Ohio State & Rutgers Earn Weekly Big Ten Swimming and Diving Honors

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November 17th, 2021 Big Ten, College, News

Courtesy: Big Ten Conference

Men’s Swimmer of the Week
Charlie Clark, Ohio State
So. – Sandusky, Ohio – Perkins (Ohio)

  • Helped Ohio State defeat Denison to improve to 3-1 on the season
  • Won the 1000-yard freestyle (9:03.00), finishing 13 seconds ahead of the second-place swimmer
  • Garners his first career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Jason Mathews (Nov. 20, 2019)

Men’s Diver of the Week
Joseph Canova, Ohio State
Sr. – Gaithersburg, Md.– Quince Orchard (Md.)

  • Won two events to help Ohio State defeat Denison and improve to 3-1 on the season
  • Swept the one-meter (384.14) and three-meter (384.14) diving events, earning two NCAA Zone qualifying scores
  • Earns the second Diver of the Week honor of his career and his first this season
  • Last Ohio State Men’s Diver of the Week: Jacob Fielding (Jan. 29, 2021)

Men’s Freshman of the Week
Alex Quach, Ohio State
Sydney, Australia – Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Australia)

  • Swam a personal best time of 57.21 in the 100-yard breaststroke in Ohio State’s in over Denison
  • Also recorded a time of 1:48.13 in an exhibition race in the 200-yard individual medley, marking the fastest time in the event by a Buckeye this season
  • Earns the second Freshman of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Ohio State Men’s Freshman of the Week: Alex Quach (Nov. 3, 2021)

Women’s Swimmer of the Week
Katherine Zenick, Ohio State
So. – Southlake, Texas – Southlake Carroll

  • Touched first in the 100-yard freestyle (49.75) and the 100-yard butterfly (53.73) in Ohio State’s win at Akron, securing an NCAA B-cut time in the 100-yard butterfly
  • Also contributed to wins in the 200-yard medley relay (1:39.97) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:31.58) in the meet against Akron
  • Helped Ohio State defeat Denison by winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.07)
  • Garners her first career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Amy Fulmer (Nov. 3, 2021)

Women’s Diver of the Week
Mackenzie Crawford, Ohio State
Jr. – Ypsilanti, Mich. – Milan (Mich.)

  • Won the three-meter dive (350.85) in Ohio State’s meet at Akron, setting a new pool record at the Oliver J. Osasek Natatorium in Akron, Ohio
  • Captured the one-meter diving event title against Denison with a score of 331.13
  • Secured NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both wins
  • Earns her second career Diver of the Week honor and her first of the season
  • Last Ohio State Women’s Diver of the Week: Mackenzie Crawford (Jan. 20, 2021)

Women’s Freshman of the Week
Sofia Lobova, Rutgers
Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Gymnasium 11in Krasnoyarsk (Russia)

  • Earned two wins and recorded season-best times in all four of her events at Princeton
  • Won the 50-yard freestyle (22.97), marking the fifth-fastest time in program history
  • Touched first in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.95 to record the fourth-fastest time in the event in Rutgers history
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Rutgers Women’s Freshman of the Week: Sofia Chichaikina (Nov. 20, 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

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

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