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

Lauren Abruzzo

Lauren Abruzzo

Nov. 26, 2013

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

  • Posted four individual NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 100-yard freestyle (48.43), 50-yard freestyle (22.69), 200-yard freestyle (1:46.90) and 200-yard individual medley (2:00.24) at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio
  • Set a new school record in the 100-yard freestyle
  • Her 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley marks are Purdue’s season-best times
  • Earns her third-career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Carly Mercer (Nov. 12, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Casey Matthews, Purdue
Sr. – Getzville, N.Y. – Williamsville North

  • Finished first in the one-meter (312.95) and three-meter (371.60) diving competitions at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio
  • Both dives met NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Her three-meter score set a new meet record
  • Collects her second-career Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Michelle Cabassol (Oct. 29, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Abruzzo, Northwestern
Fr. – Denver, Colo. – Kent Denver

  • Posted NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the 500-yard freestyle (4:46.11), 400-yard individual medley (4:18.56) and 1,650-yard freestyle (16:10.40) at the TYR Invitational in Evanston, Ill.
  • Her 1,650-yard freestyle time set a new school and pool record, while her 500-yard freestyle time was also a Norris Aquatics Center pool record
  • Helped lead the Wildcats to a first-place finish among nine teams
  • Collects her first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Lacey Locke (Nov. 12, 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

Nov. 26
S: Carly Mercer, Sr., PUR
D: Casey Matthews, Sr., PUR
F: Lauren Abruzzo, NU