Mulshenock Named Women's Big Ten Swimmer of the Week
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Freshman Erin Mulshenock (New Castle, Del.) was named the women's Big Ten Swimmer of the Week. It is the second week in a row a Nittany Lion has won the award. Deirdre Dlugonski (Washington, Pa.) was last week's recipient.
Mulshenock has been swimming NCAA provisional times throughout the season and this past weekend was no exception. In a double dual against Indiana and Michigan State she won both the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys in NCAA times of 2:02.14 and 4:21.13. Her time in the 400-yard individual medley (4:21.13) set a new Penn State record, bettering the old record of 4:22.74 set by Jenna Lopano.
She also swam a NCAA consideration time of 2:00.32 in the 200-yard backstroke, earning a second place finish. All three times swam by Mulshenock last weekend were season bests and sit atop Penn State's season best lists for the 2001-2002 season.
Mulshenock and her fellow Nittany Lions will return to action this Saturday (Feb. 2) when they host Rutgers University. The meet will begin at 12:00 p.m. and take place at the McCoy Natatorium.