Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Nov. 18, 2015

Co-Swimmers of the Week
Brooke Zeiger, Minnesota
So. – Cumberland, R.I.
• Broke Minnesota’s 400-meter individual medley record in both prelims and finals, while also setting a new Golden Gopher record in the 200-meter individual medley at the Arena Pro Swim Series
• Collected fourth- and seventh-place finishes in the 400-meter individual medley (4:42.49) and 200-meter individual medley (2:17.81) events
• Times in the individual medley events convert to NCAA provisional qualifying times, per NCAA conversion standards
• Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Samantha Harding (Oct. 14, 2015)

Casey Francis, Penn State
Jr. – East Meadow, N.Y. – Pine Crest
• Finished first in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:05.37) and 500-yard freestyle (4:51.70), while adding a second-place mark in the 400-yard individual medley (4:22.97) at the Penn State Invite
• Broke the Penn State and McCoy Natatorium records in the 1,650-yard freestyle, recording an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the event, and currently leads the nation by over 20 seconds
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Amy Modglin (Jan. 15, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Lacey Houser, Indiana
Sr. – Danville, Ind. – Danville Community
• Swept the springboard diving events against Wisconsin, scoring 325.13 points in the one-meter event and 362.25 points in the three-meter competition
• Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
• Earns her second career Diver of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Diver of the Week: Jessica Parratto (Feb. 3, 2015)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Miranda Tucker, Indiana
Fr. – Plymouth, Mich. – Watford Cyber Academy
• Finished first in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:32.41) and 200-meter individual medley (2:21.75), and added a second-place mark in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:10.56) against Wisconsin
• Times in the breaststroke events convert to NCAA provisional qualifying times, per NCAA conversion standards
• Collects her second Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Lilly King (Nov. 11, 2015)

Rachel Munson, Minnesota
Fr. – Shorewood, Wis. – Shorewood High School
• Recorded times of 1:09.36 in the 100-meter breaststroke and 2:32.90 in the 200-meter breaststroke events at the Arena Pro Swim Series
• Times in the breaststroke events convert to NCAA provisional qualifying times, per NCAA conversion standards
• Collects her second Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Rachel Munson (Oct. 14, 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

Nov. 18
S: Brooke Zeiger, So., MINN
S: Casey Francis, Jr., PSU
D: Lacey Houser, Sr., IND
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Rachel Munson, MINN