The Summit League Announces the 11th Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

The Summit League Announces the 11th Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards

By: Kelly Shipp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 11th edition of The Summit League swimming and diving weekly awards is here and each award winner finished with multiple first-place finishes in their respective events. South Dakota and South Dakota State split both the swimming and diving awards this week. The Coyotes Sabrina Sabadeanu and Sarah Schank won female swimmer and diver of the week for the second straight week while the Jackrabbits' Trever Brenner and Joey Weber each won their first swimmer and diver award of the season.

Female Swimmers of the Week

Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota

Jr. | Commerce City, Colo.

• Sabadeanu won all four events she swam in and helped the Coyotes to a dual win over Omaha

• Her four wins came in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.84), 200-yard backstroke (2:21.99), 400-yard medley, 1:04.31 first leg split (4:23.78) and the 200-yard freestyle, 26.99 fourth leg split (1:50.59)

• Led off the 400 medley that set a new USD school record and DakotaDome (meters) Pool record

• This is her fifth career Summit League Swimmer of the Week honor, third of the season and second consecutive honor

 

Also nominated: Charlotte Simon, Denver; Sarah Lohman, Eastern Illinois; Kristen Davis, South Dakota State; Kylie Vermeire, Omaha

 

Male Swimmer of the Week

Trever Brenner, South Dakota State

Fr. | Sioux Falls, S.D.

• Brenner won all four events he swam in and helped the Jackrabbits to a dual win over St. Cloud State

• His four wins came in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.12), 500-yard freestyle (4:47.50), 200-yard medley, 21.01 fourth leg split (1:35.00) and the 800-yard freestyle relay, 1:43.31 fourth leg split (7:05.21)

• His 800-yard freestyle relay team set a new Marshall Center Pool record, breaking a mark set in 1982

• Brenner has won a team-leading 11 events this season

• This is his first career swimmer of the week honor

 

Also nominated: Kyle Ewoldt, Denver

 

Female Diver of the Week

Sarah Schank, South Dakota

Sr. | Cottage Grove, Minn.

• Set a season-best in the 1-meter dive with a score of 270.35 while also earning an NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score

• She won the 3-meter dive with a score of 291.45 and earned an NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score

• This is her eighth career diver of the week honor, third of the season and second consecutive honor

 

Also nominated: Quincee Simonson, South Dakota State; Sammy Walker, Denver

 

Male Diver of the Week

Joey Weber, South Dakota State

Sr. | Omaha, Neb.

• Set team season-bests in the 1-meter and 3-meters dives while also earning an NCAA Zone Diving qualifying mark in the 1-meter dive

• He won the 1-meter dive with a score of 317.70 while winning the 3-meter dive with a score of 316.88. His 1-meter score was the top mark in The Summit League this season

• This is his sixth career diver of the week honor and first of the season

 

Also nominated: Alex Morgan, Denver

 

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

Dec. 4

Colin Gilbert

Denver

Annelyse Tullier

Denver

-

-

Dec. 21

Cy Jager

Denver

Rachel Morrow

Omaha /

Heidi Bradley

Denver

-

Annika Clinton

Omaha

Jan. 15

Scott House

Eastern Illinois

Sabrina Sabadeanu

South Dakota

Hudson Wilkerson

South Dakota

Sarah Schank

South Dakota

Jan. 22

Trever Brenner

South Dakota State

Sabrina Sabadeanu

South Dakota

Joey Weber

South Dakota State

Sarah Schank

South Dakota

 

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