Dec. 9, 2008
Swimmer of the Week
Jillian Tyler, Minnesota
So., Calgary, Alberta / Ernest Manning
At the Ohio State Invitational, Tyler shattered two Big Ten records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events, touching the wall first at 58.80 and 2:08.52, respectively. Both times also broke school records which she previous held and automatically qualified her for the NCAA Championships in March. The sophomore broke two more Minnesota records last week, placing first in the 200 individual medley (1:58.67) and the 200 medley relay (1:39.13), both of which are NCAA ‘B’ cut times. Tyler also took part on the winning 400 medley relay in a time of 3:35.69. With Tyler’s five first-place finishes, the Gophers claimed the team title, racking up 1,271 points. The Calgary, Alberta, native picks up her second weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career.
Last MINN SOW: Jillian Tyler (11/4/08)
Diver of the Week
Christina Loukas, Indiana
Sr., Riverwoods, Ill. / Deerfield
Loukas collected a win off the three-meter board and set a new pool record from the one-meter height this past weekend at the Ohio State Invitational. The senior posted a score of 375.70 in the prelims of the one-meter competition, donning the new pool record in Columbus. In the finals, Loukas tallied a mark of 310.10, placing third among all divers. From the three-meter board, the Riverwoods, Ill., native claimed event gold after earning a score of 363.90 in the finals. Loukas is named Big Ten Diver of the Week for the eighth time in her career.
Last IND DOW: Christina Loukas (11/25/08)