The Summit League Announces the Fifth Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

Denver, Western Illinois and Omaha take home week five's swimming and diving weekly awards.
Denver, Western Illinois and Omaha take home week five's swimming and diving weekly awards.

By: Aubrie Laufenberg

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Week five of the swimming and diving season is complete and this week's Summit League weekly award winners each finished in the top five of their respective events. Western Illinois' Erica Hagen was named the female swimmer recipient, while Denver's Cameron Auchinachie earned the male swimmer of the week award. On the diving board, Omaha's Annika Clinton claimed the female diver of the week, respectively.

Female Swimmer of the Week

Erica Hagen, Western Illinois
Sr. | Lisle, Ill.

  • Claimed her second career swimmer of the week award and first of the season
  • Against Omaha, won a pair of individual events and was the second leg of the 400-yard medley that claimed the victory
  • Times: 100-yard IM, 1:00.40; 100-yard fly, 59.42; 400-yard medley, 1:02.83 (4:03.04), 400-yard free, 59.18 (3:53.17)

Also nominated: Cassie Ketterling (South Dakota), Uma Knaven (Denver), Julia Martin (Eastern Illinois), Kylie Vermeire (Omaha)

Female Diver of the Week

Annika Clinton, Omaha
Sr. | Minnetonka, Minn.

  • Earned her second career diver of the week honor and second this season
  • Placed second in all three of her events
  • Scored a 215.63 in the 3-meter dive against Western Illinois and earned a score of 258.00 in the 1-meter and 272.17 in the 3-meter against Illinois State

Also nominated: Sarah Schank (South Dakota)

Male Swimmer of the Week

Cameron Auchinachie, Denver
So. | Binghamton, N.Y.

  • Took home his first career swimmer of the week accolade
  • Won his second 50-yard free of the season and third of his career as a Pioneer at Iowa, with No. 6 Michigan
  • Time: 50-yard free, 20.09; 100-yard free, 44.52; 200-yard medley, 19.75 (1:30.38); 400-yard free, 44.64 (3:00.27); 400-yard medley, 44.16 (3:19.98); 200-yard free, 20.01 (1:21.08)
  • Currently ranks 12th in the country in the 50-yard free with his relay leadoff time of 20.01

Also nominated: Jacob Won (South Dakota), Greg Hample (Eastern Illinois)

2018-19 The Summit League Swimmers and Divers of the Week

Week

Male Swimmer

Female Swimmer

Male Diver

Female Diver

Oct. 9

Scott House

Eastern Illinois

Sabrina Sabadeanu

South Dakota

-

Annika Clinton Omaha

Oct. 16

Brennan Bladel

Western Illinois

Heidi Bradley

Denver

Hudson Wilkerson

South Dakota

Zora Opalka

Denver

Oct. 23

Brennan Bladel

Western Illinois

Lauren Moden

Denver

Colin Parker

Western Illinois

Haley Pederson

South Dakota

Oct. 30

Hugo Sykes

Denver

Rachel Manderscheid

Eastern Illinois

-

-

Nov. 6

Cameron Auchinachie

Denver

Erica Hagen

Western Illinois

-

Annika Clinton

Omaha

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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.

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