Indiana and Iowa Take Home Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Accolades

Dec. 6, 2011

Swimmer of the Week

Allysa Vavra, Indiana
Sr. - Coaldale, Pa. - Panther Valley

  • Recorded an NCAA automatic qualifying standard in the 400-yard individual medley, placing second with a time of 4:04.60 at the Georgia Invitational
  • Her 400-yard individual medley time ranks third in school history, with Vavra holding the top-five event marks at Indiana
  • Finished third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.80, which is a new school record and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Also recorded qualifying marks in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:22.25), 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.11) and as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team (7:14.48)
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Taylor Wohrley (Jan. 11, 2011)

Diver of the Week

Veronica Rydze, Iowa
Sr. - Iowa City, Iowa - City

  • Won the 1- and 3-meter events at the Hawkeye Invitational, with scores of 308.95 and 345.90, respectively
  • Both event scores are personal bests at Iowa and are NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns her first weekly award of the season and the second of her career
  • Last Iowa Diver of the Week: Veronica Rydze (Jan. 19, 2010)


2011-12 Big Ten Women's Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 11
S: Tess Behrens, So., MINN
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN

Oct. 18
S: Amy Katz, Fr., PUR
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN

Oct. 25
S: Amy Modglin, Jr., PSU
D: Laura Ryan, So., IND
D: Felicitas Lenz, Jr., NU

Nov. 1
S: Ashley Wanland, Sr., WIS
D: Laura Ryan, So., IND
D: Maggie Keefer, So., MINN



Nov. 8
S: Becky Stoughton, Fr., IOWA
D: Bianca Alvarez, Sr., OSU

Nov. 15
S: Beckie Thompson, Sr., WIS
D: Cosima Lenz, So., NU

Nov. 22
S: Megan Detro, Jr., OSU
D: Sarah Clay, Sr., MSU

Nov. 29
S: No Selection
D: No Selection

Dec. 6
S: Allysa Vavra, Sr., IND
D: Veronica Rydze, Sr., IOWA