Wisconsin’s Benson, Bacon Named Big Ten Swimmers of the Week

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October 27th, 2021 Big Ten, College, News

Courtesy: Big Ten Conference

Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Andrew Benson, Wisconsin

So. – Newmarket N.H. – Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)

  • Helped lead the Badgers to wins over Arizona (195-119) and Hawaii (252-62)
  • Won two individual events and was a part of four winning relays during the two meets
  • Touched first in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle with times of 19.84 and 43.49, respectively
  • Earned an NCAA B-cut time in the 50-yard freestyle (19.84)
  • Garners his first career Swimmer of the Week award; was also named Freshman of the Week on Jan. 27, 2021
  • Last Wisconsin Men’s Swimmer of the Week: MJ Mao (Jan. 9, 2019)

Men’s Diver of the Week and Freshman of the Week

Tyler Downs, Purdue

Fr. – Ballwin, Mo. – Laurel Springs

  • Swept the diving events in Purdue’s meet against Notre Dame
  • Registered NCAA Zone qualifying scores by more than 100 points in both the one-meter (401.40) and the three-meter (431.70)
  • Claimed the one-meter title by 75 points and the three-meter crown by 59 points
  • Earns the first Diver of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors of his career
  • Last Purdue Men’s Diver of the Week: Greg Duncan (Feb. 5, 2020)
  • Last Purdue Men’s Freshman of the Week: Michael Juengel (Nov. 27, 2019)

Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin

So. – Bethesda, Md.

  • The 2021 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and NCAA 200-yard Backstroke Champion won three individual events and was a part of two winning relay teams in the Badgers’ two wins over Arizona and Hawaii
  • Touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (54.00), 200-yard backstroke (1:57.19) and 200-yard individual medley (2:01.39)
  • Helped Wisconsin capture first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay
  • Garners her third career Swimmer of the Week award; was named Swimmer of the Week and Freshman of the Week twice in 2021
  • Last Wisconsin Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Phoebe Bacon (Feb. 10, 2021)

Women’s Diver of the Week

Sara Troyer, Nebraska

Sr. – Goshen, Ind. – Northridge (IN)

  • Helped Nebraska defeat Iowa 193-59
  • Won the three-meter dive with an NCAA Zone qualifying score of 337.73
  • Earns the first Diver of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Nebraska Women’s Diver of the Week: Abi Knapton (Jan. 9, 2019)

Women’s Freshman of the Week

Beatriz Padron, Nebraska

Belen, Costa Rica – Saint Paul College (Costa Rica)

  • In her Big Ten debut, touched first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 154:01
  • Helped Nebraska win the 400-yard freestyle relay (TIME)
  • Finished in second place in the 100-yard butterfly (57.12)
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor of her career
  • Last Nebraska Women’s Freshman of the Week: Jordan Ehly (Dec. 16, 2014)

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

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

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