Big Ten Swimmer and Diver of the Week Named




Dec. 11, 2007

Swimmer of the Week
Scott Rice, Wisconsin
Jr., Des Moines, Washington/Mount Rainer
Rice set two NCAA `B' cut times in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly while competing at the Texas Invitational.  His fourth-place time in the 200 fly of 1:45.15 sets a new school record, breaking the old mark by nearly half a second (1:45.64). The junior also had a strong performance in the 100 fly, touching the wall at 48.16.  The Washington native earns his fourth all-time weekly award.

Last WIS SOW:Scott Rice (10/09/07)

Diver of the Week
Ian Zalessov, Michigan State
So., Okemos, Mich./ Okemos

Zalessov earned two first-place finishes in a 149-94 victory over Ball State last Saturday.  The sophomore turned in winning scores of 303.57 off the one-meter and 363.82 from the three-meter board.  Both point totals resulted in season-highs for Zalessov.  This marks the first career weekly accolade for the Michigan native.

Last MSU DOW: Matt Akerley (12/13/05)