Northwestern and Purdue Collect Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Northwestern's Shelly Patton was named Freshman of the Week.

Nov. 20, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer of the Week
Carly Mercer, Purdue
Jr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern  

  • Posted three first-, one second- and two third-place finishes to lead the Boilermakers to the team title at the Purdue Invitational last weekend
  • Finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (22.75), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:30.66) and 400-freestyle relay (3:18.07), second in the 100-yard freestyle (49.45) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.18) and 200-yard individual medley (2:01.59)
  • Her times in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard freestyle relay were NCAA provisional qualifying marks
  • All seven of her times last weekend stand in Purdue’s all-time top 10
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Samantha Fuelner (Feb. 14, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Maddie Miskulin, Purdue
Jr. – Valparaiso, Ind. – Valparaiso

  • Recorded scores of 283.80 on the platform, 273.35 in the 1-meter and 300.45 in the 3-meter diving events en route to the Boilermakers’ team title at the Purdue Invitational last weekend
  • Placed first in the platform diving event
  • All three scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Erin Mertz (Nov. 9, 2010)

Freshman of the Week
Shelly Patton, Northwestern
Littleton, Colo – Heritage  

  • Posted one first-, two second-  and one third-place finish as Northwestern won the team title at the TYR Invitational last weekend
  • Finished first in the 400-yard individual medley (4:18.08), second in the 50-yard backstroke (25.82) and 200-yard backstroke (1:59.54), third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.59) and also competed in the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.48)
  • Her time in the 400-yard individual medley was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: N/A

 

 

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

Nov. 20       S: Carly Mercer, Jr., PUR
                   D: Maddie Miskulin, Jr., PUR 
                   F: Shelly Patton, NU