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Vavra earns Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors after Georgia Invitational



Senior Allysa Vavra received the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award Tuesday, days after her record-breaking Georgia Invitational.

Last Friday, Vavra broke the school record in a third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.80, breaking her previous personal record.

The next day, in the 400-yard individual medley, Vavra returned and raced a second-place 4:04.60, the third-best time in IU history. That finish also gave her sole possession of the top five times in the event in IU history. Vavra also automatically qualified for the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in the event due to her finish in the race.

Vavra is the first women’s swimmer at IU to win the Big Ten weekly honor since then-sophomore Taylor Wohrley on Jan. 11.

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