Luther's Clare Slagel has been named the women's swimming and diving athlete of the week.
Slagel, a freshman from Dubuque, participated in seven events at the Rochester Mid-Season Invitational hosted by St. Cloud State last week, winning the 100 and 200 backstroke. She currently ranks second in NCAA Division III in both the 100 (55.70) and 200 (2:01.38) backstrokes, just missing the A cut for the national meet. She also took third in the 500 freestyle (5:10.59) and was part of Luther's fourth-place 200 medley (1:49.00) and 400 medley (3:56.43) and eighth-place 200 freestyle (1:40.78) and 400 freestyle (3:40.07) relays as the Norse took sixth in the 11-team field.
This was the second time this season Slagel has been honored. She is the daughter of Daniel and Karen Slagel.