Women's swimming collects Big Ten weekly award

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa women's swimming and diving team claimed Big Ten honors for the second-consecutive week on Tuesday, according to a release.

Sophomore Abbey Tuchscherer was honored as the Co-Swimmer of the Week for her performance against Iowa State in Ames on Dec. 9. She shared the honor with Michigan State's Jenny Rusch.

Tuchscherer, from Oshkosh, Wis., posted a pool record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:01.17 and took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.77. Both times were personal bests and rank second in school history.

This is Tuchscherer's first weekly Big Ten award and the third such honor earned by the Hawkeyes this season. Senior Veronica Rydze claimed Diver of the Week honors on Dec. 6 for her performance in the Hawkeye Invitational on Dec. 2-4, and freshman Becky Stoughton earned Swimmer of the Week acclaim on Nov. 8 for her record-setting outing against Minnesota on Nov. 4.

Tuchscherer and the Hawkeyes will next compete in a winter training meet in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 6.

— by Tork Mason

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