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Pac-12 Releases Swimmers and Divers of the Month

The Pac-12 has announced its swimmers and divers of the month.

WOMEN’S CO-SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Julia Heimstead, Sr., ARIZONA (Bloomington, Ill.)

  • Swept her individual November events, helping Arizona to close finishes against USC and UCLA.
  • Went undefeated against the Trojans in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly while picking up two wins in the 100 Free and 200 Free against the Bruins.
  • Finished off her impressive month with three winning relays (200 free, 200 medley and 400 free relays).
  • Competed in four events against the Trojans, tallying 33 points between her individual and relay swims, going on to earn 40 against the Bruins.
  • Second career Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Month/Week award and first this season (Jan. 17, 2023).

WOMEN’S CO-SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Minna Abraham, Fr., USC (Budapest, Hungary)

  • Had a thrilling month of swims that helped the Trojans to two wins over Pac-12 opponents, Arizona and ASU, as well as assisting in excellent finishes in their two invitational meets.
  • The freshman went undefeated in the 200 Free, competing three times, earning an NCAA A cut, breaking the USC program record and posting the second fastest time in the event in the country this season (1:43.38).
  • Competing in three USC relay wins at the Texas Invitational, she assisted in setting a new Trojans program record in the 200 Free relay (1:26.31).
  • Leads USC in both the 200 Free and 200 IM, holding multiple NCAA cuts in both events.
  • First career Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Month/Week award.

WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Holly Waxman, Jr., UTAH (Leeds, England)

  • Finished the month of November with two first-place finishes and four top-3 finishes between the Texas A&M Invitational and the Big AI Invite.
  • In Texas, Waxman finished second on the Platform (280.95) and 3rd on the 1 Meter (306.15) and 3 Meter (317.45), earning NCAA qualifying standards in all three.
  • At the Big AI Invite, the junior from England racked up 299.58 on the 1 Meter and 336.55 on the 3 Meter to take first in both events.
  • Third career Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Month/Week and first of the season (Feb. 10, 2022; Jan. 30 2023).


Women’s Swimmer of the Month: Ieva Maluka, ASU; Paige MacEachern, UCLA; Summer Stanfield, UTAH; Emily Lundgren, WSU.

Women’s Diver of the Month: Brooke Earley, ARIZ; Lauren Hallaselka, UCLA; Nike Agunbiade, USC;

Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Month – November 2023

MEN’S SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Krzysztof Chmielewski, Fr., USC (Warszawa, Poland)

  • Led the Trojans in the month of November, picking up seven individual event wins.
  • Chmielewski leads the NCAA in the 1000 Free (8:47.53) and the 1650 Free (14:37.74) while swimming top-5 times in the 200 Fly (1:41.20) and 500 Free (4:13.84).
  • Picked up additional wins in the 400 Medley Relay and 200 Yard Medley Relay in the Trojans’ three November meets.
  • First career Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Month award.

MEN’S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Elias Petersen, So., UTAH (Malmo, Sweden)

  • Earned four first-place finishes in the month of November alongside multiple NCAA qualifying scores.
  • Against Pac-12 foe Arizona State, the sophomore tallied 348.98 points in the 1 Meter and 378.60 points in the 3 Meter, good for first in both, with two qualifying standards.
  • At the Big AI Invite in New Jersey, Peterson tacked on an extra pair of wins and qualifying scores in the 1 and 3 Meter.
  • Fourth career Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Month and second this season (Jan. 11, 2023; Feb. 14, 2023, Nov. 7, 2023).


Men’s Swimmer of the Month: Ralph Daleiden, ARIZ; Ilya Kharun, ASU; Brandon Miller, UTAH

Men’s Diver of the Month: Bjorn Markentin, ARIZ; Laurent Gosselin-Paradis, USC


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