Northwestern Takes Home Weekly Awards

Dec. 22, 2009

The conference office announced on Tuesday the 11th weekly women’s swimming and diving awards for meets from Dec. 14-20. Northwestern swept the weekly laurels as senior Jenn Kocsis earned the nod as swimmer of the week and freshman Felicitas Lenz picked up the diving honor.

Women’s Swimmer of the Week:
Jenn Kocsis, Northwestern
Sr. - Omaha, Neb. – Marian

Jenn Kocsis collected a pair of top finishes to lead Northwestern to a 4-0 sweep over FAU (163-71),  Florida International (174-49), Clemson (165-72) and Findlay (174-27) last Friday. The meet was held in an outdoor pool during a torrential downpour, the third-straight day of heavy rains in the Boca Raton area. Kocsis fought through the conditions to record her first multiple-win performance of the year, swimming a 5:02.01 in the 500 free and a 10:21.86 to capture the 1,000 free by more than four seconds. This is the first weekly swimming award for Kocsis on the year.

Last Northwestern Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Emily Wong (Nov. 24, 2009)

Women’s Diver of the Week:
Felicitas Lenz, Northwestern
Fr. - Altadena, Calif. - Polytechnic School

Felicitas Lenz posted three top-five finishes last Friday as the Northwestern diving team met UCLA and UNLV in a no-team score two-day meet for their annual holiday event. Lenz defeated a field of 11 divers to capture the one-meter title, posting a 264.65 for the win. In her first collegiate platform competition, Lenz took second with a 244.60 mark. The freshman Wildcat then defeated all UNLV entries in the three-meter springboard (240.30), finishing fifth overall behind a quartet of Bruins. This is the second weekly diving honor for Lenz in her inaugural campaign.

Last Northwestern Women’s Diver of the Week: Felicitas Lenz (Nov. 17, 2009)