Kuzhil Named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week

Jan. 12, 2011


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.