SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota swimming and diving team members Hudson Wilkerson, Taylor Rau and Stella Fairbanks have been named Summit League Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Fairbanks, a freshman from Highland, Michigan, swept the diving competitions during the Coyote Invite and was named women's diver of the week for the fifth time this season.

Fairbanks won the one-meter event with a score of 249.85 and captured the three-meter event with a final point total of 273.35. The wins were her eighth and ninth of the season.

Wilkerson, a junior from Powell, Wyoming, won both diving events with season best performances in the Midco Aquatic Center.

Wilkerson scored 280.20 to win the one-meter event and 284.95 take the three-meter event.

Rau, a sophomore from Maple Grove, Minnesota, won three individual events among her six top four finishes during the two-day meet.

Rau swam season bests in all four of her individual races, winning the 100 breast (1:05.57), 200 breast (2:23.25) and 100 IM (1:00.82) while she also placed second in the 50 free (24.22). She moved into 7th on the Coyote Top 10 charts in the 200 breast. She also swam on a third-place 400 medley relay and a fourth-place 200 medley relay.

South Dakota will compete in the Summit League Championships April 15-17 in Fargo, North Dakota.


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