Minnesota Takes Home Men's Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Minnesota's Kyler Van Swol (pictured) has been named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week, while the Gophers' CJ Smith has earned Freshman of the Week laurels.

Jan. 3, 2012


Swimmer of the Week
Kyler Van Swol, Minnesota
So. - Frankfort, Ill. - Lincoln-Way North 

  • Recorded four first-place finishes in the 200 medley relay (1:33.18), 100 butterfly (49.06), 200 butterfly (1:50.26) and 200 freestyle relay (1:21.50) against Hawai'i
  • The 200-yard freestyle relay time is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Earns his second weekly award of the season and of his career
  • Last Minnesota Swimmer of the Week: Kyler Van Swol (Nov. 15, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
CJ Smith, Minnesota
Wilmette, Ill. - New Trier

  • Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:32.26) and 1,650-yard freestyle (15:36.55) in Minnesota's win against Hawaii
  • Finished fourth as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team with a time of 1:26.59
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: N/A