Northwestern and Purdue Claim Women’s Swimming and Diving Accolades

Dec. 23, 2015

Swimmer of the Week
Annika Winsnes, Northwestern
Jr. – Singapore – United World College
• Collected first place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (24.01), 100-yard freestyle (50.79), 200-yard freestyle (1:52.04) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.05)
• Led the Wildcats to a team championship at the Florida Atlantic University FUN Invite over FAU, Northern Arizona and Marywood
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her first career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award
• Last Northwestern Swimmer of the Week: Kassia Shishkoff (Jan. 12, 2010)

Diver of the Week
Mary Beth Dunnichay, Purdue
Sr. – Elwood, Ind. – Elwood
• Finished ninth in the three-meter diving event at USA Diving Winter Nationals with a combined score of 825.70 (270.65, 280.40 and 274.65)
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her fourth career Diver of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Mary Beth Dunnichay (Jan. 13, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Alex Grimes, Northwestern
Los Gatos, Calif. – Los Gatos
• Recorded a first-place finish in the 100-yard individual medley (59.49), and added a pair of third-place touches in the 100-yard butterfly (57.75) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.36) at the Florida Atlantic University FUN Invite
• Time in the 100-yard butterfly was the second-best time in program history
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Olivia Rosendahl (Nov. 25, 2015)

2015-16 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Joanna Wu, Sr., RU
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo, PSU

Oct. 14
S: Samantha Harding, Sr., MINN
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Rachel Munson, MINN

Oct. 21
S: Chase Kinney, Jr., WIS
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS

Oct. 28
S: Samantha Stratford, So., ILL
S: Lindsey Clary, Jr., OSU
D: Madeline Sewell, Jr., MSU
F: Megan Vuong, ILL
F: Julia Oppedisano, MSU

Nov. 4
S: Ali DeLoof, Sr., MICH
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhan Haughey, MICH
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Nov. 11
S: Gia Dalesandro, Jr., IND
S: Allie Davis, Sr., PUR
D: Addison Walkowiak, So., RU
F: Lilly King, IND

Nov. 18
S: Brooke Zeiger, So., MINN
S: Casey Francis, Jr., PSU
D: Lacey Houser, Sr., IND
F: Miranda Tucker, IND
F: Rachel Munson, MINN

Nov. 25
S: Liz Li, So., OSU
S: Emily Fogle, Sr., PU
D: Yu Zhou, Jr., MINN
F: Olivia Rosendahl, NU

Dec. 9
S: Lilly King, Fr., IND
D: Lexi Tenenbaum, Jr., MINN
F: Siobhain Haughey, MICH
F: Jess Unicomb, WIS

Dec. 16
S: Emma Sougstad, Jr., IOWA
D: Morgan Rafferty, So., IOWA
F: Abbey Schneider, IOWA

Dec. 23
S: Annika Winsnes, Jr., NU
D: Mary Beth Dunnichay, Sr., PUR
F: Alex Grimes, NU