Big Ten Announces Weekly Women's Swimming and Diving Awards

Nov. 24, 2009

The conference office announced on Tuesday the seventh weekly women’s swimming and diving award winners of the season for meets through Nov. 16-22.  Michigan’s Margaret Kelly and Northwestern’s Emily Wong shared the weekly swimming laurel while Purdue’s Ashley Karnes was named Diver of the Week.

Co-Women’s Swimmers of the Week:
Margaret Kelly, Michigan
Sr. - Ann Arbor, Mich. - Pioneer

As one of Michigan's top multi-event swimmers, Margaret Kelly won three individual races and swam legs on all five of UM’s first-place relay teams to earn eight NCAA-B cuts as the Wolverines claimed top honors at the Purdue Invitational last weekend. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native was first to touch the wall in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking a 49.34, just 0.01 seconds shy of her career-high. The Wolverine senior then notched her second and third top individual finishes on the weekend in the 100-yard fly (53.36) and 200-yard individual medley. This is the first weekly laurel for Kelly on the year.

Last Michigan Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Hannah Smith (Feb. 10, 2009)

Emily Wong, Northwestern
Sr. - Nepean, Ontario - St. Joseph's

Senior Emily Wong had a hand in breaking three Norris Aquatics Center pool records and nine different NCAA 'B' standard swims to help Northwestern to a 620-point margin of victory over the field at the six-team TYR Invitational. Individually, Wong broke the pool record in the 50-yard freestyle with an NCAA-B mark of 22.77 in the prelims before turning in another consideration time of 22.79 to win in the finals. The Nepean, Ontario, native also led off the 200 free relay with an NCAA-B cut of 22.78 to contribute to a pool-record-breaking and 'B' cut of 1:31.92 for the NU quartet. In the 100-year freestyle, Wong won the individual event with a 'B' time of 49.82. Her 100 split in the 400 free relay helped NU to a 'B' time of 3:22.80. Wong also led off the 800 free relay with a 'B' cut of 1:47.84 to contribute to a pool-record-breaking and 'B' time of 7:16.36 for the Wildcats. She also anchored a 'B' standard of 1:42.17 achieved by the 200 medley relay.

Last Northwestern Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Kassia Shishkoff (Jan. 13, 2009)



Women’s Diver of the Week:
Ashley Karnes, Purdue
Sr. - Bloomington, Ind. - Bloomington North
Purdue senior Ashley Karnes took down the Doris Z. Holloway Pool record in her first three-meter competition of the season last weekend at the Purdue Invitational. Karnes scored 370.20 points off the highest springboard to take down the record of 365.70 set by teammate Casey Matthews on Nov. 7. Karnes then finished third off the one-meter springboard with her score of 289.65.

Last Purdue Women’s Diver of the Week: Casey Matthews (Feb. 3, 2009)