Oct. 15, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Sophomore Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team earned her second Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award in the past three weeks as announced by the conference office today (Tuesday, Oct. 15). DeLoof has now claimed two of the three weekly swimmer awards handed out by the Big Ten this season.
DeLoof set the pace for the Wolverines in their dual meet against the defending Big Ten champs Minnesota (Oct. 11) by racing to the fastest opening split in the meet's first event. She clocked a 25.51 split in the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay, a race U-M went on to won by nearly a second.
She also turned in an individual win in the 100-yard backstroke. The sophomore touched first at 54.54, registering not only a win but an NCAA B standard qualifying time. It marked the second time in two dual meets this season DeLoof won the 100-yard backstroke.
The sophomore also contributed to a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay and logged a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
DeLoof's previous weekly conference citation came on Oct. 1, following U-M's season-opening dual-meet victory over Iowa.
The Wolverines return to action on Friday, Oct. 25, at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.) for a double dual meet that will also feature Texas. The meet begins at 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday (Oct. 26) at 10 a.m.
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