Three Teams Earn #SummitSD Weekly Awards

Three Teams Earn #SummitSD Weekly Awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 14th and final edition of The Summit League swimming and diving weekly awards is here. South Dakota picked up two awards as Duncan Johnson earned Male Swimmer of the Week, while Haley Pederson earned herself Female Diver of the Week honors. Additionally, Omaha's Caroline Gardner was named the Female Swimmer of the Week, while Zach Boyd of South Dakota State received Male Diver of the Week honors.

Female Swimmer of the Week
Caroline Gardner, Omaha
Fr. | Plymouth, Minn.

• Finished first in all four events she competed in Sioux Falls at the Jackrabbit Invitational

• Placed first in the 100 Breast (1:04.95), 100 IM (1:00.14), 200 Free Relay (1:37.96) and 200 Medley Relay (1:48.79)

• Earned first career swimmer of the week award

Also nominated: Jordan Thielbar, South Dakota; Casey Roberts, Western Illinois; Alyssa Eckstein, South Dakota State

 

Male Swimmer of the Week

Duncan Johnson, South Dakota

Jr. | Forest Lake, Minn.

• Swam in eight different events, finishing first in the 200 IM (1:56.45) and 400 Free Relay (3:13.81) against Omaha, South Dakota and Iowa Central in Sioux Falls

• Recorded a personal-best sixth-place 100 IM time of 53.83 to move him into 10th on USD's all-time list

• This is his first career swimmer of the week honor

Also nominated: Tyler Cunningham, Western Illinois; Damon Venner, South Dakota State

 

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

• Placed first in the 1-meter dive (251.55) at the Jackrabbit Invitational

• Also placed second in the 3-meter with a score of 247.06

• This is her eighth career diver of the week honor and seventh this season

Also nominated: Quincee Simonsen, South Dakota State

Male Diver of the Week

Zach Boyd, South Dakota State

Fr. | Spring Lake, Minn.

• Swept both men's diving events at Jackrabbit Invitational

• Placed first in the 1-meter (301.40) and 3-meter (272.45)

• Earned his third diver of the week honor this season

 

2019-20 Summit League Swimmers of the Week

Week Male Swimmer Female Swimmer
Oct. 8 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Oc.t 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
Nov. 12 Adam Peterson, Western Illinois Ashley Theobald, South Dakota State
Nov. 19 Brendon Johnson, Valparaiso ---
Nov. 26 Charlie Bean, South Dakota Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Dec. 10 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Josie Valette, Denvee
Jan. 14 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Charlotte Simon, Denver
Jan. 21 Colin Gilbert, Denver Kylie Cronin, Denver
Jan. 28 Jake Leichner, South Dakota Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Feb. 4 Sid Farber, Denver Andi Johnston, Denver
  Scott House, Eastern Illinois  
Feb. 11 Duncan Johnson, South Dakota Caroline Gardner, Omaha

 

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
Nov. 12 --- Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Nov. 19 --- ---
Nov. 26 Zach Boyd, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Dec. 10 --- ---
Jan. 14 Jason Gleason, Denver ---
Jan. 21 --- ---
Jan. 28 Mitch Raihle, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Feb. 4 Jason Gleason, Denver Sammy Walker, Denver
Feb. 11 Zach Boyd, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota

 

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