Michigan and Minnesota Pick Up Men's Swimming and Diving Awards

Minnesota's Mikey Ross was named Diver of the Week.

Minnesota's Mikey Ross was named Diver of the Week.

Feb. 12, 2013

Swimmer of the Week
Miguel Ortiz, Michigan
Sr. – Tokyo, Japan – St. Mary’s International 

  • Posted first-place finishes in all three of his events in No. 2 Michigan’s dual meet victory over Michigan State last week
  • Placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (47.48), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.21) and 200-yard medley relay (1:29.74)
  • His time in the 100-yard backstroke was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Set pool records in each of his races
  • Earns the sixth weekly award of his career and fourth of the season
  • Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Zach Turk (Feb. 5, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Mikey Ross, Minnesota
Sr. – Wilmette, Ill. – New Trier 

  • Placed first in the three-meter (421.80) and platform (367.85) diving events at the Minnesota Challenge last weekend
  • Both of his scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • His score on the three-meter was a season best
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career and second this season
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Mikey Ross (Dec. 4, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Anders Lie Nielsen, Michigan
Vanloese, Denmark 

  • Posted one first-place finish and one second-place effort as an individual in No. 2 Michigan’s dual meet win over Michigan State last weekend
  • Finished first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:22.23) and second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.07)
  • His time in the 500-yard freestyle was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Anders Lie Nielsen (Feb. 5, 2013)

 

 

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