Big Ten Announces First Swimming and Diving Honors of 2009
Jan. 13, 2009
Swimmer of the Week
Tyler Clary, Michigan
Clary earned two first-place finishes in a winning effort against both No. 6 Tennessee and No. 14 Indiana in a double-dual meet this past Saturday. In the 200-yard backstroke, Clary was the leader at every 25-yard split, eventually touching the wall at 1:42.36. His 200 individual medley time of 1:45.73 bettered the second-place competitor’s result by more the five seconds. Both times earned NCAA ‘B’ cut consideration. The sophomore is honored with his third career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award.
Last MICH SOW: Matt Patton (12/9/08)
Diver of the Week
Burkley Showe, Ohio State
Showe guided the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 186.5-99.5 victory over Wright State this past Friday. The junior diver amassed 399.23 points off the one-meter board, crushing the second-place finisher by over 70 points. From the three-meter, Showe totaled 429.23 points to complete the springboard sweep. Both of his performances qualify him for the NCAA Zone Diving meet. The Worthington, Ohio, native garners his second career weekly honor.
Last OSU DOW: Wes Weiser (1/15/08)
David Boudia, Purdue
Earning his fifth Big Ten Diver of the Week award this season, Boudia ties Josh Trexler (MICH) Marc Carlton (IND) and Adam Pierce (PSU) for most awards in a single season. Boudia’s three-meter mark of 470.47 won the event by over 200 points in a tri-meet with Florida Atlantic and Iowa. Off the one-meter board, the freshman claimed victory with a score of 354.22. Both point totals exceeded the NCAA consideration standard.
Last PUR DOW: David Boudia (12/9/08)