Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin Men Earn BIG 10 Honors

by SwimSwam 0

October 19th, 2016 Big Ten, College

Swimmer of the Week

Shane Ryan, Penn State

Sr. – Havertown, Pa. – Haverford

  • Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times in each of his individual events, including the 100-yard backstroke (47.01) and the 100-yard freestyle (44.03)
  • Time in the 100-yard backstroke is currently the fastest in the nation
  • Contributed to two second-place marks in the 200-yard medley relay (1:30.50) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.21)
  • Earns his fourth career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Shane Ryan (Oct. 12, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Matt Barnard, Minnesota

Sr. – Brisbane, Australia – Ormiston College

  • Earned a pair of top-three finishes in Minnesota’s dual meet against Wisconsin
  • Collected first- and second-place finishes in the three-meter (393.68) and one-meter (348.75) diving events, respectively
  • The 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his seventh Diver of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Matt Barnard (Jan. 6, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Justin Temprano, Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. – Memorial

  • Registered three top-10 finishes in Wisconsin’s dual meet against Minnesota, including a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.84)
  • Contributed to a fifth-place result in the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.08)
  • Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (51.08) and seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (54.10)
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Clark Carter (Feb. 10, 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



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