Shane Ryan Earns Big Ten Swimmer Of The Week Honors

by SwimSwam 0

November 23rd, 2016 Big Ten, College

Swimmer of the Week

Shane Ryan, Penn State

Sr. – Havertown, Pa. – Haverford

  • Collected six top-five finishes at the Ohio State Fall Invitational, including first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (19.68), the 100-yard backstroke (46.23) and the 100-yard freestyle (42.49)
  • Ranks among the top 10 in the NCAA in the 100-yard backstroke (2nd), 100-yard freestyle (5th) and 50-yard freestyle (9th) – the only swimmer in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 for all three events
  • Contributed to a second-place mark in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:28.11) and a third-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:12.98)
  • Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times in all three of his individual events
  • Earns his sixth career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Shane Ryan (Nov. 9, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Steele Johnson, Purdue

So. – Carmel, Indiana – Laurel Springs

  • Swept the diving events at the House of Champions Invitational, scoring 428.70 in the one-meter event and 437.15 in the three-meter event
  • Averaged 72.85 points per dive on the three-meter springboard and 71.45 points per dive on the one-meter springboard
  • The 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his 10th Diver of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Nov. 9, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Kaelan Freund, Penn State

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada – Chinook

  • Placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.75) and won the B-final in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.65) at the Ohio State Fall Invitational
  • Recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.75) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.65)
  • Contributed to third- and fifth-place marks in the 400-yard medley relay (3:12.98) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:28.43), respectively
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Hector Garcia Boissier (Nov. 18, 2015)

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

Oct. 26
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kevin Pomeroy, WIS

Nov. 2
S: Marat Amaltdinov, Jr., PUR
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Nick McDowell, PUR

Nov. 9
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Michael Hixon, Jr., IND

D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Nov. 16
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: James Connor, Jr., IND

D: Colin Zeng, So., OSU
F: Charlie Swanson, MICH

Nov. 23
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kaelan Freund, PSU

News courtesy of Big Ten.

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