Jackrabbits and Coyotes Split #SummitSD Weekly Honors

Freshman Zach Boyd qualified for the NCAA Zones with his first-place 3-Meter dive score of 322.35 at the South Dakota Quad Duals.
Freshman Zach Boyd qualified for the NCAA Zones with his first-place 3-Meter dive score of 322.35 at the South Dakota Quad Duals.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Week five of the swimming and diving season is complete and this week's Summit League weekly award winners had stellar performances at the USD Quad Duals in their respective events. South Dakota State's Emily Pincus was named the female swimmer recipient, while South Dakota's Cooper Fuchs earned the male swimmer of the week award. On the diving board, South Dakota's Haley Pederson claimed the female diver of the week, while South Dakota State's Zach Boyd was tabbed the men's diver of the week.

 

Female Swimmer of the Week
Emily Pincus, South Dakota State
Jr. | Champlin, Minn.

• Won three events and was top-two in each of the four individual events competed in

• Her 5:03.42 first-place 500 Free time is good for third-fastest in the league this season

• Also placed first in the 200 Free (1:52.87) and swam a 53.36 in the first 100-yard leg of 400 Freestyle Relay

• First career swimmer of the week award

Also nominated: Jordyn Schnell, South Dakota; Jessica Harris, Eastern Illinois; Rachel Morrow, Omaha

Female Diver of the Week
Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Jr. | West Fargo, N.D.

• Placed first in the 3-meter dive with a score of 272.60 at the USD Quad Duals

• Also earned a 1-meter dive score of 240.05, finishing second overall

• Fourth career diver of the week accolade

Also nominated: Abbi Rouse, South Dakota State; Kady Eller, Omaha

 

Male Swimmer of the Week
Cooper Fuchs, South Dakota
Jr. | Oak Park, Calif.

• Placed first in five of the six events at the USD Quad Duals

• Moved into sixth on the Coyotes' Top 10 list with a first-place 50 Free time of 20.73

• Other first-place times included the 100 Free (46.75), 200 Free Relay (1:23.45/1st leg, 20.65), 200 Medley Relay (1:35.82/4th leg, 20.67) and 400 Free Relay (3:04.79/4th leg, 45.55)

• This is his first-career swimmer of the week accolade

Also nominated: Austin Pham, South Dakota State; Derek Eidson, Valparaiso; Scott House, Eastern Illinois

Male Diver of the Week
Zach Boyd, South Dakota State
Fr. | Omaha, Neb.

• Qualified for the NCAA Zones with his first-place 3-Meter dive score of 322.35 at the South Dakota Quad Duals

• Recorded a personal-best 1-Meter dive score of 289.50

• First career diver of the week accolade

Also nominated: Hudson Wilkerson, South Dakota

2019-20 Summit League Swimmers of the Week

Week      Male Swimmer                                   Female Swimmer

Oct. 8      Cameron Auchinachie, Denver              Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota

Oct. 15   Adriel Sanes, Denver                            Kylie Cronin, Denver

Oct. 22   Colin Gilbert, Denver                            Kylie Cronin, Denver

Oct. 29   Cameron Auchinachie, Denver               Josie Valette, Denver

Nov. 5     Cooper Fuchs, South Dakota                 Emily Pincus, South Dakota State

 

2019-20 Summit League Divers of the Week

Week      Male Diver                                          Female Diver

Oct. 8      ---                                                      Haley Pederson, South Dakota

Oct. 15   Seth O'Dea, South Dakota                     Sammy Walker, Denver

Oct. 22   Hudson Wilkerson, South Dakota            Haley Pederson, South Dakota

Oct. 29   ---                                                        Sammy Walker, Denver

Nov. 5      Zach Boyd, South Dakota State             Haley Pederson, South Dakota

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