SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota swimming and diving team members Seth O'Dea, Stella Fairbanks and Jacob Won have been named Summit League Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Fairbanks, a freshman from Highland, Michigan, swept all four diving competitions during the two-day Coyote Quad Duals at Midco Aquatic Center. She moved into the Coyote Top 10 list in both the one-meter (seventh) and three-meter (sixth) events during the meet.
Fairbanks, honored for the second time this season as the female diver of the week, scored 256.45 points on the one-meter and 239.85 points on three-meter during day one. She came back on day two to post final point totals of 242.40 on one-meter and 271.35 on three-meter.
O'Dea, a senior from Fairfax, Virginia, won three of four diving competitions during the meet and placed second in the other. He scored 275.05 points to win the three-meter event on day one while placing second in the one-meter with 256.25. The male diver of the week for the second time in his career came back to sweep both events on day two, scoring 268.95 on one-meter and 292.65 on three-meter.
Won, a junior from Katy, Texas, earns his second consecutive male swimmer of the week honor after enjoying a strong Coyote Quad Duals where he posted top two finishes in all six of his races. He won the 200 free in 1:44.01, third best in the Summit League this season, while adding a runner-up in the 100 fly (51.36). He opened day one by swimming the third leg on a victorious 400 medley relay.
Won posted a pair of individual wins on day two, taking the 200 free in 1:44.16 and the 200 fly in 1:54.54. He swam the leadoff leg on a runner-up 400 free relay.
The Coyote women host Omaha in a relay dual on Saturday while both the men's and women's team will host South Dakota State on Feb. 12 inside the DakotaDome.