Kansas, TCU & Texas Earn Swimming & Diving Awards

Kansas won the Big 12 awards for women’s swimming and diving this week, while TCU and Texas won the men’s awards. Kate Steward (Swimmer), Jiayu Chen (Diver) and Addi Barnes (Newcomer) took home awards for the Jayhawks. Texas’ Carson Foster (swimmer), Noah Duperre (diver) and Cameron Auchinachie (co-entry newcomer) along with TCU’s Geremia Freri (co-entry newcomer) were the men’s honorifics.

Steward swam to one win and three second-place finishes on her final day against Arkansas. The Bartlesville, Oklahoma native won the 200 IM (2:02.96), while also finishing second in the 100 (1:01.55) and 200 (2:14.17) breaststroke. She contributed in the KU 200 medley relay and finished second (1:41.22). It is Steward’s third Big 12 Swimmer of the Week recognition of the 2021-22 academic year and her fourth overall.

Chen won the 3-meter dive (324.90), followed by second place in the 1-meter dive (287.40) to earn her first Big 12 Diver of the Week award this season and the third of her career .

Barnes finished first in the 500 freestyle (5:03.43) and was second in the 1000 freestyle (10:24.21) to receive her second Big 12 Newcomer of the Week nod this season.

Foster helped Texas beat TCU 189-100 and received his third Big 12 Swimmer of the Week award this season. The sophomore finished first in the 200 fly (1:41.79), which is the ninth fastest time in the NCAA this season. The Cincinnati, Ohio native followed this year with another ninth fastest time in the NCAA, this time finishing atop the 200 IM (1:42.86). The 2021 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year had a time of 4.15.46 to capture the 400 IM and closed the weekend by helping Texas set a Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center pool record in the 800 LC free relay, taking he completed the last leg of a combined effort of 7:14.37, breaking the previous record of 7:24.64.

Duperre racked up a total of 373.58 points on the 1-meter springboard to finish first and outpace the Longhorns in a sweep of the event. The sophomore followed with a 409.80 point performance on the 10-foot springboard, finishing first as Texas claimed the top four results in the contest. This is New Albany, Ohio’s second Big 12 Diver of the Week award this season.

Auchinachie took wins in the 50 (19.74) and 100 free (43.32). The graduate student helped Texas set the top time in the 200 free relay and swam the third leg for a squad that set a time of 1:17.69. The Binghamton, New York native swam the second leg of the 400 LC free relay, leading UT to a winning time of 3:18.21. He topped off his weekend swimming backstroke in the 400 LC medley relay with the Longhorns winning in 3:39.89, just short of the pool record of 3:39.26. It is Auchinachie’s first Big 12 award for newcomers and his second weekly conference award.

Freri made a B-cut in the 500 freestyle to finish first with a time of 4:21.69. The freshman broke LCM school records in the 400 LCM Freestyle (3:56.01) and the 800 LCM Freestyle Relay (7:40.57). This is the sixth Big 12 weekly honor from the native of Verona, Italy.

October 6 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr.
Men’s Diver: David Ekdahl, TCU, Fr.
Newcomer Gentlemen: David Ekdahl, TCU, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kate Steward, KU, Sr.
Female Diver: N/A
Women’s Newcomer: Olivia Rhodes, TCU, Fr.

October 13 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Carson Foster, Texas, So.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, GS.
Newcomer gentlemen: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Emma Sticklen, Texas, So.
Women’s Diver: Hailey Hernandez, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Ellie Andrews, Texas, Fr.

October 20 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, GS.
Fellow newcomers gentlemen: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr. & Luke Hobson, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kelly Pash, Texas, Jr.
Women’s Diver: Hailey Hernandez, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Erica Sullivan, Texas, Fr.

October 27 Awards
Men’s swimmer: N/A
Men’s Diver: N/A
Newcomer gentlemen: N/A
Women’s Swimmer: Kate Steward, Kansas, Sr.
Women’s Diver: Lauren Gryboski, Kansas, So.
Women’s Newcomer: Ellie Howe, Kansas, Fr.

November 3 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Piotr Sadlowski, TCU, Jr.
Men’s Diver: David Ekdahl, TCU, Fr.
Newcomer gentlemen: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Ashley Bengtson, Iowa State, So,
Women’s Diver: Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, Iowa State, Sr.
Women’s Newcomer: Rylee Moore, TCU, Fr.

Nov 10 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Carson Foster, Texas, So.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, GS.
Newcomer Gentlemen: Anthony Grimm, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Anna Elendt, Texas, So.
Women’s Diver: Hailey Hernandez, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Carley Caughron, Iowa State, Fr.

November 24 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: David Dixon, West Virginia, Sr.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, GS.
Newcomer Gentlemen: Jadon Wuilliez, TCU, Fr.
Women’s swimmer: Claudia Dougan, Kansas, So.
Women’s Diver: Bridget O’Neil, Texas, So.
Ladies Fellow Newbies: Addi Barnes, Kansas, Fr. & Rylee Moore, TCU, Fr.

December 8 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Cameron Auchinachie, Texas, Gs.
Men’s Diver: Alec Hubbard, TCU, Fr.
Newcomer Gentlemen: Luke Hobson, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Swimmer: Anna Elendt, Texas, So.
Women’s Diver: Anna Kwong, TCU, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Channing Hanley, Texas, Fr.

December 15 Awards
Men’s swimmer: N/A
Men’s Diver: N/A
Newcomer gentlemen: N/A
Women’s Swimmer: Lucia Rizzo, Iowa State, Sr.
Women’s Diver: Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, Iowa State, Sr.
Women’s Newcomer: Carley Caughron, Iowa State, Fr.

Dec 22 Awards
Men’s swimmer: N/A
Men’s Diver: Noah Duperre, Texas, So.
Newcomer gentlemen: N/A
Women’s swimmer: N/A
Women’s Diver: Hailey Hernandez, Texas, Fr.
Ladies Newcomer : N/A

January 19 Awards
Men’s swimmer: N/A
Men’s Diver: N/A
Newcomer gentlemen: N/A
Women’s Swimmer: Martha Haas, Iowa State, Sr.
Women’s Diver: Anna Kwong, TCU, Fr.
Newcomer Ladies: Winter Craig, Iowa State, Fr.

January 26 Awards
Men’s swimmer: Carson Foster, Texas, So.
Men’s Diver: Noah Duperre, Texas, So.
Fellow newcomers gentlemen: Geremia Freri, TCU, Fr. & Cameron Auchinachie, Texas, Gs.
Women’s Swimmer: Kate Steward, Kansas, Sr.
Women’s Diver: Jiayu Chen, Kansas, So.
Women’s Newcomer: Addi Barnes, Kansas, Fr.

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