

  • Placed first in the 1-meter (283.80) and 3-meter (300.45) diving events against Grand Valley State last weekend
  • Both scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the second Diver of the Week and third total weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan State Diver of the Week: Alison Menzies (Dec. 13, 2011)

2012-13 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 2         S: Angela Chokran, Jr., MICH
                  D: Carey Chen, So., MICH
                  F: Elizabeth Brown, MSU

Oct. 9         S: Tess Behrens, Jr., MINN
                  D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                  F: Lauren Votava, MINN

Oct. 16       S: Jessica Plant, So., MINN
                  S: Ivy Martin, So., WIS
                  D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Oct. 23       S: Kierra Smith, Fr., MINN
                  D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Oct. 30       S: Brooklyn Snodgrass, Fr., IND
                  D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                  D: Cheyenne Cousineau, Jr., OSU
                  F: Brooklyn Snodgrass, IND

Nov. 6        S: Tori Simenec, So., MINN
                  D: Cheyenne Cousineau, Jr., OSU
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Nov. 13       S: Kierra Smith, Fr., MINN
                  D: Alison Menzies, So., MSU
                  F: Kierra Smith, MINN


 

 

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