Michigan and Purdue Earn Weekly Honors
Dec. 9, 2008
Swimmer of the Week
Matt Patton, Michigan
Patton brought home two individual first-place medals this past weekend at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals while guiding the Wolverines to a college division team title. The senior posted NCAA ‘A’ cut times of 4:12.80 and 14:50.34 in the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyles, respectively. Patton also swam the anchor leg on the winning 800 freestyle relay which recorded an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 6:20.86. The Matthews, N.C., native also collected runner-up honors in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall in an NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:34.98. Patton garners his second career weekly Big Ten accolade.
Last MICH SOW: Andre Schultz (11/4/08)
Diver of the Week
David Boudia, Purdue
Boudia earns his fourth Big Ten weekly diving award of 2008, outnumbering all conference competitors this season. The freshman swept the springboard events at the Ohio State Swimming and Diving Invitational this past weekend, tallying 400-plus point totals off each board. From the one-meter, Boudia posted a winning score of 419.85 after sitting in third place through the prelims. Off the three-meter, the Noblesville, Ind., native climbed up from sixth place to claim the event crown with a mark of 4:30.30. Both scores qualify him for the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in March.
Last PUR DOW: David Boudia (11/18/08)