Pac-12 announces Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Week

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SAN FRANCISCO –The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that Ella Eastin of STANFORD was named Pac-12 Women's Swimmer of the Week and UCLA’s Eloise Belanger was voted Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week.

WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE WEEK: Ella Eastin, Sr., Stanford (Irvine, Calif.)
In a matchup of two unbeaten Pac-12 teams, Eastin lead No. 1 Stanford to a dual meet win at No. 6 California, 192-107, on Saturday. The senior closed out her final dual meet by setting a pool record in all three of her individual races. Earned her first pool record of the day with a finish of 1:52.13 in the 200-yard butterfly, which topped a 12-year-old mark held by Olympic medalist and Cardinal alumna Elaine Breeden. Finished the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:52.01 and capped the day with the fastest 200 individual medley in facility history at 1:53.86. The senior boasts a 3.74 grade-point average in human biology while leading Stanford to a perfect 30-0 record in dual meets during her career on The Farm.

Also Nominated: Sandra Soe, UCLA; Riley Scott, USC; Gillian St. John, UTAH.

WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK: Eloise Belanger, Sr., UCLA (Montreal, Quebec)
Belanger won a pair of events in UCLA’s final dual meet of the regular season against cross town rival USC on Friday. Her 3-meter springboard score of 346.80 points was over 45 points higher than the rest of the field and just shy of her season-best (348.38) set earlier this month. Topped the podium in the 1-meter with 314.40 points that came down to the final dive after being separated by less than a point from the second-place finisher. The reigning Pac-12 Diver of the Year is working toward a degree in economics.

Also Nominated: Carolina Sculti, STAN

The 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s and Women’s Diving Championships (Feb. 27–Mar. 2) will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

All-session passes for the 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s and Women’s Diving Championships, as well as the Men’s Swimming Championships, are on sale to the general public and can be found at: pac-12.com/tickets.

2018-19 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SWIMMER AND DIVER OF THE MONTH/ WEEK

  Swimmer of the Month Diver of the Month
November Abbey Weitzeil, CAL Maria Polyakova, UCLA
  Swimmer of the Week Diver of the Week
Jan. 23 Taylor McCoy, WSU Maria Polyakova, UCLA
Jan. 30  Katie McLaughlin, CAL Delaney Schnell, ARIZ
Feb. 6  Ella Eastin, STAN Eloise Belanger, UCLA
Feb. 13 Cierra Runge, ASU Ashley McCool, ASU
Feb. 20  Ella Eastin, STAN Eloise Belanger, UCLA
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