6 wins powers Savoy to Big Ten men’s Swimmer of Week award

The following is a press release courtesy of the Big Ten Conference:

Swimmer of the Week

Nate Savoy, Penn State

Sr. – Reading, Pa. – Wilson

  • Tallied five first-place finishes in Penn State’s dual meet against Yale
  • Finished first in the 100 backstroke (48.65), 200 backstroke (1:47.08), 200 individual medley (1:50.51), 200 medley relay (1:29.60), 400 freestyle relay (2:58.98) and 200 freestyle relay (1:21.66)
  • Earns his first Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Shane Ryan (Nov. 12, 2013)

 

Diver of the Week
Michael Hixon, Indiana

So. – Amherst, Mass. – Amherst Regional

  • Collected first-place finishes in the one-meter and three-meter diving events in Indiana’s tri-dual against Wisconsin and Notre Dame
  • Scored 444.20 points on one-meter and 433.65 points in three-meter diving
  • Tallied NCAA Zone Qualifying scores in both events
  • Earns his fourth Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Diver of the Week: Michael Hixon (Dec. 23, 2014)

 

Freshman of the Week

Blake Pieroni, Indiana

Fr. – Valparaiso, Ind. – Chesterton

  • Collected five first-place finishes in Indiana’s tri-dual against Wisconsin and Notre Dame
  • Finished first in the 100 freestyle (44.82), 200 freestyle (1:36.62), 200 freestyle relay (1:21.92), 400 medley relay (3:16.26) and 800 freestyle relay (6:34.47)
  • Recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 200 freestyle
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Blake Pieroni (Dec. 9, 2014)

 

2014-15 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 7
S: Richard Funk, Sr., MICH
D: Manny Pollard, Jr., MINN
F: Aaron Whitaker, Fr., MICH

Oct. 14
S: Anze Tavcar, So., IND
D: James Connor, Fr., IND
F: Ali Khalafalla, Fr., IND

Oct. 21
S: Matt Hutchins, So., WIS
D/F: Steele Johnson, PUR

Oct. 28
S: Dylan Bosch, Jr., MICH
D: Michael Hixon, So., IND
F: Paul Powers, MICH
F: Steele Johnson, PUR

Nov. 4
S: Anze Tavcar, So., IND
D: Michael Hixon, So., IND
F: Jerzy Twarowski, IOWA
Nov. 11
S: Josh Fleagle, Jr., OSU
D: Steele Johnson, Fr., PUR
F: Evan White, MICH

 

Nov. 18

S: Drew teDuits, Sr., WIS

D: John Andrade, Sr., NU

F: Lachie McLeish, MSU

 

Nov. 25

S: Jordan Wilimovsky, Jr., NU

D: Steele Johnson, Fr., PUR

F: Braydon Seal, OSU

 

Dec. 9

S: Dylan Bosch, Jr., MICH

D: Manny Pollard, Jr., MINN

F: Blake Pieroni, IND

F: Evan White, MICH

 

Dec. 23

D: Michael Hixon, So., IND

F: Steele Johnson, PUR

 

Jan. 13

S: Matt Hutchins, So., WIS

D/F: Steele Johnson, PUR

 

Jan. 20

S: Nate Savoy, Sr., PSU
D: Michael Hixon, So., IND
F: Blake Pieroni, IND

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