South Dakota and South Dakota State Earn #SummitSD Awards

Junior diver Haley Pederson recorded first-place scores in the 1-meter and 3-meter dive at South Dakota State.
Junior diver Haley Pederson recorded first-place scores in the 1-meter and 3-meter dive at South Dakota State.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 12th edition of The Summit League swimming and diving weekly awards is here and each award winner finished with multiple first-place finishes in their respective events. South Dakota won three out of the four awards, while South Dakota State won an award on the men's side. The Coyotes' Sabrina Sabadeanu and Haley Pederson won female swimmer and diver of the week, respectively, while the Jake Leicher of the USD and the SDSU's Mitch Raihle won the male swimmer and diver of the week, respectively.

 

Female Swimmer of the Week
Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Sr. | Commerce City, Colo.

• Placed first in three events overall in a dual win at South Dakota State

• Her three wins came in the 100 Back (58.11), 200 Back (2:05.31) and 200 Medley Relay 27.28 first leg split (1:50.59)

• Her 200 Backstroke time of 2:05.31 was a Marshall Center Pool record

• This is her eighth career swimmer of the week honor and third this season

Also nominated: Emily Pincus, South Dakota State; Casey Roberts, Western Illinois; Caroline Gardner, Omaha; Jessica Harris, Eastern Illinois

Male Swimmer of the Week
Jake Leichner, South Dakota
So. | Highlands Ranch, Colo.

• Won all four events and helped the Coyotes to a dual win over South Dakota State

• His four wins came in the 200 Breast (2:08.56), 100 IM (52.62), 100 Breast (57.91) and 200 Medley Relay 26.80 second leg split (1:35.36)

• This is his first career swimmer of the week accolade

Also nominated: Max White, South Dakota State; Brennan Bladel, Western Illinois; Scott House, Eastern Illinois

Female Diver of the Week
Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Jr. | West Fargo, N.D.

• Set a season-best in the 3-meter dive with a first-place score of 278.19

• Also won the 1-meter dive with a score of 265.55

• Seventh career swimmer of the week honor and sixth this season

Also nominated: Aleni Stoakes, South Dakota State; Reece Cooper, Omaha

Male Diver of the Week
Mitch Raihle, South Dakota State
Sr. | Spring Lake, Minn.

• Swept the men's diving events at SDSU's Senior Day Dual against South Dakota

• Earned season-best scores of 309.53 in the 1-meter dive and 336.45 in the 3-meter dive

• Third career diver of the week honor

 

2019-20 Summit League Swimmers of the Week

Week Male Swimmer Female Swimmer
Oct. 8 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Oct. 15 Adriel Sanes, Denver  Kylie Cronin, Denver
Oct. 22 Colin Gilbert, Denver Kylie Cronin, Denver
Oct. 29 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Josie Valette, Denver
Nov. 5 Cooper Fuchs, South Dakota Emily Pincus, South Dakota State
Nov. 12 Adam Peterson, Western Illinois Ashley Theobald, South Dakota State
Nov. 19 Brendon Johnson, Valparaiso ---
Nov. 26 Charlie Bean, South Dakota Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota
Dec. 10 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Josie Valette, Denver
Jan. 14 Cameron Auchinachie, Denver Charlotte Simon, Denver
Jan. 21 Colin Gilbert, Denver  Kylie Cronin, Denver
Jan. 28 Jake Leichner, South Dakota Sabrina Sabadeanu, South Dakota

 

2019-20 Summit League Divers of the Week

Week Male Diver Female Diver
Oct. 8 --- Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Oct. 15 Seth O'Dea, South Dakota Sammy Walker, Denver
Oct. 22 Hudson Wilkerson, South Dakota Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Oct. 29 --- Sammy Walker, Denver
Nov. 5 Zach Boyd, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Nov. 12 --- Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Nov. 19 --- ---
Nov. 26 Zach Boyd, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota
Dec. 10 --- ---
Jan. 14 Jason Gleason, Denver ---
Jan. 21 --- ---
Jan. 28 Mitch Raihle, South Dakota State Haley Pederson, South Dakota

 

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