Kuzhil Named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week
Jan. 12, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Senior Iuliia Kuzhil was named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday. The senior from Cherkasy, Ukraine, holds the honor this week with Maria Sommer from Texas A&M, who was named co-recipient.
Kuzhil led the Jayhawks to victory at the Orange Bowl Classic with her first-place finishes in the 50-meter and 100-meter backstroke events. During the Tri-Dual on Jan. 6 with no. 22 LSU, Florida International and American, Kuzhil placed first in the 100-yard backstroke. Kuzhil also took the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard backstroke against Vanderbilt on Jan. 8.
KU returns to the pool Thursday in a dual against Arkansas at Robinson Natatorium. The meet is set to begin at 10 a.m.