Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Dec. 7, 2016

Swimmer of the Week
Cierra Runge, Wisconsin
So. - Cochranville, Pa. - Octorara
• Broke a school record on each day of the four-day Texas Invitational, recording four automatic NCAA qualifying marks
• Collected a trio of first-place finishes at the Texas Invitational, including Texas pool records in the 500-yard freestyle (4:35.55) and the 200-freestyle (1:43.18)
• Touched first in the 1,650-yard freestyle event, recording an NCAA “A” standard qualifying time of 15:52.22
• Anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay that broke the school record with an “A” cut time of 7:05.42 on the first day of competition to take fourth place
• Earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Chase Kinney (Oct. 19, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Yu Zhou, Minnesota
Sr. - Wuhan, China - Beijing College of Sports
• Swept the diving events at AT&T Winter Nationals, scoring 349.70 in the one-meter event and 398.10 in the three-meter event
• Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
• 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Earns her 14th career Diver of the Week honor 
• Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Yu Zhou (Nov. 23, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Lindsey Horejsi, Minnesota
Albert Lea, Minn. - Albert Lea HS
• Collected a trio of top-five finishes at AT&T Winter Nationals, including three NCAA “B” standard qualifying times
• Finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.41) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.05), and finished fourth in the “B” final in the 50-yard freestyle (22.84), recording NCAA “B” standard qualifying times in all three events
• Contributed to first-place finishes and NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 200- and 400-yard medley relay with times of 1:37.71 and 3:34.15, respectively
• Earns her second Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Lindsey Horejsi (Nov. 16, 2016)



2016-17 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 5
S: Tereysa Lehnertz, Jr., IOWA
D: Jacintha Thomas, So., IOWA
F: Hannah Burvill, IOWA

Oct. 12
S: Yirong Bi, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Maddie Hart, PSU

Oct. 19
S: Chase Kinney, Sr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Vanessa Krause, MICH

Oct. 26
S: Lilly King, So., IND
D: Olivia Rosendahl, So., NU
F: Beata Nelson, WIS

Nov. 2
S: Kennedy Goss, Jr., IND
S: Emma Sougstad, Sr., IOWA
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Sarah Bacon, MINN

Nov. 9
S: Siobhan Haughey, So., MICH
D: Anna Filipcic, Sr., NEB
F: Beata Nelson, WIS

Nov. 16
S: Lilly King, So., IND
S: Liz Li, Jr., OSU
D: Taylor Pamplin, So., IND
F: Lindsey Horejsi, MINN

Nov. 23
S: Vera Koprivova, So., RU
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Valerie Gruest Slowing, NU

Dec. 7
S: Cierra Runge, So., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Sr., MINN
F: Lindsey Horejsi, MINN