Iowa and Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Swimming and Diving Plaudits

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October 05th, 2016 Big Ten, College, News

Swimmer of the Week

Jack Smith, Iowa

So. – Stroke-On-Trent, England – Plymouth College

  • Recorded three top-three finishes in Iowa’s double dual meet against Notre Dame and Michigan State, including second-place finishes in the 100-meter freestyle (:54.02) and as a member of the 400-meter medley relay (3:38.25)
  • Recorded the highest finish for the Hawkeyes in the 100-meter free
  • Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Swimmer of the Week: Roman Trussov (Nov. 5, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Brandis Heffner, Iowa

Sr. – Bloomington, Ill. – University

  • Tallied first- and second-place finishes in the one-meter (302.95) and three-meter (297.40) diving events, respectively, in Iowa’s double dual meet against Notre Dame and Michigan State
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Earns his first Diver of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Diver of the Week: Addison Boschult (Dec. 10, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Scott Piper, Michigan State

Fr. – Naperville, Ill. – Naperville Central

  • Finished in the top 10 in all three of his events in Michigan State’s double dual meet against Notre Dame and Iowa
  • Finished first in the 200-meter IM (2:12.98), fourth in the 200-meter butterfly (2:10.51) and ninth in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:41.41)
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Lachie McLeish (Nov. 18, 2014)

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

Courtesy of The Big 10

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