The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced that Clare Slagel has been named the IIAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Slagel, a sophomore, won three individual events and helped Luther to a pair of runner-up relay finishes at the St. Cloud State Rochester Mid-Season Invitational. She won the 500 freestyle (5:03.59), 200 backstroke (2:00.04) and 100 backstroke (55.58). She posted a school record in the 100 backstroke with her 55.12 leadoff leg in the 400 medley relay and another in the 200 backstroke with her 1:58.61 preliminary clocking. The runner-up times in both the 200 medley relay (1:45.31) and 400 medley (3:51.29) were school records and NCAA Division III B-Cut times that rank sixth and eighth nationally, respectively, to date.