Nov. 3, 2009
The conference office announced on Tuesday the fourth weekly men’s swimming and diving awards for meets through Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Indiana’s Titus Knight collected his second swimming honor in as many weeks while Minnesota’s Drew Brown and Wisconsin’s Michael Ross split the weekly diving award.
Men’s Swimmer of the Week:
Titus Knight, Indiana
Jr. - Austin, Texas - James Bowie
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Titus Knight found himself in familiar waters during Friday’s dual meet against the highly-touted Longhorns. Although Texas would eventually prevail with a favorable score of 170-140, Knight contributed four top-two finishes, including an NCAA qualifying mark for his Hoosier squad. Knight continued his win streak in the 200 free, posting an NCAA B cut of 1:37.91 in the process. In the 100 and 500 free, he touched the wall in 45.24 and 4:33.13, respectively -- good enough for a pair of second-place finishes. Knight then closed the day by teaming up with Ante Zoricic, Bryan Chovanec and Tyler Shedron to clock a winning time of 1:22.45 in the 200 freestyle relay. This is the second-consecutive weekly award for Knight, who collected his first laurel a week ago.
Last Indiana Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Titus Knight (Oct. 27, 2009)
Men’s Co-Divers of the Week:
Drew Brown, Minnesota
Jr. - Centennial, Colo. – Grandview
Minnesota’s Drew Brown garners his first weekly diving honor after aiding his squad to a dual meet victory over Wisconsin on Friday night. The Centennial, Colo., native posted NCAA Zone qualifying scores on both springboards while collecting a pair of top-three finishes. Brown began the meet in dominating fashion, cruising to a win on the three-meter board with a tally of 372.90 to better the competition by more than 25 points. He then notched a score of 310.58 in the one-meter event, good enough for third place. For his performance, Brown returns the weekly diving award to Minnesota for the first time since November of 2007.
Last Minnesota Men’s Diver of the Week: Cole Young (Nov. 13, 2007)
Michael Ross, Wisconsin
Fr. - Wilmette, Ill. - New Trier
Michael Ross scored his first-ever win in taking the one-meter diving competition for the Badgers Friday against Minnesota. The freshman scored an NCAA qualifying mark of 326.93 to hold off teammate Caleb Percevecz on the one-meter board. He then followed that performance with another NCAA qualifying score in the three-meter competition, tallying 334.95 points to finish third and help the Badgers grab three of the top four spots in the event.
Last Wisconsin Men’s Diver of the Week: Caleb Percevecz (Oct. 13, 2009)