Oct. 27, 2009
The conference office announced on Tuesday the third weekly men’s swimming and diving awards for the 2009 season. Indiana’s Titus Knight was tabbed swimmer of the week and Iowa’s Frank Van Dijkhuizen collected his sixth career weekly diving honor.
Men’s Swimmer of the Week:
Titus Knight, Indiana
Jr. - Austin, Texas - James Bowie
Titus Knight picked up wins in each of his three individual events and anchored the winning 200 medley relay team to help lead Indiana to a 167-131 dual meet win at Northwestern on Friday. Knight touched the wall first in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.30. He added a second win with a time of 45.44 in the 100 free, and finished with a winning time of 4:31.12 in the 500 free. Knight closed the meet by anchoring the winning 200 free relay team with a time of 1:22.60. This is the first weekly award for Knight’s career.
Last Indiana Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Matt Lenton (Jan. 20, 2009)
Men’s Diver of the Week:
Frank Van Dijkhuizen, Iowa
Sr. - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Willem Blaeu College
Frank Van Dijkhuizen garners his sixth career weekly laurel and first of the 2009 season, after capturing three top finishes to lead Iowa to a pair of victories over two meets last week. During Friday’s double-dual meet against Michigan State and Wisconsin Milwaukee, Van Dijkhuizen posted scores of 319.30 and 379.30 off the one-meter and three-meter boards, respectively, to claim top honors and achieve NCAA qualifying marks in each event. The Amsterdam, Netherlands native then followed that stellar performance by winning the one-meter competition and claiming runner-up honors in the three-meter as Iowa defeated Missouri State 188.5-109.5 on Saturday. The Hawkeye senior bested his previous one-meter mark with a score of 331.95 to champion the event while posting a 313.65 in the three-meter event.
Last Iowa Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Frank Van Dijkhuizen (Jan. 27, 2009)