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February 14, 2012

2011-12 Season - Myers wins CCIW "Athlete of the Week" honor

Sophomore Helen Myers was named the "Performer of the Week" in women's swimming & diving in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after she won the one and three meter diving events for the second consecutive year last Saturday in Bloomington, Illinois.

Augustana sophomore Helen Myers (Pecatonica HS, Rock City, Ill.) has been named the "Performer of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after winning both diving events in the league championship last weekend. Myers won both the one and three meter diving events at the CCIW Diving Championship on Saturday, February 11 in Bloomington, Illinois.

In the one-meter competition, Myers totaled 343.20 points, outdistancing second-place Danielle Owercko of Illinois Wesleyan, who finished with a total of 307.90. Katy McCortney and Elizabeth Johnson of the host school grabbed places three and four with 301.85 and 264.95 points, respectively. Rose Hulman's Nicole Richardson was fifth with 259.35.

At three meters, Myers edged out Richardson for the title by a 333.70 to 326.05 margin. Owercko and Illinois Wesleyan teammate Rae Brattin rounded out the scoring with 289.75 and 251.05 points, respectively.

This is the second consecutive year that Myers, an anthropology major, has captured both the one and three meter diving events at the CCIW Championships. Last year she won the one meter with a score of 339.00 and the three meter with a count of 358.85. She was also an academic all-conference performer a year ago.

She recorded best scores this year of 351.05 off the one meter and 358.75 at the three meter height. Both of those came at the Grinnell Invitational in Grinnell, Iowa on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21.

Myers had best dual meet scores of 203.75 on the one meter and 210.60 off three meters. The one meter top score came on December 9 in a dual meet loss at Loras in Dubuque, Iowa and the three meter result was on January 13 in a victory over Coe at home.

Myers is the second Augustana women's swimming & diving team member to win "Performer of the Week. She joins junior Molly Clennon (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.) from December 13 as the two Viking winners.