Feb. 17, 2011
Big12Sports.com-- Student-athletes from Missouri, Texas and Texas A&M received Big 12 swimming and diving weekly honors for competition through February 16. Amini Fonua (Texas A&M), Jordan Hawley (Missouri) and Jackson Wilcox (Texas) were all named for the men's swimming award while the Aggies' Cameron McLean garnered the diver accolade. On the women's side, Karlee Bispo (Texas) earned swimmer of the week as Loren Figueroa (Missouri) and Janie Potvin (Texas A&M) were named co-divers. This is the third recognition for Figueroa and second for Bispo, while it is the first for Fonua, Hawley, McLean, Potvin and Wilcox.
Men's Swimmers of the Week
Amini Fonua, Texas A&M, Jr., Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand/Western Springs College
Fonua gave the Texas A&M's 200 medley relay a .10 lead over Texas with a 22.56 backstroke leg in the Aggies' dual with the Longhorns. It was a lead the Aggies would not relinquish on their way to a NCAA B cut time of 1:28.17. Fonua also won the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA B cut time of 54.35.
Jordan Hawley, Missouri, Sr., Plano, Texas/Plano West
In his final home meet as a Tiger, Hawley claimed victories in two individual and two relay events. Hawley took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.44, and the 100 free with a time of 44.95. He was also a member of the first-place 400 medley team, which finished in 3:16.33. His 400 relay team not only finished in first, but also clocked the third-fastest finish in school history with a time of 3:01.10.
Jackson Wilcox, Texas, Jr., Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth
Wilcox posted wins in the 500 freestyle in the double-dual meet against No. 6 Arizona and SMU, in addition to the dual meet against Texas A&M. Wilcox's 4:17.79 in the 500 free against Texas A&M was a season best and ranks second nationally, just a fraction behind Virginia's Matt McLean.
Men's Diver of the Week
Cameron McLean, Texas A&M, Jr., Winnipeg, Canada/Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
After missing the heart of the 2010 Championship season due to a shoulder injury, McLean looked fully recovered after posting 400-point plus scores on both boards against Texas. McLean's winning mark of 407.48 on the 1-meter dive gave teammate Grant Nel one of his few defeats in a dual meet. The Canadian finished second in the 3-meter (427.43).
Women's Swimmer of the Week
Karlee Bispo, Texas, Jr., Modesto, Calif./Downey
Bispo won seven of eights events against Arizona (Jan. 28-29) and SMU (Feb. 5). The California native was selected as the CollegeSwimming.com National Women's Swimmer of the Week for her efforts against Arizona. Her only defeat came in the 200 breaststroke, where she took second behind fellow Longhorn Laura Sogar.
Women's Divers of the Week
Loren Figueroa, Missouri, So., Oklahoma City, Okla./Kingwood
Just a week after setting an all-time Missouri record in the 3-meter dive, Figueroa placed second at the USA Senior Nationals 1-meter dive competition in Iowa. Her score of 283.90 was just 2.5 points shy of first-place finisher Kelci Bryant, a 2008 Olympian and 2010 NCAA Champion. Figueroa's silver medal finish qualifies her for the World University Games, held in China this summer, and is her highest ever score in the event (5 dives).
Janie Potvin, Texas A&M, Jr., Quebec, Canada/DeMortagne
Potvin finished in sixth in the 3-meter (293.30) and platform (301.95) dives at the Canadian Senior Nationals. Her mark in the 3-meter was a career-best. Potvin is the Aggies' No. 2 all-time performer in the 3-meter.
Men's Swimmer of the Week
Week 1: Michael Lopresti, Missouri, Jr., Westerville, Ohio.
Week 2: Nick D'Innocenzo, Texas, So., Andover, Mass.
Week 3: Kyle Trosket, Texas A&M, Fr., Lethbridge, Alb., Canada
Week 4: Andres Melin, Missouri, Sr., Karlstad, Sweden
Week 5: None
Week 6: Nick D'Innocenzo, Texas, So., Andover, Mass.
Week 7: Amini Fonua, Texas A&M, Jr., Ponsonby, Auckland, N.Z.
Jordan Hawley, Missouri, Sr., Plano, Texas
Jackson Wilcox, Texas, Jr., Nashville, Tenn.
Men's Diver of the Week
Week 1: None
Week 2: Dante Jones, Missouri, Sr., Columbia, Mo.
Week 3: Grant Nel, Texas A&M, Jr., Melbourne, Victoria, Aus.
Week 4: David Bonuchi, Missouri, Fr., Columbia, Mo.
Week 5: None
Week 6: Drew Livingston, Texas, Jr., The Woodlands, Texas
Week 7: Cameron McLean, Texas A&M, Jr., Winnipeg, Canada
Women's Swimmer of the Week
Week 1: Laura Sogar, Texas, So., Exeter, R.I.
Week 2: Karlee Bispo, Texas, Jr., Modesto, Calif.
Week 3: Sarah Henry, Texas A&M, Fr., Garner, N.C.
Week 4: Dominique Bouchard, Missouri, So., North Bay, Ont., Can.
Week 5: Iuliia Kuzhil, Kansas, Sr., Cherkasy, Ukraine
Maria Sommer, Texas A&M, Sr., Brenham, Texas
Week 6: Breeja Larson, Texas A&M, Fr., Mesa, Ariz.
Week 7: Karlee Bispo, Texas, Jr., Modesto, Calif.
Women's Diver of the Week
Week 1: Maren Taylor, Texas, So., Arlington, Va.
Week 2: Loren Figueroa, Missouri, Fr., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Week 3: Jaele Patrick, Texas A&M, Sr., Victoria, Aus.
Week 4: Christina Gailey, Missouri, Sr., Lexington, Ky.
Week 5: Sarah Nelson, Iowa State, Jr., Decorah, Iowa
Week 6: Loren Figueroa, Missouri, So. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Week 7: Loren Figueroa, Missouri, So. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Janie Potvin, Texas A&M, Jr., Quebec, Canada
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