Nov. 13, 2012
University of Minnesota swimmer Kierra Smith earned two Big Ten Weekly Awards Tuesday following a strong showing at the Minnesota Grand Prix last weekend. The rookie was tabbed the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week and the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Smith had a very successful weekend swimming against some of the best swimmers in the nation, as she claimed first-place honors in the 200 breast with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:08.11.
She also finished second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:00.11, and third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.43.
Smith’s Swimmer of the Week honor is the second of her career, while she was named the league’s Freshman of the Week for the fourth time.
Three Gophers Earn B1G Weekly Awards
Zhou, Barnard and Horejsi have each won multiple conference honors this season.
CollegeSwimming Honors Zeiger
The Gophers junior won two Winter Nationals titles and set a Big Ten record last weekend.
Smith, Maly Head to the Short Course Worlds
Seniors Kierra Smith and Jakub Maly head to Windsor, Ontario to compete for their respective countries.