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

Feb. 8, 2017

Swimmer of the Week
Cannon Clifton, Wisconsin
Sr. - Irving, Texas - The Woodlands

  • Collected three first-place finishes to lift Wisconsin over Green Bay
  • Touched first in the 100-yard freestyle, recording an NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 42.89
  • Contributed to a pair of first-place marks in the 400-yard medley relay (3:10.56) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:19.45)
  • Earns his second career Swimmer of the Week honor 
  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Cannon Clifton (Feb. 10, 2016)

Diver of the Week
Hector Garcia Boissier, Penn State
So. - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain - IES Politecnico Las Palmas

  • Swept the diving events in Penn State’s dual meet victory at Villanova, scoring 405.15 in the one-meter event and 376.65 in the three-meter event
  • Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his second Diver of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Diver of the Week: Hector Garcia Boissier (Oct. 12, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Kaelan Freund, Penn State
Lethbridge, Alberta - Chinook

  • Recorded a pair first-place finishes to help Penn State defeat Villanova in dual meet action
  • Touched first in the 200-yard breaststroke, recording a time of 2:00.88
  • Contributed to a first-place mark in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:24.37
  • Earns his fourth career Freshman of the Week honor 
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Kaelan Freund (Jan. 25, 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

Feb. 1
S: Blake Pieroni, Jr., IND

D: Michael Hixon, Jr., IND
F: Felix Auböck, MICH

Feb. 8
S: Cannon Clifton, Sr., WIS

D: Hector Garcia Boissier, So., PSU
F: Kaelan Freund, PSU