Hutchins is Big Ten Swimmer of Week, Johnson nabs freshman and diving awards

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

 

Swimmer of the Week

Matt Hutchins, Wisconsin

So. – Christchurch, New Zealand – Lincoln

  • Tallied two first-place finishes and a fourth-place touch in Wisconsin’s dual meet win over No. 16 USC
  • Finished first in the 500 freestyle (4:25.60) and 1,000 freestyle (9:06.33)
  • Finished fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:06.51)
  • Time in the 1,000 freestyle currently ranks No. 11 on USA Swimming’s NCAA Division I Top Times Report
  • Earns his second Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Drew teDuits (Nov. 18, 2014)

 

Diver and Freshman of the Week
Steele Johnson, Purdue

Fr. – Carmel, Ind. – Laurel Springs

  • Collected first-places finishes in the one-meter and three-meter diving events in Purdue’s three-day dual meet win against Michigan State
  • Scored 395.40 points on one-meter and 393.38 in three-meter diving
  • Tallied NCAA Zone Qualifying Marks in both events
  • Earns his fourth Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Nov. 25, 2014)
  • Earns his fourth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Steele Johnson (Dec. 23, 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, IND

F: Steele Johnson, PUR

 

Jan. 13

S: Matt Hutchins, So., WIS

D/F: Steele Johnson, PUR

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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