Jan. 10, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- After helping the No. 22-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team to an upset victory over No. 8 Indiana last Saturday (Jan. 7), seniors Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) have been named Big Ten Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Tuesday (Jan. 10).
Dauw, the reigning Big Ten champion in the 100-yard butterfly, won the 100-yard butterfly (54.26) and 200-yard butterfly (2:00.09) against Indiana, reaching the NCAA consideration standard in both races. She also swam as part of the winning 200-yard medley relay.
Dauw has seven NCAA 'B' times this season and currently has the fastest time of any Big Ten swimmer in the 100-yard butterfly this season. This is the first weekly conference honor in Dauw's career.
Lohman clinched the Wolverines' win over Indiana by virtue of a victory on the three-meter springboard, where she scored a career-best 360.60, the highest three-meter score by a Michigan diver in a dual meet in seven seasons. She also tied for first on one-meter (305.48). Additionally, she was named a Primetime Performer of the Week by CollegeSports360.com on Tuesday. Lohman wins the conference award for the fifth time in her collegiate career.
Michigan returns to the pool Saturday (Jan. 14) for a 1 p.m. double-dual meet with Northwestern and Notre Dame inside Canham Natatorium.
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