Sixth Time This Season For An Owl To Earn The League's Weekly Honor
* 200 IM 2:02.48;
* 400 IM 4:18.08;
* 200 backstroke 1:59.54;
* 100 breaststroke 1:03.59;
* Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 20, 2012);
* Coached by Shawn Smith (club)
* Coached by Tom Byorick (HS)
Coach Huston said: "Shelly got away from us last year, but we are happy that she reconsidered her decision and will be transferring to Rice this fall. She is incredibly versatile and will be able to swim where we need her most. Her greatest attribute is her desire and will to be the absolute best she can be. Shelly will achieve great things at Rice."
Shelly Patton said: "The size of the school is just what I wanted, as is the quality of the teachers and the friendly atmosphere. The climate in the winter is a definite perk, but what really made me choose Rice was the coaching staff that really gets me, and the unique closeness of the team. The girls are crazy-amazing, and I can't wait to be an Owl!"