Big 12 Honors: Carson Foster, Anna Elendt Are Newcomers of the Week

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Big 12 Honors: Carson Foster, Anna Elendt Are Newcomers of the Week

Texas’ Anna Elendt and Carson Foster were named Big 12 Swimming & Diving Newcomers of the Week. The award is the second consecutive for Foster.

Elendt recorded an Olympic Trials cut time of 1:07.50 en route to a first-place finish overall at the prestigious Toyota U.S. Open. The 100-meter long course breaststroke event featured 121 national-level competitors. Her time was well below the Trials cut standard of 1:10.99.

Also competing at the Toyota U.S. Open, Foster claimed the top overall performance in the 400 individual medley long course meter event with an Olympic Trials cut time of 4:16.51. He also placed second overall (first in his San Antonio event site heat) in the 200 individual medley long course meter event with a Trials cut time of 1:59.82 – which was more than a second faster than Ryan Lochte who placed third at 2:01.05.

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A breakdown of the Big 12 Conference’s weekly honors so far this season:

Big 12 November 10 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Drew Kibler, Texas, Jr.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, Sr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kelly Pash, Texas, So.
Women’s Diver: Bridget O’Neil, Texas, Fr.

Big 12 November 17 Awards
Men’s Newcomer: Carson Foster, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Emma Hultquist, TCU, So.

Big 12 November 24 Awards
Men’s Swimmer: Janis Silins, TCU, So. and Caspar Corbeau, Texas, So.
Men’s Diver: Jordan Windle, Texas, Sr.
Women’s Swimmer: Kate Steward, Kansas, Jr. and Megan Morris, TCU, Jr.
Women’s Diver: Paola Pineda, Texas, Jr.

Big 12 December 1 Awards
Men’s Newcomer: Carson Foster, Texas, Fr.
Women’s Newcomer: Anna Elendt, Texas, Fr.
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