Weekly Honors

Nov. 25, 2014

Swimmer of the Week
Kierra Smith, Minnesota
Jr. – Kelowna, B.C. – Immaculate
•    Recorded two first-place finishes, a third-place tally and a ninth-place mark at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix
•    Finished first in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.12) and 400 medley relay (3:37.42)
•    Placed third in the 100 breaststroke (59.68) and ninth in the 200 individual medley (1:59.87)
•    Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, and an automatic qualifying time in the 200 breaststroke
•    Ranks No. 1 in the 200 breaststroke and No. 7 in the 100 breaststroke on USA Swimming’s NCAA Division I Top Times
•    Earns her fifth career Swimmer of the Week award
•    Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Kierra Smith (Oct. 7, 2014)

Diver of the Week
Nicole Schwery, Nebraska
Jr. – Roca, Neb. – Lincoln Southwest
•    Placed first in platform diving (269.20), second in the three-meter event (314.00) and fourth on the one-meter (304.75)
•    Received NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks in all three events
•    Earns her first career Diver of the Week honor
•    Last Nebraska Diver of the Week: Anna Filipcic (Oct. 14, 2014)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Brooke Zeiger, Minnesota
Fr. – Cumberland, R.I.
•    Finished second in the 500 freestyle (4:39.50), fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:09.42), sixth in the 200 backstroke (1:58.84) and eighth in the 200 individual medley (2:00.15) at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix
•    Recorded four NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 400 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley
•    Ranked No. 3 in the 500 freestyle and No. 2 in the 400 individual medley
•    Earns her second Freshman of the Week honor
•    Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Brooke Zeiger (Oct. 21, 2014)

Addison Walkowiak, Rutgers
Fr. – Ballston Spa, N.Y. – Ballston Spa
•    Recorded three first-place finishes in the Frank Elm Invite
•    Placed first on the one-meter (304.70), three-meter (305.70) and platform diving (259.75)  events
•    Earned NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks in all three events
•    Earns her second Freshman of the Week honor
•    Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Addison Walkowiak (Nov. 11, 2014)

2014-15 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Kierra Smith, Jr., MINN
D: Anna Filipcic, So., NEB
F: Clara Smiddy, MICH

Oct. 14
S: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Jr., IND
D: Anna Filipcic, So., NEB
F: Kennedy Goss, IND

Oct. 21
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Jr., PUR
F: Brooke Zeiger, MINN

Oct. 28
S: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Jr., IND
D: Lexi Tenenbaum, So., MINN   
F: Clara Smiddy, MICH

Nov. 4
S: Emma Sougstad, So., IOWA
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Jr., PUR
F: Kennedy Goss, IND

Nov. 11
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, So., MINN
F: Zhesi Li, OSU
F: Addison Walkowiak, RU

Nov. 18
S: Ivy Martin, Sr., WIS
D: Ashley Peterson, So., WIS
F: Sam Stratford, ILL

Nov. 25
S: Kierra Smith, Jr., MINN
D: Nicole Schwery, Jr., NEB
F: Brooke Zeiger, MINN
F: Addison Walkowiak, RU