Kierra Smith Earns Big Ten Weekly Awards

Go Gophers! Kierra Smith earned the Big Ten Swimmer and Freshman of the Week honors
Go Gophers!
Kierra Smith earned the Big Ten Swimmer and Freshman of the Week honors
Go Gophers!

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.