Indiana, Michigan and Purdue Take Home Weekly Honors
Jan. 20, 2009
Co-Swimmers of the Week
Matt Lenton, Indiana
Lenton helped his Hoosier squad to a pair of dual meet victories over Ohio State and Missouri this past weekend, racking up wins in all of his events, including three NCAA times. In the 50-yard freestyle, the senior broke his own school record, touching the wall at 19.82. However Lenton torched that time on the opening leg of the 200 freestyle relay, clocking a new Indiana record of 19.45 in the split and helping his team set the all-time school mark at 1:18.20. The Perth, Australia, native also dominated the 100 freestyle, posting a 44.11 and was also part of the winning 200 medley relay team that hit 1:28.18. Lenton garners his first Big Ten weekly award.
Last IND SOW: Aaron Opell (10/28/08)
Bobby Savulich, Michigan
Savulich piloted the Wolverines as they picked up the SMU Invitational crown this past Saturday. The senior exceeded NCAA consideration marks in four events, including three relays. Savulich’s 100-yard freestyle clocked in at 43.53, while his work on the 200 medley relay helped post a 1:28.15. The Edison, N.J., native swam the leadoff leg on the winning 200 and 800 freestyle relays which touched the wall at 1:20.09 and 6:24.33, respectively. Savulich takes home his second career Big Ten Swimmer of the Week laurel.
Last MICH SOW: Tyler Clary (1/13/09)
Diver of the Week
David Boudia, Purdue
Collecting his sixth award of the season, Boudia becomes the Big Ten’s single-season leader in Diver of the Week accolades. The freshman swept the springboard events for the sixth-consecutive meet in a road victory against Michigan State this past Saturday. His first-place one- and three-meter scores of 380.02 and 447.45, respectively, earned NCAA consideration. The 2008 Olympian has won 13 straight diving competitions.
Last PUR DOW: David Boudia (1/13/09)