Indiana, Michigan and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Swimming and Diving Honors
Oct. 25, 2017


Swimmer of the Week 
Blake Pieroni, Indiana
Sr. – Valparaiso, Ind. – Chesterton
• Placed first in six events and set top times in the nation in the 100 freestyle (43.18), 200 freestyle (1:34.10), 400 free relay (2:54.62) and 400 medley relay (3:11.19)
• Recorded an NCAA B Standard qualifying time in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle in Indiana’s dual meet against No. 2 Texas
• Earns his seventh career Swimmer of the Week honor and the first of the season
• Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Blake Pieroni (Feb. 1, 2017)

Diver of the Week
Steele Johnson, Purdue
Jr. – Carmel, Ind. – Laurel Springs
• Swept the diving events against No. 16 South Carolina and posted the top individual springboard scores in the nation this season in both the 1- and 3-meter events
• Recorded NCAA zone qualifying marks in the 1- and 3-meter events scoring 455.03 and 480.53, respectfully
• Earns his fourteenth Diver of the Week award and the second of the season
• Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Oct. 18, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Ricardo Vargas, Michigan
Cuernavaca, Mexico. – Tecnológico de Monterrey
• Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a pool record (8:58.22), took third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.08) and took fifth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.72)
• Recorded an NCAA B Standard time in the 500-yard freestyle
• Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Ross Todd (Oct. 4, 2017)

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

Oct. 25
S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ricardo Vargas, MICH