Michigan and Purdue Take Home Weekly Awards

Dec. 8, 2009

The conference office announced on Tuesday the ninth weekly men’s swimming and diving honors for meets from Nov. 30 through Dec. 6. Michigan’s Tyler Clary was named Swimmer of the Week while Purdue’s David Boudia etched his name in Big Ten lore as the most lauded diver in the history of the weekly award.

Men’s Swimmer of the Week:
Tyler Clary, Michigan
Jr. - Riverside, Calif. - Riverside Poly

Tyler Clary led the Wolverines to their second consecutive USA Swimming Short Course National Championship title, earning the high-scorer award in the collegiate division. Clary racked up three individual third-place finishes, coming in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.47), 200-yard butterfly (1:45.54) and 400-yard individual medley (3:48.30). The Riverside, Calif., native swam in eight events over the three-day invitational, including six individual efforts and two relays, earning NCAA 'B' marks in all eight. On Sunday, Clary won the 100-meter backstroke in the Long Course Invitational, finishing in 56.85 in the first meter competition this season for the Wolverines.

Last Michigan Men’s Swimmer of the Week: Andre Schultz (Nov. 17, 2009)

Men’s Diver of the Week:
David Boudia, Purdue
So. - Noblesville, Ind. - Indiana

Purdue’s David Boudia garners his ninth career weekly laurel, surpassing Indiana’s Marc Carlton (2001-05), Michigan’s Jason Coben (2000-04) and Minnesota’s Dan Croaston (1998-2001) for the most Diver of the Week honors in Big Ten annals. The Boilermaker sophomore earned a win and a runner-up finish in his two events last weekend at the Ohio State Invitational. Boudia started his weekend by scoring a season-best total of 415.75 points off the one-meter platform to defeat the field of 25 competitors. The Noblesville, Ind., native then finished second in the three-meter competition with his score of 431.30. The award marks Boudia’s second weekly award in the past three weeks.

Last Purdue Men’s Diver of the Week: David Boudia (Nov. 24, 2009)