Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Swimming and Diving Honors
Oct. 18, 2017


Swimmer of the Week
Kaelan Freund, Penn State
So. – Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada – Chinook

• Recorded an NCAA B Standard qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke (54.20), the fastest 100 breaststroke time in the nation this season
• Placed first in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.34), as well as the 200 IM (1:49.71) and the 200 medley relay (1:28.91) in Penn State’s dual meet against Virginia
• Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
• Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Shane Ryan (Jan. 25, 2017)

Diver of the Week
Steele Johnson, Purdue
Jr. – Carmel, Ind. – Laurel Springs

• Earned two first place finishes in Purdue’s dual meet at Miami (Ohio)
• Recorded NCAA zone qualifying marks in the 1- and 3-meter events scoring 321.30 and 344.78, respectively
• Earns his 13th Diver of the Week award and the first of the season
• Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Jan. 25, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Ryan Lawrence, Purdue
Birmingham, Mich. – Seaholm

• Place first in all three of his events in the Boilermaker’s dual against Miami (Ohio)
• Won the 50 freestyle in 21.40, and took first in the 200 medley relay (1:32.08) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:05.07)
• Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Brandon Loschiavo (Dec. 23, 2016)

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 4
S: Jacob Montague, So., MICH
D: Jake Herremans, So., MICH
F: Ross Todd, MICH

Oct. 11
S: Joe Myhre, So., IOWA
D/F: Anton Hoherz, IOWA

Oct. 18
S: Kaelan Freund, So., PSU
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ryan Lawrence, PUR