Iowa Sweeps Women's Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards




Dec. 11, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer of the Week
Becky Stoughton, Iowa
So. – Peoria, Ill. – Peoria Notre Dame   

  • Posted first-place finishes in all three of her events to lead the Hawkeyes to a victory over Iowa State last weekend
  • Finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:57.61), 500-yard freestyle (4:52.99) and 200-yard butterfly (1:59.68)
  • Her time in the 200-yard butterfly was a school record
  • Earns the second Swimmer of the Week and fifth overall weekly honor of her career
  • Last Iowa Swimmer of the Week: Abbey Tuchscherer (Dec. 13, 2011)

Diver of the Week
Joelle Christy, Iowa
So. – Springfield, Ill. – Sacred Heart 

  • Placed first in the 1-meter (303.29) and 3-meter (327.08) diving events against Iowa State last weekend
  • Both scores were career-bests and NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Diver of the Week: Veronica Rydze (Dec. 6, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Olivia Kabacinski, Iowa
La Porte, Ind. – Chesterton  

  • Posted first-place finishes in all four of her events to lead the Hawkeyes to a victory over Iowa State last weekend
  • Finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (23.10), 100-yard freestyle (50.46), 200-yard medley relay (1:41.96) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.96)
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Becky Stoughton (Jan. 31, 2012)

 2012-13 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 2         S: Angela Chokran, Jr., MICH
                   D: Carey Chen, So., MICH
                    F: Elizabeth Brown, MSU

Oct. 9         S: Tess Behrens, Jr., MINN
                   D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                   F: Lauren Votava, MINN

Oct. 16       S: Jessica Plant, So., MINN
                   S: Ivy Martin, So., WIS
                   D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                   F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Oct. 23       S: Kierra Smith, Fr., MINN
                   D: Sarah McCrady, Jr., MINN
                   F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Oct. 30       S: Brooklyn Snodgrass, Fr., IND
                    D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                    D: Cheyenne Cousineau, Jr., OSU
                    F: Brooklyn Snodgrass, IND

Nov. 6        S: Tori Simenec, So., MINN
                   D: Cheyenne Cousineau, Jr., OSU
                    F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Nov. 13       S: Kierra Smith, Fr., MINN
                    D: Alison Menzies, So., MSU
                    F: Kierra Smith, MINN

Nov. 20       S: Carly Mercer, Jr., PUR
                    D: Maddie Miskulin, Jr., PUR
                    F: Shelly Patton, NU

Dec. 4        S: Adrienne Bicek, Sr., MICH
                  D: Maggie Keefer, Jr., MINN
                   F: Marni Oldershaw, MICH

Dec. 11       S: Becky Stoughton, So., IOWA
                    D: Joelle Christy, So., IOWA
                    F: Olivia Kabacinski, IOWA