The Summit League Announces the seventh Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

The Summit League Announces the seventh Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Week seven of the swimming and diving season is complete and this week's Summit League weekly award winners come from the University of South Dakota and Eastern Illinois.

South Dakota swept the female awards with junior Katie Coleman earning swimmer of the week and senior Sarah Schank being named the diver of the week. The Coyotes were also represented on the men's side with Hudson Wilkerson earning his second diver of the week honor while Eastern Illinois' Ivan Escott was named the swimmer of the week.

Female Swimmer of the Week

Katie Coleman, South Dakota

Jr. | Lac La Biche, Alberta

  • Claimed her second career swimmer of the week award and first of the season
  • Set a USD record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.12. The record also is the top mark in the Summit League
  • She swam the third fastest time in program history in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.51. The mark ranks second in the Summit League this season

 

Also nominated: Lauren Oostman, Eastern Illinois; Laramie Reed, Western Illinois

 

Female Diver of the Week

Sarah Schank, South Dakota

Sr. | Cottage Grove, Minn.

  • Earned her sixth career diver of the week honor and first this season
  • Posted a season-high in the 3M event to move to third in the Summit this season
  • Scored a 279.60 in the 3-meter dive and earned a score of 234.85 in the 1-meter at the Hawkeye Invitational that featured seven Power-5 opponents

 

Also nominated: Keelie Shuck, Western Illinois

 

Male Swimmer of the Week

Ivan Escott, Eastern Illinois

So. | Gilbertsville, Pa.

  • Broke the oldest Eastern Illinois record during the preliminaries for the 100-Fly with a time of 50.70. The previous record was 50.86 and had stood since 1982
  • Earned two, top 10 finishes in the 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard medley relay
  • Earned his first career swimmer of the week accolade

 

Also nominated: Adam Peterson, Western Illinois; Hunter Padgett, South Dakota

 

Male Diver of the Week

Hudson Wilkerson, South Dakota

Fr. | Powell, Wyo.

  • Earned his second career diver of the week honor and second this season
  • Scored a 284.10 in the 1-meter dive and a 261.40 in the 3-meter dive
  • Season-high in 1-meter event moves Hudson to second in the Summit League and was the fourth highest point total in Coyote school history

 

Also nominated: Colin Parker, Western Illinois

 

2018-19 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

Nov. 13

-

-

-

-

Nov. 20

Ivan Escott

Eastern Illinois

Katie Coleman

South Dakota

Hudson Wilkerson

South Dakota

Sarah Schank

South Dakota

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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.