Becker, Gridley, Boissier Garner Big Ten Men’s Weekly Honors

by SwimSwam 1

October 31st, 2018 Big Ten, College

Courtesy: Big Ten Conference

Swimmer of the Week

Bowe Becker, Minnesota

Sr. – Las Vegas, Nev. – Faith Lutheran

  • Took first in the 50-yard freestyle over the weekend, hitting the wall in 19.81 seconds, the second fastest time in the nation this season and an NCAA “B” cut
  • Took second in the 100-yard freestyle while posting a top-25 time in the nation, clocking in at 44.31
  • Collected a pair of first-place relay finishes leading the Gophers to a 3:15.01 finish in the 400-medley relay, the ninth fastest time in the nation, and a 2:58.75 finish in the 400-freestyle relay, the 16th fastest time in the nation this season
  • Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Conner McHugh (Nov. 8, 2017)

Diver of the Week

Hector Garcia Boissier, Penn State

Sr. – Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain – Les Politecnico Las Palmas

  • Won both the 1-meter (366.30) and 3-meter (403.55) diving events against Virginia Tech this weekend
  • Posted NCAA Diving Zone qualifying scores in both events
  • Earns the third Diver of the Week award of his career and the first of the season
  • Last Penn State Diver of the Week: Hector Garcia Boissier (Feb. 8, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Ryan Gridley, Northwestern

Wilmette, Ill. – New Tier

  • Recorded four first place finishes over the weekend: 200-yard freestyle (1:39.93), 200-yard backstroke (1:50.65), 200 medley relay (1:31.89) and 400 freestyle relay (3:02.95)
  • Swam first in the 200-medley relay with a split of 23.01 seconds and first in the 400-freestyle relay with a split of 46.00
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Carter Page (Jan. 20, 2016)

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John Whiting

Great job to the coaching staff @ NU for all of their enthusiasm and dedication!

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