Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State Collect Men's Swimming and Diving Awards

Minnesota's Greg Norsten was named Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota's Greg Norsten was named Freshman of the Week.

Jan. 29, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer of the Week
Sean Grier, Penn State
Jr. – Hummelstown, Pa. – Hershey 

  • Posted three first-place finishes and one second-place effort in Penn State’s defeat of Navy last weekend
  • Placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (48.32), 100-yard butterfly (47.98) and 200-yard medley relay (1:28.20) and second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.66)
  • His times in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly broke pool records and were NCAA provisional qualifying marks
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Sean Grier (Feb. 7, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Shane Miszkiel, Ohio State
Jr. – Victoria, B.C. – Claremont Secondary School   

  • Placed first in the one-meter (406.50) and three-meter (420.98) diving events last weekend
  • Both of his scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Helped the No. 10 Buckeyes to a dual meet win against Cincinnati
  • Earns the seventh weekly award of his career and fifth of the season
  • Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Shane Miszkiel (Jan. 15, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Greg Norsten, Minnesota
Woodbury, Minn. – Woodbury

  • Posted first-place finishes in both of his events last weekend
  • Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.20) and 200-yard individual medley (1:55.28)
  • Helped the Golden Gophers to a dual meet victory over North Dakota
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Logan Redondo (Jan. 15, 2013)

2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week



Oct. 2         S: Connor Jaeger, Jr., MICH
                   D: Jack Lee, Jr., MICH
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Oct. 9         S: Richard Funk, So., MICH
                   D: Jordan Lesser, So., MINN
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Oct. 16       S: Dan Lester, Sr., WIS
                   D: Logan Knauss, Fr., WIS
                   F: John Bushman, WIS

Oct. 23       S: Bryan Williams, Jr., MSU
                   D: Layne Rogers, Fr., PUR
                   F: Layne Rogers, PUR

Oct. 30       S: Miguel Ortiz, Sr., MICH
                   D: Shane Miszkiel, Jr., OSU
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Nov. 6        S: Kyler Van Swol, Jr., MINN
                   D: Shane Miszkiel, Jr., OSU
                   F: Roman Trussov, IOWA

Nov. 13       S: Michael Weiss, Sr., WIS
                   D: Shane Miszkiel, Jr., OSU
                   F: Shane Ryan, PSU

Nov. 20       S: Charlie Rimkus, Sr., NU
                   D: Darian Schmidt, Jr., IND
                   F: Shane Ryan, PSU
                   F: Layne Rogers, PUR

Dec. 4        S: Miguel Ortiz, Sr., MICH
                   S: Jason Schnur, Sr., OSU
                   D: Mikey Ross, Sr., MINN
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Dec. 26       S: Danny Conway, Fr., PUR
                   D: No selection
                   F: Danny Conway, PUR

Jan. 8         S: Sean Fletcher, Sr., MICH
                   D: James Ross, Jr., MICH
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Jan. 15       S: Danny Tucker, Jr., PUR
                   D: Shane Miszkiel, Jr., OSU
                   F: Logan Redondo, MINN
                   F: Layne Rogers, PUR

Jan. 22       S: Miguel Ortiz, Sr., MICH
                   D: Darian Schmidt, Jr., IND
                   F: Dylan Bosch, MICH

Jan. 29       S: Sean Grier, Jr., PSU
                   D: Shane Miszkiel, Jr., OSU
                   F: Greg Norsten, MINN