McHugh, MacNeil & Bacon Named Big Ten Swimmers of the Week

by SwimSwam 3

December 08th, 2021 Big Ten, College, News

Courtesy: Big Ten Conference

Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Max McHughMinnesota
Sr. – Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – Sevastopol

  • Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (51.07) and third in the 200 breaststroke (1:51.27) at the Minnesota Invitational
  • Recorded NCAA automatic times in both events
  • Earned his sixth career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Max McHugh (Feb. 10, 2021)

Men’s Diver of the Week
Andrew Capobianco, Indiana
Sr. – Holly Springs, N.C. – Holly Springs

  • Swept the springboard events in Indiana’s win over Cincinnati
  • Captured the 1-meter dive with a score of 425.63, and won the 3-meter competition with a score of 465.30, securing NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
  • Garnered the fifth Diver of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Indiana Men’s Diver of the Week: Carson Tyler (Nov. 3, 2021)

Men’s Co-Freshman of the Week
Gal Groumi, Michigan
Hod Hasharon, Israel – Mosinzon College

  • Won the 200 butterfly (1:40.90), placed second in the 100 butterfly (45.16) and finished third in the 200 individual medley (1:41.99) at the Minnesota Invitational
  • Recorded NCAA B-cut times in all three events
  • Was part of the 200 medley (1:23.47), 400 medley relay (3:05.11) and 800 freestyle relay (6:11.02) teams that all clocked NCAA automatic times
  • Earned the third Freshman of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Michigan Men’s Freshman of the Week: Gal Groumi (Nov. 10, 2021)

Men’s Co-Freshman of the Week
Yigit Aslan, Wisconsin

  • Posted top-10 finishes in two events, placing second in the 1650 freestyle (14:40.77) and 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:15.47)
  • Clocked NCAA provisional times in both events
  • Earned the first Freshman of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Men’s Freshman of the Week: Andrew Benson (Jan. 27, 2021)

Women’s Co-Swimmer of the Week
Maggie MacNeil, Michigan
Sr. – London, Ont. – Sir Frederick Banting Secondary

  • Won the 50 freestyle (21.50), 100 freestyle (47.15) and 100 butterfly (49.97) at the Minnesota Invitational, recording an NCAA automatic time in all three events
  • Also posted an NCAA A-cut time in the 100 backstroke (50.33) as part of the 400 medley relay team
  • Was part of the first-place 200 freestyle (1:27.64), 400 freestyle (3:11.34) and 400 medley (3:27.22) relay times, clocking NCAA automatic times in all three races
  • Earned her fifth career Swimmer of the Week award and her second of the season
  • Last Michigan Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Kathryn Ackerman (Nov. 10, 2021)

Women’s Co-Swimmer of the Week
Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin
So. – Bethesda, Md. – Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

  • Placed second in the 200 backstroke (1:50.48), third in the 100 backstroke (51.38) and third in the 200 individual medley (1:55.98) at the Minnesota Invitational
  • Posted an NCAA A-cut in the 200 backstroke and NCAA B-cuts in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley
  • Was part of the third-placed 800 freestyle relay (7:02.16) and fifth-place 400 medley relay (3:33.72) teams that recorded NCAA provisional times
  • Earned her third career Swimmer of the Week award and her second of the season
  • Last Wisconsin Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Phoebe Bacon (Oct. 27, 2021)

Women’s Diver of the Week
Sarah Bacon, Minnesota
Gr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Cardinal Ritter

  • Won both the 1-meter (361.30) and 3-meter (385.45) competitions at the Minnesota Invitational
  • Her 1-meter score was a facility record and the fourth-best mark in program history
  • Secured NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events
  • Garners her fifth career Diver of the Week honor and her second of the season
  • Last Minnesota Women’s Diver of the Week: Sarah Bacon (Nov. 10, 2021)

Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week
Letitia Sim, Michigan
Spanish Fort, Ala. – Spanish Fort

  • Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (59.06), fourth in the 200 individual medley (1:55.99) and ninth in the 100 butterfly (52.90) at the Minnesota Invitational
  • Recorded NCAA B-cut times in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly
  • Swam a 58.31 breaststroke to help the 400-yard Medley Relay take first place and secure an NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 3:27.22
  • Earned her second Freshman of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Michigan Women’s Freshman of the Week: Lindsay Flynn (Nov. 10, 2021)

Women’s Co-Freshman of the Week
Sofia Lobova, Rutgers
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

  • Placed second in the 100 freestyle (49.38), third in the 100 butterfly (53.31) and fourth in the 50 freestyle at the Big Al Invitational
  • Posted NCAA provisional times in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly
  • Was part of the first-place 400 freestyle relay team that posted an NCAA B-cut time of 3:18.50
  • Earned her first Freshman of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Rutgers Women’s Freshman of the Week: Sofia Chichaikina (Nov. 13, 2019)

2021-22 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Honorees

Oct. 13
S: Will Chan, Sr., MICH
D: Cameron Gammage, Fr., MICH
F: Gal Groumi, MICH

Oct. 20
S: Brendan Burns, Jr., IND
D: Jake Butler, Jr., MINN
F: Carson Tyler, IND

Oct. 27
S: Andrew Benson, So. WIS
D: Tyler Downs, Fr., PUR
F: Tyler Downs, PUR

Nov. 3
S: Brendan Burns, Jr., IND
D: Carson Tyler, Fr., IND
F: Alex Quach, OSU

Nov. 10
S: Nikola Acin, Sr., PUR
D: Tyler Downs, Fr., PUR
F: Gal Groumi, MICH

Nov. 17
S: Charlie Clark, So., OSU
D: Joseph Canova, Sr., OSU
F: Alex Quach, OSU

Nov. 24
S: Brendan Burns, Jr., IND
D: Tyler Downs, Fr., PUR
F: Brady Samuels, PUR

Dec. 8
S: Max McHugh, Sr., MINN
D: Andrew Capobianco, Sr., IND
F: Gal Groumi, MICH
F: Yigit Aslan, WIS

2021-22 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Honorees

Oct. 13
S: Maggie MacNeil, Sr., MICH
D: Abigail Knapton, Gr., RU
F: Letitia Sim, MICH

Oct. 20
S: Madison Murtagh, Sr., PSU
D: Anne Fowler, So., IND
F: Brearna Crawford, IND

Oct. 27
S: Phoebe Bacon, So., WIS
D: Sara Troyer, Sr., NEB
F: Beatriz Padron, NEB

Nov. 3
S: Amy Fulmer, Jr., OSU
D: Abigail Knapton, Gr., RU
F: Hannah Cornish, MINN

Nov. 10
S: Kathryn Ackerman, So., MICH
D: Sarah Bacon, Sr., MINN
F: Lindsay Flynn, MICH

Nov. 17
S: Katherine Zenick, So., OSU
D: Mackenzie Crawford, Jr., OSU
F: Sofia Lobova, OSU

Nov. 24
S: Mackenzie Looze, Sr., IND
D: Emily (Bretcher) Pfeiffer, Gr., PUR
F: Brearna Crawford, IND

Dec. 8
S: Maggie MacNeil, Sr., MICH
S: Phoebe Bacon, So., WIS
D: Sarah Bacon, Gr., MINN
F: Letitia Sim, MICH
F: Sofia Lobova, RU

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DMSWIM
5 months ago

For November 17, you have the Freshman of the Week listed as Sofia Lobova from OSU, but Sofia swims for Rutgers.

Bigbluefan
5 months ago

How is phoebe co-swimmer of the week when she didn’t win any events?

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Reply to  Bigbluefan
5 months ago

I believe that in the Big Ten, coaches vote (not sure they require each coach to vote each day), and you can’t vote for your own.

I think that’s what someone told me once, anyway.

So the answer is something like “because that’s what the coaches voted.”