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

Daryl Turner

Oct. 22, 2013

Swimmer of the Week
John Hauser, Penn State
Sr. – Pottstown, Pa. – St. Pius X

  • Placed first in the 50-yard freestyle (20:14), 100-yard freestyle (44.39) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:01.79) in Penn State’s dual meet against West Virginia in University Park, Pa., on Oct. 18
  • His 50-yard freestyle time was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Set the McCoy Natatorium record in the 50-yard freestyle
  • Trio of first-place finishes helped the Nittany Lions post a 153-129 victory over the Mountaineers
  • Earned his first Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Sean Grier (Jan. 29, 2013)

Diver of the Week
Jamie Bissett, Purdue
Jr. – Ottawa, Ontario – Sir Robert Borden

  • Placed first in the one-meter (375.68) and three-meter (342.22) diving competitions against Miami (Ohio) in Oxford, Ohio on Oct. 18
  • Both dives met NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Posted a personal-best score on the one-meter platform
  • Earned his second-career Diver of the Week honor and third Big Ten weekly plaudit
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Layne Rogers (Oct. 23, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Daryl Turner, Minnesota
Fr. – Aurora, Colo. – Cherry Creek High School

  • Placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.98), 200-yard medley relay (1:29.94), 400-yard medley relay (3:19.81) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:59.93), and second in the 50-yard freestyle (20.76) and 100-yard backstroke (48.83) in a dual meet against Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., from Oct. 18-19
  • Helped lead the Golden Gophers to a 220-150 win over the Badgers
  • Earned his first-career Freshman of the Week honor and second Big Ten weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Greg Norsten (Jane. 29, 2013) 



2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week

Oct. 1   
S: Bruno Ortiz, Jr., MICH
D: James Ross, Jr., MICH
F: Nick Zito, Fr., IOWA

Oct. 8   
S: Daryl Turner, Fr., MINN
D: Manny Pollard, So., MINN
F: Brett Pinfold, Fr., WIS

Oct. 15 
S: John Wojciechowski, Sr., MICH
D: Darian Schmidt, Sr., IND
F: Steffen Hillmer, Fr., OSU

Oct. 22 
S: John Hauser, Sr., PSU
D: Jamie Bissett, Jr., PUR
F: Daryl Turner, Fr., MINN