Hoferitza-Palermo named IIAC Swimmer of the Week

Hoferitza-Palermo named IIAC Swimmer of the Week

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Simpson women's swimmer Maren Hoferitza-Palermo earned Iowa Conference Performer of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Oct. 16, the league office announced earlier this week.

IIAC Performers of the Week

In her first collegiate competition, Hoferitza-Palermo won the 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke in the Nebraska Wesleyan and St. Mary (Neb.) double-dual, swimming two of the fastest times in school history in the process. She also took second place in the 200 IM and helped the 200 medley relay to a second-place finish as the Storm beat Nebraska Wesleyan 149-87 and St. Mary 177-68.

A freshman from Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Hoferitza-Palermo swam the 200 butterfly in 2:31.45, the No. 3 time in school history. She swam the 200 backstroke in 2:25.05, the No. 4 time in school history.

The last time a Simpson women's swimmer won the weekly accolade was in January of 2014.

Hoferitza-Palermo and the Storm travel to Iowa Lakes CC for a dual on Saturday, Oct. 22.