Michigan State and Purdue Claim Men's Swimming and Diving Awards

Purdue's Layne Rogers was named Diver and Freshman of the Week.

Oct. 23, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Swimmer of the Week
Bryan Williams, Michigan State
Jr. – Troy, Mich. – Avondale 

  • Posted two first- and two second-place finishes in Michigan State’s meet against Iowa last weekend
  • Placed first in the 100-yard butterfly (48.19) and 200-yard butterfly (1:49.34) and second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.78) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:04.60)
  • His time in the 100-yard butterfly was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career and first this season
  • Last Michigan State Swimmer of the Week: Bryan Williams (Dec. 13, 2011)

Diver and Freshman of the Week
Layne Rogers, Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. – Harrison  

  • Won all four diving events he competed in last weekend
  • Placed first in the 1-meter (354.08) and 3-meter (357.30) diving events against Miami (OH)
  • Recorded first-placed finishes in the 1-meter (368.45) and 3-meter (381.45) diving events at the Indiana Intercollegiates
  • All four event scores are NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks
  • Earns the first weekly awards of his career
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Jamie Bissett (Jan. 17, 2012)
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Guillermo Blanco (Jan. 31, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver 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