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Texas and West Virginia Split Weekly Swimming and Diving Honors
October 23, 2013
Texas swept the season’s first women’s Big 12 swimming and diving weekly honors while West Virginia claimed the two men’s awards for competition through Sunday, Oct. 20. Bryce Bohman (WVU) was honored with the men’s swimming award and Liam McLaughlin (WVU) received the diving accolade. On the women’s side, Samantha Tucker (UT) earned swimmer of the week, while Emma Ivory-Ganja (UT) garnered the diver award. These are the first weekly conference awards for all four student-athletes.

Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Bryce Bohman, West Virginia, Sr., Moline, Ill.
Scored crucial points for the Mountaineers in their dual-meet against the Penn State Nittany Lions with a second place finish in the 200 back (1:47.93) and 100 back (48.73).

Women’s Swimmer of the Week
Samantha Tucker, Texas, Sr., Austin, Texas
Against UNC, Tucker posted second place finishes in the 200 free (1:48.67), 50 free (23.55) and the 400 freestyle relay (led off in 51.01). Against in-state rival Texas A&M, the senior placed first in the 200 free (1:47.95), second in the 200 medley relay (23.44 anchor leg), second in the 100 free (50.44) and third in the 50 free (23.42). Tucker’s effort of 1:47.95 in the 200 free (NCAA “B” cut) ranks fifth nationally.

Men’s Diver of the Week
Liam McLaughlin, West Virginia, Sr., Medina, Ohio
McLaughlin stayed in fine form for the WVU divers last week, scoring two wins in the 1-meter (284.47) and 3-meter (324.75) against Penn State.

Women’s Diver of the Week
Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas, Jr., The Woodlands, Texas
Ivory-Ganja finished second in the both the 1-meter (284.40) and the 3-meter (329.70) against North Carolina. She then helped Texas sweep the diving events at Texas A&M with her winning score of 338.40 in the 3-meter event.

2013-14 Big 12 Men's Weekly Awards
  Swimmer Diver
Oct. 23 Bryce Bohman, West Virginia, Sr. Liam McLaughlin, West Virginia, Sr.

2013-14 Big 12 Women's Weekly Awards

  Swimmer Diver
Oct. 23 Samantha Tucker, Texas, Sr.         Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas, Jr.
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