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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/4/2023, Last updated: 10/5/2023
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Penn State Sweeps Athlete of the Week Awards

Nittany Lions' Stanford, Ekstrom and Jenny Earn Weekly Accolade

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Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Cat Stanford, Penn State

Sr. - Oceanside, N.Y. - Oceanside - Major: Kinesiology

  • Placed first in the 200 free, 5 seconds ahead of the group (1:52.13)

  • Placed first in the 100 free (50.87)

  • Placed first in the medley relay (1:43.12)

  • Placed first in the 400 freestyle relay (3:28.62)

  • Earns her first career Swimmer of the Week award

  • Last Penn State Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Madison Murtagh (Oct. 20, 2022)

Women’s Diver of the Week

Abbey Ekstrom, Penn State

Fr. – Fullerton, Calif. - Fullerton Union - Major: Science: Health Professions

  • Placed first on the 1-meter dive (281.48)

  • Placed first on the 3-meter dive 9303.83)

  • Earns her first career Diver of the Week award

  • Last Penn State Big Ten Women’s Diver of the Week: Wei Wei (Feb. 8, 2023)

Women’s Freshman of the Week

Morgan Jenny, Penn State

Fr. – Buford, Ga. - North Gwinnett - Major: Undeclared

  • Placed first in the 1000 free (10:29.74)

  • Placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:30.59)

  • Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Penn State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Julia Meisner (Oct. 19, 2022)

2023-24 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Oct. 4

S: Cat Stanford, PSU

D: Abbey Ekstrom, PSU

F: Morgan Jenny, PSU