Wistey and Brouillette Earn Big 12 Honors
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State swimming and diving team took home Big 12 Conference honors in both categories today as senior Imelda Wistey was named Swimmer of the Week and sophomore Elyse Brouillette was awarded Co-Diver of the Week. This is the first time that Wistey has received a weekly award from the conference, while this marks the second for Brouillette, her first coming in December of 2012.
Wistey is the first Cyclone to receive the Big 12 Conference swimmer of the week award since Nan Liu did so in December of 2009. This marks the 11th Big 12 Conference diver of the week award in Iowa State school history, two of which belong to Brouillette.
Last week, when the Cyclones hosted TCU, Brouillette finished second in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 271.12 and first in the 3-meter diving event with a personal best of 329.48. Brouillette’s dominate performance on the 3-meter board put her 48.31 points ahead of the second place finisher, 9.07 points behind the Iowa State school record held by six-time All-Big 12 honoree Tien Tran, and 11.25 points behind the pool record held by Kendra Melnychuk of Missouri.
During the same event, Wistey’s three first-place finishes earned the Cyclones 29 of their 139.5 points. Wistey started the evening with a 0:28.63 split in the 200 medley relay, helping her team claim first in the event. Just before the first break, Wistey clocked a time of 1:03.49 in the 100 breaststroke, an event that she holds the school record in (1:01.35), for another top finish. Finally, in the 200 breaststroke, Wistey notched her third first-place finish of the night with a time of 2:19.67.
Returning ISU most valuable diver, Brouillette sits fourth all-time in school history in the 1-meter event (295.58), second on the 3-meter board (329.48), and fourth on the platform (232.58). Wistey, school record holder in the 100 breaststroke, is the eighth-fastest in school history in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.25) and 11th all-time in the 200 IM (2:04.64). Wistey has also been a part of the second-fastest 200 medley relay team (1:40.84) and 400 medley relay team (3:42.90) in school history.
Wistey and the rest of the Cyclone swimmers will travel to Topeka, Kan. for the three-day Kansas Invitational. The Iowa State divers will resume action on Dec. 6 as they travel to Iowa City to take on the field at the Iowa Invitational.