Vini Lanza Earns Big Ten Swimmer Of The Week Honor

by SwimSwam 1

December 07th, 2016 Big Ten, College

Swimmer of the Week

Vini Lanza, Indiana

So. – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Colégio Estadual Governador Milton Campos

  • Collected six top-five finishes at AT&T Winter Nationals, including school records and NCAA “A” standard times in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events with times of 45.56 and 1:41.34, respectively
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (1:43.57) and 200-yard butterfly (1:41.34) and took second in the 100-yard butterfly (45.56)
  • Contributed to a trio of first-place marks and NCAA Provisional qualifying times in the 200-yard medley relay (1:25.13), 400-yard medley relay (3:09.51) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:52.93)
  • Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Blake Pieroni (Nov. 16, 2016)

 

Diver of the Week
Matt Barnard, Minnesota

Sr. – Brisbane, Australia – Ormiston College

  • Swept the diving events at AT&T Winter Nationals, scoring 385.45 in the one-meter event and 441.65 in the three-meter event
  • 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 (Oct. 19, 2016)

 

Freshman of the Week

Cooper Hodge, Wisconsin

Cincinnati, Ohio – Archbishop Moeller

  • Placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley (3:53.22) at the Texas Invitational
  • Recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.29)
  • Contributed to a 400-yard medley relay team that took 20th in a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:48.29.
  • Took 26th in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.01) and 32nd in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.40)
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Kevin Pomeroy (Oct. 26, 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

 

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

 

Dec. 7
S: Vini Lanza, So., IND
D: Matt Barnard, Sr., MINN
F: Cooper Hodge, WIS

News courtesy of the Big Ten.

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Mama G

Congratulations Vini!

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