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Pac-12 Announces Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Month

Mar 13, 2017

Swimmer of the Month: Katie Ledecky, Stanford
Ledecky was the Women's Swimmer of the Meet at the Pac-12 Championships and helped lead Stanford to its first conference crown since 2013.
The freshman set two individual American records (500 free and 400 IM) and was a part of two others on relays (400 and 800 free).
She also finished as the Pac-12 runner-up in the 200 free to fellow Olympian and teammate Simone Manuel.
Earlier in the month, Ledecky set three pool records to propel Stanford to a dual meet win at No. 2 Cal as the Cardinal capped a second straight undefeated regular season.
Two of those pool records came back-to-back as Ledecky won the 1,000 free and 200 free in consecutive events.

Diver of the Month: Maria Polyakova, UCLA
UCLA's Maria Polyakova was named she was named Diver of the Meet at the Pac-12 Championships to lead the Bruins to a fifth place finish.
The junior secured her second career Pac-12 Championship when she posted a personal-best score of 385.00 in the finals of the 3-meter event.
She also reached the podium in the 1-meter (335.75, second) and platform (259.70, third) events en route to the honor, which was UCLA's first.
Polyakova added Top 3 finishes in the 3-meter and 1-meter events at crosstown rival USC earlier in the month.

Pac-12 teams now head to the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. The competition gets underway Wednesday March 15 through Saturday 18 with Pac-12 squads claiming 14 of the 16 top times in the country. More information can be found here:

Swimmer of the Month: 
Silja Kansakoski, ASU; Linnea Mack, UCLA; Louise Hansson, USC; Addisynn Bursch, WSU.
Diver of the Month: 
Mara Aiacoboae, ASU; Kassidy Cook, STAN. 


  Swimmer of the Month Diver of the Month
February Katie Ledecky, Stanford Maria Polyakova, UCLA
January Kathleen Baker, California Kassidy Cook, Stanford
December Katrina Konopka, Arizona Eloise Belanger, UCLA
November Katie Ledecky, Stanford Phoebe LaMay, California