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Minnesota and Penn State Take Home Men's Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

February 7, 2012
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Penn State’s Grier named Swimmer of the Week, Minnesota’s Jorgensen tabbed Diver of
the Week, Penn State’s Savoy earns Freshman of the Week honors



Swimmer of the Week

Sean Grier, Penn State

So. – Hummelstown, Pa. – Hershey



·         Recorded two first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay
(1:22.15) and 400-yard medley relay (3:16.52) and a second-place effort in the
200-yard freestyle (1:42.49) against Buffalo

·         Placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (45.93), 100-yard backstroke
(48.20), 200-yard medley relay (1:30.48) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.25)
against Lehigh

·         His 100-yard backstroke time is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark

·         Earns the first weekly award of his career

·         Last Penn State Swimmer of the Week: Brian Alden (Oct. 20, 2009)



Diver of the Week

Kristoffer Jorgensen, Minnesota

Sr. – Bergen, Norway – Danielsen VGS



·         Placed first in the 1-meter (393.50) and 3-meter (393.50) events at the
Minnesota Challenge

·         Both scores are NCAA Zone qualifying marks

·         Earns the first weekly award of his career

·         Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Turner Eckstrom (Nov. 1, 2011)



Freshman of the Week

Nate Savoy, Penn State

Reading, Pa. – Wilson



·         Placed first in the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.91), 200-yard individual
medley (1:53.17) and 400-yard medley relay (3:16.52) against Buffalo

·         Recorded a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.26), and
second-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (46.47), 200-yard medley relay
(1:31.31) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:08.91) against Lehigh

·         His 400-yard medley relay time is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark

·         Earns the first weekly award of his career

·         Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: N/A







2011-12 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week



Oct. 11   S: Daniel Lester, Jr., WIS

              D: No Selection



Oct. 18   S: Connor Jaeger, So., MICH

              D: Alec Back, Fr., PUR



Oct. 25   S: Cody Miller, So., IND

              D: Darian Schmidt, So., IND



Nov. 1    S: Ryan Phelan, Sr., IOWA

              D: Turner Eckstrom, So., MINN



Nov. 8    S: Dan Madwed, Sr., MICH

              D: Shane Miszkiel, So., OSU



Nov. 15  S: Kyler Van Swol, So., MINN

              D: No Selection



Nov. 22  S: Andrew Elliott, Sr., OSU

             D: Zac Nees, Jr., IND



Nov. 29  S: No Selection

              D: No Selection



Dec. 6   S: Connor Jaeger, So., MICH

             D: Christian Holstein, So., OSU



Dec. 13  S: Bryan Williams, So., MSU

             D: Brian Akers, Sr., MSU

             F: Hunter Bartlett, MSU



Jan. 3    S: Kyler Van Swol, So., MINN

             D: No Selection

             F: CJ Smith, MINN



Jan. 10  S: Miguel Ortiz, Jr., MICH

             D: Zac Nees, Jr., IND

             F: Steve Schmuhl, IND



Jan. 17  S: Connor Jaeger, So., MICH

             D: Jamie Bissett, Fr., PUR

             F: Jamie Bissett, PUR



Jan. 24  S: Jason Schnur, Jr., OSU

             D: Zac Nees, Jr., IND

             F: Steve Schmuhl, IND



Jan. 31  S: Miguel Ortiz, Jr., MICH

             D: Shane Miszkiel, So., OSU

             F: Guillermo Blanco, PUR



Feb. 7   S: Sean Grier, So., PSU

             D: Kristoffer Jorgensen, Sr., MINN

             F: Nate Savoy, PSU


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