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

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