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

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

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