Ohio State and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Swimming and Diving Plaudits
Jan. 10, 2018


Swimmer of the Week 
Michael Salazar, Ohio State
Jr. – El Cajon, Calif. – Valhalla
• Placed first in the 100 (47.62) and second in the 200 butterfly (1:48.82) versus Kentucky
• Recorded an NCAA B Standard qualifying time in the 100 butterfly
• Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Swimmer of the Week: Matt McHugh (Nov. 25, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Nikola Bjelajac, Ohio State
Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Placed first in the 50 (20.63) and 100 freestyle (46.26) versus Hawai’i
• Helped the Boilermakers defeat Hawai’i 178-84
• Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Ryan Lawrence (Oct. 18, 2017)

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 4
S: Jacob Montague, So., MICH
D: Jake Herremans, So., MICH
F: Ross Todd, MICH

Oct. 11
S: Joe Myhre, So., IOWA
D/F: Anton Hoherz, IOWA

Oct. 18
S: Kaelan Freund, So., PSU
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ryan Lawrence, PUR

Oct. 25
S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ricardo Vargas, MICH

Nov. 1
S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Paul DeLakis, OSU

Nov. 8
S: Conner McHugh, Sr., MINN
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Matt Novinski, WIS

Nov. 15
S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Christo Law, Jr., OSU
F: Guy Moskovich, MSU

Nov. 21
S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Brandon Loschiavo, So., PUR
F: Bruno Blaskovic, IND

Dec. 6
S: Felix Auböck, So., MICH
D: Ross Todd, Fr., MICH
F: Daniel Swanepoel, IOWA

Jan. 10
S: Michael Salazar, Jr., OSU
F: Nikola Bjelajac, PUR