Bishop Earns Second Big 12 Weekly Honor from CollegeSwimming.com
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After clinching three event victories in Saturday’s quad dual, freshman Haley Bishop was named CollegeSwimming.com’s Big 12 Swimmer of the Week Tuesday afternoon. This is the second time during the 2015-16 season that Bishop has been recognized as the conference’s top performer, the other on Nov. 2.
The Apex, North Carolina native has been a consistent contributor to the Jayhawks’ swimming and diving program from the very beginning. Throughout her rookie campaign, Bishop has claimed 19 event victories, 12 as an individual.
Last weekend Bishop was one of two Jayhawks to tally multiple first-place finishes in Kansas’ sweep over William Jewell, Tabor and Morningside. She helped start KU’s 14-event, flawless performance as the anchor of the 400-yard medley relay, turning in a time of 3:50.08. The freshman went on to win the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.84) and the 100-yard freestyle (53.68) later in the afternoon.
“I’m really happy with how I’m doing for the part of the season we’re in,” Bishop said after the meet. “My body hurts and we’re at that point of the season where we’re all hurting, but I’m really happy with how I did (talking about Saturday’s competition). I just got up and raced and did better than I thought. Today’s a good lesson – it doesn’t matter how you feel, it’s all mental.”
In addition to eight National Swimmers of the Week, 111 swimmers were selected by CollegeSwimming.com as Swimmers of the Week for their respective conferences. The selections are separate from official conference selections made by each league office.
Kansas will return to Robinson Natatorium this Saturday, Jan. 30 for its final home contest of the year. The meet will feature Nebraska-Omaha and will be televised live on the Jayhawk Television Network throughout the state of Kansas and ESPN3 outside the state lines. The meet begins at 10 a.m. and has free admission.
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