ACC, Big Ten Weekly Honors Announced

The ACC and the Big Ten are the only two of the major Division I conferences that deemed a busy enough week to announce weekly awards on Tuesday.

Tallying another score on what has been a spectacular week for the program the North Carolina State Wolfpack picked up two of the three nods after the weekend’s All-North Carolina Invite.

Grant Saale received the nod for male diver of the meet by winning the men’s 1-meter springboard at the invite by 70 points ahead of East Carolina’s Alex Clark. Haase didn’t compete on the 3-meter event at that meet.

The women’s swimmer of the week went to Kristin Connors. The NC State sophomore won the 500 free (4:58.50) and the 200 free (1:51.71) individually, and also split a 51.65 on the winning 400 free relay.

The men’s conference honor went to Duke’s Hunter Knight, who broke the All North Carolina Meet Record in the 100 breast with a 56.05 for his second-straight win at the meet, and also placed 2nd in the 200 breast in 2:02.64.

As for the Big Ten, they’ve tied theirs up neatly into bullet points, which are reproduced below, with men followed by women. The awards include Daryl Turner from Minnesota, who had an explosive start to his NCAA career, as the men’s swimmer of the week. Turner, while just a freshman, didn’t win both awards, as the Big Ten chose to spread the wealth a bit.

On the women’s side, Ivy Martin was the Swimmer of the Week, an award she can line up next to her Hardcore Swim of the Week recognition.

Swimmer of the Week
Daryl Turner, Minnesota
Fr. – Aurora, Colo. – Cherry Cheek

  • Claimed four first-place finishes in a dual meet against Arizona State in Minneapolis on Oct. 5
  • Placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (48.43 seconds), 100 freestyle (44.65), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:23.08) and 200 medley relay (1:29.27)
  • His 100-yard backstroke time was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Helped lead the Golden Gophers to a 190-95 win over the Sun Devils
  • Earned his first Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Kyler Van Swol (Nov. 6, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Manny Pollard, Minnesota
So. – Troy, NY – Troy

  • Placed first in the one-meter (341.70) and three-meter (370.65) diving competitions against Arizona State on Oct. 5
  • Both dives qualified for NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Earned his first Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Mikey Ross (Feb. 12, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Brett Pinfold, Wisconsin
Fr. – Sugar Land, Texas – Austin

  • Collected six top-three finishes against Georgia in Athens, Ga., from Oct. 4-5
  • Placed first in the 50-yard freestyle (20.74 seconds), 200-yard freestyle (1:38.68) and 400-yard medley relay (3:18.32), second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:24.24) and 800-yard freestyle relay (6:41.07) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (45.39)
  • Earned his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: John Bushman (Oct. 16, 2012)

2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 1    S: Bruno Ortiz, Jr., MICH
D: James Ross, Jr., MICH
F: Nick Zito, Fr., IOWA

Oct. 8    S: Daryl Turner, Fr., MINN
D: Manny Pollard, So., MINN
F: Brett Pinfold, Fr., WIS

Swimmer of the Week
Ivy Martin, Wisconsin
Jr. – Madison, Wis. – Madison East

  • Posted two first-place individual finishes in the season-opening dual meet against Georgia in Athens, Ga., from Oct. 4-5
  • Finished first the 50-yard freestyle (22.38 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (49.09) and second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.39), 400-yard medley relay (3:47.32) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.54)
  • Her 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle times were NCAA provisional qualifying marks
  • Earned her third-career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Ivy Martin (Feb. 5, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Maggie Keefer, Minnesota
Sr. – Stillwater, Minn. – Stillwater

  • Placed first in the three-meter (321.23) and second in the one-meter (293.18) diving competitions against Arizona State on Oct. 5
  • Both dives qualified for NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Earned her 11th Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Maggie Keefer (Feb. 12, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Breanne Siwicki, Minnesota
Fr. – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Grant Park

  • Recorded a first place finish in the season-opening dual meet against Arizona State in Minneapolis on Oct. 5
  • Finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:08.89)
  • Helped lead Minnesota to a 197-94 win over the Sun Devils
  • Earned her first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Marina Spadoni (Feb. 12, 2013)

 

2013-14 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 1    S: Ali DeLoof, So., MICH
D: Carey Chen, Jr., MICH
F: Emma Sougstad, Fr., IOWA

Oct. 8    S: Ivy Martin, Jr., WIS
D: Maggie Keefer, Sr., MINN
F: Breanne Siwicki, Fr., MINN

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