Iowa and Minnesota Collect Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Abby Grilli

Abby Grilli

Nov. 19, 2013

Swimmer of the Week
Kierra Smith, Minnesota
So. – Kelowna, B.C. – Immaculate Regional

  • Posted three first-place finishes at the USA Swimming Grand Prix in Minneapolis
  • Finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.43), 200-yard individual medley (1:57.80) and 400-yard medley relay (3:36.80) and placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.33)
  • Her 200-yard breaststroke time was an NCAA automatic qualifying mark, while her 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley times were NCAA provisional qualifying marks
  • Her 200-yard breaststroke time currently leads the NCAA
  • Earns her third-career Swimmer of the Week award and eighth conference honor
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Kierra Smith (Nov. 13, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Abby Grilli, Iowa
Jr. – Burr Ridge, Ill. – Hinsdale Central

  • Finished first in the one-meter (285.60) and third in the three-meter (310.95) diving competitions in a tri-meet with Nebraska and South Dakota State
  • Both dives qualified for NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Led Iowa to wins over Nebraska (167-133) and South Dakota State (252-48)
  • Collects her first-career Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Diver of the Week: Joelle Christy (Jan. 22, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Breanne Siwicki, Minnesota
Fr. – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Grant Park  

  • Posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 400-yard individual medley (4:13.40) at the USA Swimming Grand Prix in Minneapolis
  • Her 400-yard individual medley time is currently the fifth-fastest mark in the NCAA
  • Collects her third-career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Breanne Siwicki (Nov. 5, 2013) 

 

 

2013-14 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 1   
S: Ali DeLoof, So., MICH
D: Carey Chen, Jr., MICH
F: Emma Sougstad, IOWA

Oct. 8   
S: Ivy Martin, Jr., WIS
D: Maggie Keefer, Sr., MINN
F: Breanne Siwicki, MINN

Oct. 15 
S: Ali DeLoof, So., MICH
D: Sarah McCrady, Sr., MINN
F: Amy Bopp, OSU

Oct. 22 
S: Brooklyn Snodgrass, So., IND
D: Maggie Keefer, Sr., MINN
F: Gia Dalesandro, IND

Oct. 29 
S: Lindsay Vrooman, Sr., IND
D: Michelle Cabassol, So., PUR
F: Olivia Barker, IND

Nov. 5  
S: Brooklyn Snodgrass, So., IND
D: Maggie Keefer, Sr., MINN
F: Breanne Siwicki, MINN

Nov. 12
S: Carly Mercer, Sr., PUR
D: Maggie Keefer, Sr., MINN
F: Lacey Locke, NU

Nov. 19
S: Kierra Smith, So., MINN
D: Abby Grilli, Jr., IOWA
F: Breanne Siwicki, MINN