Blake Pieroni Of Indiana Earns Big Ten Swimmer Of The Week

by SwimSwam 0

November 16th, 2016 Big Ten, College

Swimmer of the Week

Blake Pieroni, Indiana

Jr. – Valparaiso, IN – Chesterton

  • Collected a pair of first-place finishes for the Big Ten Team at the USA College Challenge
  • Touched first in the 100-yard freestyle (42.40) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:33.43), recording nation-leading times in both events
  • Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times in both of his individual events
  • Earns his fifth career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Blake Pieroni (Oct. 26, 2016)

Co-Diver of the Week
James Connor, Indiana

Jr. – Melbourne, Australia

  • Collected a pair of first-place finishes in the one-meter (425.48) and three-meter (433.88) diving events in Indiana’s dual meet against Cincinnati
  • Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his second Diver of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Diver of the Week: Michael Hixon (Nov. 9, 2016)

Co-Diver of the Week
Colin Zeng, Ohio State

So. – Fujian, China

  • Swept the diving events in Ohio State’s dual meet against Cleveland State, scoring 409.13 in the one-meter event and 443.48 in the three-meter event
  • Won both diving events against Miami (Ohio), scoring 400.13 in the one-meter event and 389.18 in the three-meter event
  • The 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in every event
  • Earns his sixth Diver of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Colin Zeng (Feb. 10, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Charlie Swanson, Michigan

Richmond, Va. – St. Christopher’s School

  • Collected a first-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley (3:46.09) for the Big Ten Team at the USA College Challenge
  • Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 400-yard individual medley
  • Contributed to seventh- and eighth-place marks in the 1,000-yard freestyle relay (9:22.93) and the 500-yard freestyle relay (4:31.03), respectively
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Jacob Montague (Nov. 9, 2016)

2016-17 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 5
S: Jack Smith, So., IOWA
D: Brandis Heffner, Sr., IOWA
F: Scott Piper, MSU

Oct. 12
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Hector Garcia Boissier, So., PSU
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Oct. 19
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Matt Barnard, Sr., MINN
F: Justin Temprano, WIS

Oct. 26
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kevin Pomeroy, WIS

Nov. 2
S: Marat Amaltdinov, Jr., PUR
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Nick McDowell, PUR

Nov. 9
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Michael Hixon, Jr., IND

D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Nov. 16
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: James Connor, Jr., IND

D: Colin Zeng, So., OSU
F: Charlie Swanson, MICH

News courtesy of Big Ten.

 

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