Wisconsin and Michigan State Earn Weekly Awards

Dec. 11, 2007

Swimmer of the Week
Jen Illescas, Wisconsin
Jr., East Elmhurst, New York/ Mary Louis Academy

Illescas earned a total of five NCAA `B' times during the finals at the Texas Invitational last week.  Her individual performances were the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.31), the 200 butterfly (1:59.81) and the 200 freestyle (1:48.10) in which she placed 5th, 6th and 7th, respectively.  Her 800-freestyle relay squad posted a runner-up time of 7:23.23.  The New York native also swam on the 400-freestyle relay recording a time of 3:21.58, finishing fourth.  Illescas garners her first career weekly laurel.

Last WIS SOW: Jackie Vavrek (10/09/07)

Diver of the Week
Danielle Williams, Michigan State
Jr., Dorchester, Ontario/ Clark Read
At the Ball State dual meet on Saturday, Williams posted two first-place finishes to aid the Spartans in a 136-107 triumph.  Off the one-meter board, she tallied a score of 268.35 and from the three-meters she totaled 271.50 points.  Both scores qualify her for the NCAA Zone diving competition in March.  The junior takes home her second weekly honor of the season and her career. 

Last MSU DOW: Danielle Williams (10/23/07)