Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Swimming and Diving Plaudits

Jan. 25, 2017

Swimmer of the Week
Shane Ryan, Penn State
Sr. - Havertown, Pa. - Haverford

  • Won three individual events for Penn State against Navy, breaking his own McCoy Natatorium record in the 100-yard freestyle by touching in 42.99 seconds
  • Touched first in the 50-yard freestyle (19.76), 100-yard freestyle (42.99) and the 100-yard butterfly (48.01)
  • Contributed to a first-place mark in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:59.83), swimming the final leg to secure the come-from-behind victory and close out the meet
  • Recorded NCAA B-cut qualifying times in all three of his individual events
  • Earns his eighth career Swimmer of the Week honor 
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Shane Ryan (Jan. 18, 2017)

Diver of the Week
Steele Johnson, Purdue
So. - Carmel, Ind. - Laurel Springs

  • Swept the diving events in Purdue’s dual meet against Indiana, scoring 393.90 in the one-meter event and 436.60 in the platform event 
  • Averaged 77.20 points per dive in the platform event and 71.40 points per dive on the one-meter springboard
  • The 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his 12th Diver of the Week award 
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Dec. 23, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Kaelan Freund, Penn State
Lethbridge, Alberta - Chinook

  • Recorded four first-place finishes to help Penn State defeat Navy in dual meet action
  • Touched first in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.10), 200-yard breaststroke (2:02.17) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:50.60)
  • Recorded an NCAA B-cut qualifying time in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.10)
  • Contributed to a first-place mark in the 200-yard medley relay with times of 1:29.48
  • Earns his third career Freshman of the Week honor 
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Kaelan Freund (Jan. 18, 2017)

 

 

2016-17 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 5
S: Jack Smith, So., IOWA
D: Brandis Heffner, Sr., IOWA
F: Scott Piper, MSU

Oct. 12
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Hector Garcia Boissier, So., PSU
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Oct. 19
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Matt Barnard, Sr., MINN
F: Justin Temprano, WIS

Oct. 26
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kevin Pomeroy, WIS

Nov. 2
S: Marat Amaltdinov, Jr., PUR
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Nick McDowell, PUR

Nov. 9
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Michael Hixon, Jr., IND

D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Nov. 16
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND
D: James Connor, Jr., IND

D: Colin Zeng, So., OSU
F: Charlie Swanson, MICH

Nov. 23
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kaelan Freund, PSU

Dec. 7
S: Vini Lanza, So., IND
D: Matt Barnard, Sr., MINN
F: Cooper Hodge, WIS

Dec. 23
D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Brandon Loschiavo, PUR

Jan. 4
S: Vinny Tafuto, Sr., MICH
F: Jacob Montague, MICH

Jan. 18
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU

D: Michael Hixon, Jr., IND
F: Kaelan Freund, PSU

Jan. 25
S: Shane Ryan, Sr., PSU

D: Steele Johnson, So., PUR
F: Kaelan Freund, PSU