Big Ten Conference Weekly Honors: Beata Nelson, Ally Larson Lead Awards

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The Big Ten Conference announced its Athletes of the Week. Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson earned Women’s Swimmer of the Week, while Northwestern’s Ally Larson was Freshman of the Week and Northwestern’s Markie Hopkins is Diver of the Week.

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Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Week

Beata Nelson, Wisconsin

Sr. – Madison, Wis.  – Verona – Psychology  

  • Collected three first-place finishes against Northwestern last weekend
  • Recorded first-place finishes and NCAA B-cut times in the 100-yard backstroke (51.98), 200-yard backstroke (1:54.18) and 200-yard IM (1:56.24)
  • Broke three Wisconsin pool records at her final home meet as a Badger
  • Garners her sixth career Swimmer of the Week award and third of the season
  • Last Wisconsin Swimmer of the Week: Beata Nelson (Jan. 15, 2020)

Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week

Markie Hopkins, Northwestern

Fr. – Mission Viejo, Calif. – Capistrano Valley Christian – Undecided

  • Recorded four NCAA Zone qualifying scores at a pair of meets this weekend
  • Qualified for NCAA Zones and finished first in the 3-meter (331.58) and second in the 1-meter (271.35) in the win against Cincinnati
  • Earned first place in the 1-meter (267.23) and 3-meter (298.80) while qualifying for NCAA Zones in the victory versus Wisconsin
  • Earns her first career Diver of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Diver of the Week: Olivia Rosendahl (Nov. 14, 2018)

Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week

Ally Larson, Northwestern

London, England – American School in London – Economics

  • Collected seven podium finishes in two meets last weekend
  • Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.32) and second place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:46.98), collecting NCAA B-cut times in both events in the win against Cincinnati
  • Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.08) in the victory versus Wisconsin
  • Garners her first career Freshman of the Week
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Hannah Brunzell (Jan. 22, 2020)

 

Big Ten Conference Men’s Swimmer AND Freshman of the Week

Federico Burdisso, Northwestern

Fr. – Pavia, Italy – Mount Kelly – Major: Undeclared

• Won five individual titles and contributed to a relay crown in Northwestern’s dual meets against Cincinnati and Wisconsin last weekend

• Broke the Northwestern pool record in the 200 free (1:34.15) and the Wisconsin pool record in the 100 fly (:47.48) and posted an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 500 free (4:20.84) in the win over the Bearcats

• Earns his second consecutive and career Swimmer of the Week honor

• Last Northwestern Swimmer of the Week: Federico Burdisso (Jan. 22, 2020)

• Collects his third consecutive and career Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Federico Burdisso (Jan. 22, 2020)

 

Big Ten Conference Men’s Diver of the Week

Jacob Fielding, Ohio State

So. – Los Angeles, Calif. – Maranatha – Major: Psychology

• Placed second on the one-meter (349.70) and three-meter (380.90) boards at the four-team Shamrock Invitational at Notre Dame last weekend

• Recorded NCAA Zone qualifying marks in both events

• Garners his fourth career Diver of the Week award and first this season

• Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Joseph Canova (Jan. 22, 2020)

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