MADISON, Wis, November 6. UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin junior swimmer Carly Piper has been named the Big Ten Women's Swimmer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday. It is the fourth such honor for Piper in her career.
The Grosse Pointe, Mich., native didn't let a bout of food poisoning get her down, winning two individual events while swimming a leg on a first-place relay team in a dual meet at No. 7 Arizona last Friday.
Piper posted an NCAA "B" qualifying time in capturing the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:49.84. She also placed first in the 1000 freestyle in a season-best time of 9:51.27. Piper earned another "B" qualifying time in the 200 freestyle, placing second in 1:49.94.
She wrapped up the meet by joining Sarah Hernandez, Anna Trinidad and Bethany Pendleton on the winning 400 freestyle relay team that finished in a time of 3:24.84.
Piper is the two-time defending Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships and was also the 2003 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.
The 12th-ranked Badgers return to dual meet action at 4 p.m. Friday when they host Big Ten-opponent Indiana at the UW Natatorium.