Nov. 17, 2009
The conference office announced on Tuesday the sixth weekly women’s swimming and diving award winners of the season for meets through Nov. 9-16. Wisconsin’ Maggie Meyer garners her fourth swimming accolade of the season and Northwestern’s Felicitas Lenz earns her first weekly diving laurel.
Women’s Swimmer of the Week:
Maggie Meyer, Wisconsin
Jr. - North Oaks, Minn. - White Bear Lake
Maggie Meyer improved her unbeaten streak by four last Friday against Northwestern, adding four more NCAA qualifying marks to go along with each of her wins. The junior led off the Badgers' winning effort in the 200 medley relay, which finished in a pool-record and NCAA consideration time of 1:41.88, and then anchored UW's winning quartet in the 400 free relay, which came home first in an NCAA time of 3:22.51. Individually, Meyer remained unbeaten on the year by winning her 11th and 12th races of the season in dominant fashion. She clocked the nation's fastest time and became the NCAA's first automatic qualifier this season in the 100 backstroke with a pool-record mark of 53.01 to win the event by over three seconds. Meyer followed that by winning the 200 back by a four-second margin in an NCAA consideration time of 1:57.20. Meyer has now won all 12 individual events she has competed in on the year while posting NCAA marks on 10 of those swims.
Last Wisconsin Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Maggie Meyer (Nov. 10, 2009)
Women’s Diver of the Week:
Felicitas Lenz, Northwestern
Fr. - Altadena, Calif. - Polytechnic School
Freshman Felicitas Lenz propelled Northwestern to a comeback 157-143 win over perennial power Wisconsin last week, dominating both platforms to provide the Wildcats crucial diving points in the 14-point victory. The Altadena, Calif., native scored 262.95 and 292.65 in the one and three-meter events, respectively, to claim top honors in each. The Wildcat newcomer then posted a pair of top-two finishes during Saturday’s dual-meet victory over Illinois-Chicago, capturing first on the one-meter board (284.78) and second on the three-meter platform (291.00) against the Flames. On the weekend, Lenz recorded three NCAA qualifying marks. This is the first weekly award for Lenz, who returns the diving honor to Evanston, Ill., for the first time since Chelsea Davis accomplished the feat in January of 2006.
Last Northwestern Women’s Diver of the Week: Chelsea Davis (Jan. 10. 2006)