Big Ten Conference Weekly Honors: Maggie MacNeil, Federico Burdisso Lead Honorees

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The Big Ten Conference announced its weekly swimming and diving awards, led by Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil and Northwestern’s Federico Burdisso.

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Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Week

Maggie MacNeil, Michigan

So. – London, Ont. – Sir Frederick Banting Secondary

  • Collected four first-place finishes in the win against Ohio State last weekend
  • Recorded first-place finishes and NCAA B-cut times in the 100-yard backstroke (51.09), 100-yard freestyle (48.10) and 100-yard butterfly (52.12)
  • Helped her 200-yard medley relay team finish first with a 1:37.38 time
  • Garners her third career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Maggie MacNeil (Dec. 11, 2019)

Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week

Joy Zhu, Minnesota

So. – Wuhan, China – Hubei Sports School

  • Recorded a pair of NCAA Zone qualifying scores at the Bruins Diving Invitational
  • Earned second place on the 1-meter with a score of 305.00
  • Secured third place on the 3-meter with a 310.50 total
  • Earns her third career Diver of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: Joy Zhu (Jan. 8, 2020)

Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week

Hannah Brunzell, Northwestern

Västerås, Sweden – Västerås Simsällskap

  • Collected five first-place finishes in two meets last week
  • Tallied a first-place finish and an NCAA B-cut time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.52) against Notre Dame
  • Finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.76) with an NCAA B-cut time in Northwestern’s win against Iowa
  • Garners her sixth career Freshman of the Week and third is an as many weeks
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Hannah Brunzell (Jan. 15, 2020)

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

Federico Burdisso, Northwestern

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

• Won four individual titles and contributed to a relay crown in Northwestern’s dual meets at Notre Dame and Iowa last weekend

• Posted three NCAA ‘B’ cut times including the 100 butterfly (47.33) and 200 butterfly (1:44.14) on Jan. 18 at Iowa, setting a school and pool record in the latter race

• Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor

• Last Northwestern Swimmer of the Week: Andy Jovanovic (Oct. 28, 2015)

• Garners his second career Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Federico Burdisso (Jan. 15, 2020)

Big Ten Conference Men’s Diver of the Week

Joseph Canova, Ohio State

Jr. – Gaithersburg, Md. – Quince Orchard – Major: Biomedical Engineering

• Won the three-meter title (400.00 points) and finished third on the one-meter board (322.20) on Jan. 18 in the Buckeyes’ dual meet against Michigan

• Registered NCAA Zone qualifying scores in both events and was the highest-scoring male diver of the meet

• Named a 2018-19 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection

• Collects his first career Diver of the Week award

• Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Jacob Fielding (Jan. 9, 2019)

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