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2013-14 Men's Swimming & Diving Season in Review

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The Big Ten men's swimming & diving season concluded at the NCAA Championships on March 29 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, as Michigan swam to a fourth-place finish. The Wolverines also took home their fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship this season, earning 889 points at the conference meet.

NCAA Championships Central: The Big Ten men's swimming & diving season concluded with 11 top-ten finishes on the final day of the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas, including two national crowns. Michigan's Connor Jaeger and Dylan Bosch both won the national title in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:29.27) and 200-yard butterfly (1:39.33), respectively. The Wolverines placed fourth overall with 310 points throughout the three-day event, followed by Indiana in 10th place with 141 points, Penn State in 17th place with 63 points and Ohio State in 18th place with 54 points. Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin also received points at the event. For full coverage of the meet, click here.

NCAA Championships Qualifiers: Forty-six Big Ten student-athletes from nine men's swimming & diving schools represented the conference at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, from March 27-29. The complete list of Big Ten qualifiers can be found here.

Bring Home the Hardware: The Big Ten announced the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Year awards following the NCAA Championships, as voted on by the conference coaches. Michigan's Connor Jaeger was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, while Indiana's Darian Schmidt was tabbed the Big Ten Diver of the Year. Both recipients earned the honor for the second consecutive year. For the complete release, click here.

We Are the Champions: Michigan captured the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championship, which were held at the Donald B. Canham Natatorium on the campus of Michigan. The title marks the Wolverines' fourth consecutive crown and 38th overall. Michigan compiled 889 points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 564 points and Ohio State was third with 515 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 378 points, while Penn State recorded 349.5 points to finish fifth. For more on the Big Ten Championships, click here and here.

And the Awards Go To: Following the conclusion of the Big Ten Championships, Michigan head coach Mike Bottom picked up Swimming Coach of the Year laurels for the fourth consecutive year. Penn State's Shane Ryan was named the Swimmer of the Championships, while Indiana's Darian Schmidt was tabbed the Diver of the Championships. Minnesota's Jakub Maly was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Indiana diving coach Drew Johansen was named the Diving Coach of the Year. For more on the awards and a complete list of All-Big Ten honorees, click here.

Academic Excellence: On March 26, the conference recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 143 men's swimmers and divers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The list of swimmers included 76 repeat winners, including 44 two-time honorees and 32 three-time honorees. To read more on the Academic All-Conference team, click here.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 23

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At least 579 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have been a part of teams that have won Big Ten Championships, including at least 44 who won conference titles all four years they competed. Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won four straight crowns in the sports of men's basketball, men's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis, men's track & field and wrestling.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 19

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At least twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Illinois' Robert E. Richards (1947, track & field), Indiana's Steve Alford (1987, basketball), Jim Montgomery (1977, swimming), Ken Sitzberger (1967, diving) and Michelle Venturella (1995, softball), Iowa's Ed Banach (1983, wrestling) and Charles Darling (1952, basketball), Michigan's Mike Barrowman (1991, swimming), Brent Lang (1990, swimming) and Davis Tarwater (2006, swimming), Minnesota's Bill Baker (1979, hockey) and Jack McCartan (1958, hockey), Northwestern's Ralph Breyer (1925, swimming) and Harold Osborn (1915, track & field), Ohio State's Bruce Ira Harlan (1950, diving), Bill Hosket (1968, basketball), Jerry Lucas (1963, basketball), Sarah Josephson (1985, synchronized swimming), Katie Smith (1996, basketball) and Harry Dwight Steel (1924, wrestling) and Wisconsin's Carla MacLeod (2005, ice hockey). 

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 143 men's swimmers and divers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of players included 76 repeat winners, including 44 two-time honorees and 32 three-time honorees. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten men's swimmers and divers is below.

George Andrews, IND (3)
Ian Boggs, IND (2)
Curtis Goss, IND
Andrew Hull, IND
Mike Hurley, IND (2)
Tanner Kurz, IND
Cody Miller, IND (2)
Michael Mohler, IND (3)
Bryce Ogden, IND
Joe Powell, IND (2)
Eric Ress, IND (3)
Steve Schmuh, IND (2)
Grayson Smith, IND
John Winck, IND
Manuel Belzer, IOWA (3)
Addison Boshult, IOWA
Matthew Boyd, IOWA
David Ernstsson, IOWA
Charles Holliday, IOWA
Maverick Hovey, IOWA
Mike Nelson, IOWA
Tyler Nichols, IOWA
Kyle Noser, IOWA (3)
Andrew Parker, IOWA
Dustin Rhoads, IOWA (3)
Luke Snow, IOWA
Hassaan Abdel Khalik, MICH (3)
Kevin Bain, MICH (2)
Dylan Bosch, MICH
Peter Brumm, MICH
Kyle Duckitt, MICH (3)
Richard Funk, MICH (2)
Justin Glanda, MICH
Connor Jaeger, MICH (3)
Ryutaro Kamyia, MICH
Zach Kelch, MICH (3)
Nick Killeen, MICH
Dan Miller, MICH (2)
David Moore, MICH (3)
Bruno Ortiz, MICH (2)
Henry Parker, MICH
Jeremy Raisky, MICH
Will Raynor, MICH
Nate Rietberg, MICH (2)
James Ross, MICH (2)
Sean Ryan, MICH (2)
Paul Soley, MICH
John Wojciechowski, MICH (3)
Jake Austermann, MSU (3)
Eric Chisholm, MSU
Jacob Cook, MSU
Pat Falconer, MSU (3)
Drew Goins, MSU (3)
Nick Grider, MSU (2)
Adam Marsh, MSU
Charles Mauer, MSU
Nick McGowan, MSU (3)
Rob McGowan, MSU (2)
Nick Roberts, MSU (3)
Sam Schulze, MSU (3)
Michael Uggeri, MSU (3)
Bryan Williams, MSU (2)
David Zoltowski, MSU (2)
Benjamin Bravence, MINN
Alejandro Cisneros, MINN
Jason Hartbarger, MINN
Christopher Johnson, MINN
Erik Larsen, MINN (2)
Garin Marlow, MINN (2)
Ryan Miksch, MINN
Carl Newenhouse, MINN (2)
Emanuel Pollard, MINN
Logan Redondo, MINN
Derek Toomey, MINN (3)
Sandy Whitaker, MINN (2)
John Andrade, NU
Uula Auren, NU (2)
Van Donkergoed, NU
Brien Gerber, NU (3)
Ross McAuliffe, NU
Nick Pinkerton, NU (3)
Will Rosler, NU (2)
Aaron Sears, NU
Andrew Seitz, NU (2)
Tim Smith, NU (3)
Chase Stephens, NU (3)
Matt Wilcox, NU (2)
Jordan Wilimovsky, NU
Ian Betts, OSU (2)
Andrew Braun, OSU
Ryan Bubb, OSU
Keller Callahan, OSU
Chris Cowley, OSU (2)
Chris DePietro, OSU
Daniel DiSalle, OSU
Michael DiSalle, OSU (2)
Dmitry Dolgov, OSU (2)
Michael Gallagher, OSU (3)
Tamas Gercsak, OSU (2)
Peter Lyon, OSU
DJ MacDonald, OSU (2)
Connor McDonald, OSU
Alex Miller, OSU (2)
Jovan Mitrovic, OSU
Sean Monahan, OSU
Ray Osterhage, OSU (2)
Dominic Pecze, OSU (2)
Tyler Stevenson, OSU
David Stone, OSU
Garrett Trebilcock, OSU (3)
Gavin Trebilcock, OSU (2)
Rowan Williams, OSU (2)
Gunnar Wolfe, OSU
John Zucca, OSU (2)
Nicholas Ankosko, PSU
Shane Austin, PSU (2)
Jonathan Ekstrom, PSU (2)
Peter Fittin, PSU
Matthew Grillo, PSU
Scott Heil, PSU
Lucas Kachurick, PSU
Kyle Madley, PSU
Matthew Salig, PSU (3)
Nathaniel Savoy, PSU (2)
Timothy Schenkel, PSU (2)
Jonathan Seiferth, PSU
Andrew Sideras, PSU (3)
Collin Baker, PUR
Evan Barta, PUR
Jamie Bissett, PUR (2)
Matt Friede, PUR (3)
Eduard Galdeano, PUR (3)
Manuel Gutierrez, PUR (2)
Nate Hopkins, PUR
Bo Ilgenfritz, PUR
Jacob McGough, PUR (3)
Jan Karel Petric, PUR (2)
Jim Riegger, PUR
Jes Stephens, PUR
Luke Trimmer, PUR (3)
Nicholas Caldwell, WIS
Ryan O'Donnell, WIS
Drew teDuits, WIS (2)

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 15

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At least 632 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have also earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including 308 three-time and 80 four-time honorees. Football has the most Academic All-Big Ten selections (132), followed by track & field (84), swimming & diving (69), basketball (61), tennis (37), gymnastics (35), cross country (34), soccer (32) and volleyball (30).

Men's Swimming & Diving NCAA Championship Qualifiers

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The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Committee announced Tuesday the participants in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. The championships will be held March 27-29 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. A list of 39 Big Ten men's qualifiers, including event and time, can be found below.

INDIANA
Cody Miller
  
200-yard individual medley (1:43.40)
100-yard breaststroke (51.99 seconds)
200-yard breaststroke (1:52.58)
Eric Ress  
200-yard individual medley (1:42.95)
100-yard backstroke (45.25 seconds)
200-yard backstroke (1:38.89)
Stephen Schmuhl 
200-yard individual medley (1:42.05)
400-yard individual medley (3:43.55)
200-yard butterfly (1:43.33)
James Wells  
100-yard backstroke (46.21 seconds)
200-yard backstroke (1:41.33

IOWA
Dustin Rhoads
  
100-yard backstroke (46.53 seconds)

MICHIGAN
Hassaan Abdel Khalik
 
500-yard freestyle (4:15.11)
200-yard freestyle (1:34.71)
Dylan Bosch  
200-yard individual medley (1:41.66)
400-yard individual medley (3:39.07)
200-yard butterfly (1:40.37)
Peter Brumm  
100-yard butterfly (46.28 seconds)
Richard Funk  
100-yard breaststroke (51.75 seconds)
200-yard breaststroke (1:53.49)
Justin Glanda  
200-yard freestyle (1:33.98)
Connor Jaeger  
500-yard freestyle (4:12.52)
1,650-yard freestyle (14:34.19)
Ryutaro Kamiya  
400-yard individual medley (3:44.11)
200-yard backstroke (1:42.17)
Anders Nielsen  
500-yard freestyle (4:14.66)
200-yard freestyle (1:33.52)
1,650-yard freestyle (14:47.88)
Bruno Ortiz  
50-yard freestyle (19.46 seconds)
100-yard breaststroke (51.92 seconds)
100-yard freestyle (42.67 seconds)
Sean Ryan  
500-yard freestyle (4:16.13)
1,650-yard freestyle (14:58.27)
Kyle Whitaker  
200-yard individual medley (1:41.14)
400-yard individual medley (3:38.51)
200-yard butterfly (1:41.90)
John Wojciechowski 
100-yard butterfly (46.25 seconds)
Michael Wynalda 
500-yard freestyle (4:13.91)
200-yard freestyle (1:32.14)

MINNESOTA
Jakub Maly
  
400-yard individual medley (3:44.85)
Clayton Smith  
1,650-yard freestyle (14:56.18)
Derek Toomey  
50-yard freestyle (19.05 seconds)
100-yard freestyle (42.42 seconds)
Kyler Van Swol  
100-yard butterfly (46.16 seconds)

NORTHWESTERN
Jordan Wilimovsky
 
1,650-yard freestyle (14:42.99)

OHIO STATE
Michael Disalle
  
200-yard freestyle (1:33.51)
100-yard freestyle (42.95 seconds)
Joshua Fleagle  
200-yard freestyle (1:34.14)
Tamas Gercsak  
400-yard inidivdual medley (3:44.98)
Connor McDonald 
100-yard backstroke (46.57 seconds)
200-yard backstroke (1:40.74)
Matt McHugh  
100-yard butterfly (46.20 seconds)
Tim Phillips  
100-yard butterfly (45.57 seconds)
Garrett Trebilcock 
100-yard backstroke (45.92 seconds)
Steven Zimmerman  
200-yard backstroke (1:41.66)

PENN STATE
Nicholas Ankosko
 
500-yard freestyle (4:17.65)
Shane Ryan  
50-yard freestyle (19.36 seconds)
100-yard backstroke (45.13 seconds)
100-yard freestyle (42.08 seconds)
Nathaniel Savoy  
100-yard backstroke (45.61 seconds)
200-yard backstroke (1:41.23)

PURDUE
Guillermo Blanco
 
400-yard individual medley (3:44.32)
Lyam Dias  
100-yard breaststroke (52.49 seconds)
200-yard breaststroke (1:53.06)

WISCONSIN
Nicholas Caldwell
 
500-yard freestyle (4:15.81)
200-yard freestyle (1:34.10)
1,650-yard freestyle (15:02.16)
Nicholas Schafer 
100-yard breaststroke (52.88 seconds)
200-yard breaststroke (1:55.12)
Andrew teDuits  
100-yard backstroke (46.40 seconds)
200-yard backstroke (1:39.84)

Three former Big Ten student-athletes have been tabbed as finalists for the 2014 James E. Sullivan Award, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) announced on Monday. Kelsey Robinson (Nebraska-volleyball), John Urschel (Penn State-football) and David Boudia (Purdue-diving) are three of the 19 nominees for the award that honors the nation's outstanding amateur athlete. The Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 and is based on character, leadership and sportsmanship.

A public vote will account for one-third of the athlete's overall score, to vote click here. Voting will remain open until March 23 at 11:59 ET. Three finalists will be named no later than March 28 and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 11 at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlanda, Fla.


Six Teams Appear in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Six Big Ten men's swimming & diving squads appear in the latest NCAA Top 25 poll. Michigan leads the way for the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 4 Ohio State. Indiana checks in at No. 7, followed by No. 11 Minnesota. Purdue and Penn State are ranked No. 23 and No. 24, respectively.

For the complete poll, click here.

Men's Swimming & Diving Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7
Western Illinois at #25 IOWA - 7 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at Milwaukee - All Day

Feb. 7-8
#14 MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge (Minneapolis) - All Day

Saturday, Feb. 8
#17 PURDUE at #8 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET (Meet will air on BTN)
MICHIGAN STATE at #1 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at Green Bay - All Day

Feb. 8-9
#9 OHIO STATE, #23 PENN STATE at Ohio State Winter Invite (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day

Men's Swimming & Diving Schedule

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Jan. 31
#7 Louisville at #8 INDIANA - 5 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at Milwaukee - 6 p.m. ET
West Virginia at #9 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

Jan. 31-Feb. 1
#25 IOWA at Shamrock Invitational (South Bend, Ind.) - All Day
#14 MINNESOTA, #17 PURDUE, WISCONSIN at Big Ten Triple Duals (West Lafayette, Ind.) - 6 p.m./noon ET

Feb. 1
#1 MICHIGAN at #9 OHIO STATE - 11 a.m. ET
St. Bonaventure, Towson at #23 PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET