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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/11/2024, Last updated: 1/12/2024
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Wisconsin, Minnesota Claim Weekly Women’s Swimming & Diving Awards

Badgers’ Bacon and Gophers’ Thomas earn weekly accolades

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Swimmer of the Week 
Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin
Sr. – Chevy Chase, Md. – Sone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart – Major: Health Promotion and Health Equity  

  • Helped the Badgers to a sweep against No. 25 UCLA and UCSD 

  • Finished first in the 100 back, 100 IM and 200 IM 

  • A part of the first-place 400 free relay team 

  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Phoebe Bacon (Nov. 22, 2023)  

Freshman of the Week 
Morgan Thomas, Minnesota 
Culpepper, Va. – Homeschooled – Major: Undeclared 

  • Won all four events she swam at the Tampa Dual 

  • Swam a 23.62 to win the 50 free and a 50.95 to place first in the 100 free 

  • A part of the first-place 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay teams 

  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Ava Yablonski (Nov. 9, 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
Oct. 11
S: Abby Carlson, WIS
D: Skyler Liu, IND
F: Elysha Pribadi, RU 
Oct. 19
S: Megan Van Berkom, MINN
D: Daryn Wright, PUR
F: Abigail Ekstrom, PSU
Oct. 25
S: Phoebe Bacon, WIS
D: Daryn Wright, PUR
F: Beatrix Tanko, NEB
Nov. 1
S: Josephine Panitz, OSU
D: Lena Hentschel, OSU
F: Olivia Swalley, IOWA
Nov. 8
S: Mackenzie McConagha, WIS
D: Lena Hentschel, OSU
F: Hailey Tierney, WIS
Nov. 15
S: Paige Hall, OSU
D: Janie Boyle, OSU
F: Elysha Pribadi, RU
Nov. 22
S: Phoebe Bacon, WIS
D: Skyler Liu, IND
F: Krista Marlin, OSU
Dec. 6
S: Gena Jorgenson, NEB
D: Vivi Del Angel, MINN
F: Olivia Swalley, IOWA 
Dec. 13  
S: Scarlet Martin, IOWA
D: Makayla Hughbanks, IOWA
F: Olivia Swalley, IOWA 
Jan. 10
S: Phoebe Bacon, WIS
F: Morgan Thomas, MINN