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Wu Named BIG EAST Female Swimmer of the Week
Wu notches honors after three top-finishes on the weekend
  • Posted on January 22, 2013 10:29:00 PM
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    Patti Banks

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 22, 2013) –  The Rutgers swimming and diving team freshman Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.) was named BIG EAST Athlete of the Week in women’s swimming and diving as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

    “This is a great honor for Joanna and our program as a whole,” said head coach Phil Spiniello. “I am very happy for Joanna. She is a dedicated and hardworking young athlete with a bright future as a Scarlet Knight.”

    Over the weekend, Wu led the Scarlet Knights with three top individual finishes as RU downed Richmond (164-135) and Central Connecticut State (219-80) at RU Aquatic Center on Friday. She took home the top spots in the 100 and 200 backstroke events with times of 55.61 and 2:01.25, respectively. Wu’s 100 backstroke time was her personal best on the season. She also grabbed the first place finish in the 500 freestyle with a 5:00.77 touch and swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay in 26.10 seconds to kick off the winning squad’s 1:45.30 finish.

    The Scarlet Knights are next in the pool on Saturday, Jan. 26 as they host Fordham and Rider. Action is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.

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