Student-athletes from three league schools were recognized with the first swimming and diving weekly awards of 2014 based on performances from Dec. 10 through Jan. 5. Cooper Robinson (TCU) was honored with the men’s swimming award while Cory Bowersox (UT) garnered the diving accolade. On the women’s side, Imelda Wistey (ISU) was named the swimmer of the week while Maren Taylor (UT) was awarded the diving honor.
Taylor picks up the eighth Big 12 weekly honor of her career while Bowersox, Robinson and Wistey all notch their second awards.
Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Cooper Robinson, TCU, Jr., Katy, Texas
Robinson scored 22 points for the Horned Frogs – 14 in individual events and eight in relay competition – in a dual with Missouri State. He posted TCU’s top individual finish in the 200 backstroke.
Women’s Swimmer of the Week
Imelda Wistey, Iowa State, Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State’s top breaststroker, Imelda Wistey, rewrote history as she helped take down four records against in-state rival Iowa on Dec. 13. Wistey, who broke her own record in the 100-yard breaststroke, went on to tackle the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke and the Beyer Hall pool record in the 200 medley relay alongside teammates Bre Loeschke, Kaylee Kucera, and Amanda Paulson.
Men’s Diver of the Week
Cory Bowersox, Texas, So., Fairfax, Va.
Bowersox notched a pair of top-five finishes and ranked second in the final individual high-point standings at the USA Diving Winter Nationals.
Women’s Diver of the Week
Maren Taylor, Texas, Sr., Arlington, Va.
Taylor’s victory in the three-meter event at the USA Diving Winter Nationals landed her a berth on the U.S. roster for the 2014 FINA World Cup in Shanghai, China. She also claimed the 3m synchro event with former Ohio State diver Cheyenne Cousineau. Taylor resumed collegiate competition on Jan. 4 and swept the one-meter and three-meter springboard events against No. 3 Stanford.
2013-14 Big 12 Men’s Weekly Awards
|Oct. 23||Bryce Bohman, West Virginia, Sr.||Liam McLaughlin, West Virginia, Sr.|
|Nov. 6||Tim Squires, West Virginia, Jr.||Michael Hixon, Texas, Fr.|
|Nov. 20||Clay Youngquist, Texas, Jr.||Cory Bowersox, Texas, So.|
|Dec. 11||Bryce Bohman, West Virginia, Sr.||Michael Hixon, Texas, Fr.|
|Jan. 8||Cooper Robinson, TCU, Jr.||Cory Bowersox, Texas, So.|
2013-14 Big 12 Women's Weekly Awards
|Oct. 23||Samantha Tucker, Texas, Sr.||Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas, Jr.|
|Nov. 6||Gretchen Jacques, Texas, Jr.||Haily VandePoel, West Virginia, Jr.|
|Nov. 20||Imelda Wistey, Iowa State, Sr.||Elyse Brouillette, Iowa State, So.|
|Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas, Jr.|
|Dec. 11||Chelsie Miller, Kansas, So.||Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas, Jr.|
|Jan. 8||Imelda Wistey, Iowa State, Sr.||Maren Taylor, Texas, Sr.|