Ohio State Takes Home Men's Swimming and Diving Weekly Laurels

Matt McHugh

Nov. 26, 2013

Swimmer of the Week
Connor McDonald, Ohio State
Jr. – Lake Oswego, Oregon - Jesuit

  • Recorded three first-place finishes at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio
  • Posted NCAA automatic qualifying marks in the 200-yard backstroke (1:40.83) and 200-yard medley relay (1:25.57), and also met NCAA provisional standards in the 100-yard backstroke (46.88), 200-yard individual medley (1:47.77) and 400-yard medley relay (3:11.85)
  • His 200-yard backstroke time set a new school record
  • Collects his first-career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Swimmer of the Week: Jason Schnur (Dec. 4, 2012)

Diver of the Week
Christian Holstein, Ohio State
Sr. – Columbus, Ohio – Upper Arlington

  • Placed first in the three-meter (403.60) and second in the one-meter (371.15) diving competitions at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio
  • Both dives met NCAA Zone Diving standards
  • Helped lead No. 10 Ohio State to a first-place finish among five teams
  • Earns his third-career Diver of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Christian Holstein (Nov. 5, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Matt McHugh, Ohio State
Fr. – West Bend, Wisc. – West Bend

  • Posted an NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the 200-yard medley relay (1:25.57) and met NCAA provisional qualifying standards in the 100-yard butterfly (47.15), 100-yard backstroke (47.98) and 400-yard medley relay (3:11.25) at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio
  • Was part of the 200-yard medley relay that set a new meet record
  • Helped lead the 10th-ranked Buckeyes to a first-place finish in the five-team field, including wins over No. 2 Florida, No. 12 Purdue and No. 18 Virginia
  • Collects his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Matt McHugh (Oct. 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, IOWA

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

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

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

Oct. 29 
S: Richard Funk, Jr., MICH
D: Stephen Ettienne, Jr., OSU
F: Matt McHugh, OSU

Nov. 5  
S: Roman Trussov, So., IOWA
D: Christian Holstein, Sr., OSU
F: Daryl Turner, MINN

Nov. 12
S: Shane Ryan, So., PSU
D: Dylan Zoe, So., MINN
F: Filip Bujoczek, PUR

Nov. 19
S: Derek Toomey, Sr., MINN
D: Andrew Cramer, Fr., NU
F: Filip Bujoczek, PUR

Nov. 26
S: Connor McDonald, Jr., OSU
D: Christian Holstein, Sr., OSU
F: Matt McHugh, OSU