Big Ten Weekly Awards: Michigan, Ohio State Swimmers Honored

catie deloof

Michigan senior Catie DeLoof was named Swimmer of the Week after winning three events against Oakland and Miami (Ohio) on Friday (Sept. 28). She collected NCAA “B” cuts in both the 50-yard freestyle (22.65) and 100-yard freestyle (49.20) and was also victorious in the 100-yard backstroke (54.68).

Swimmer of the Week

Catie DeLoof, Michigan

Sr. – Grosse Pointe, Mich. – Grosse Pointe South

  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (22.65), 100 freestyle (49.20) and 100 backstroke (54.58) to help take the team victory versus Miami University and Oakland last weekend
  • Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50 and 100 freestyle
  • Earns her first career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Gabby DeLoof (Jan. 17, 2018)

Co-Diver of the Week

Christy Cutshaw, Michigan

So. – Durham, N.C. – Durham Academy

  • Earned a first-place finish on the 3-meter board (292.00) against Miami University and Oakland last weekend, qualifying her for the NCAA Zone Championships
  • Also secured a spot in NCAA Zones in the 1-meter with her 275.22 second-place finish
  • Earns her first Diver of the Week decoration
  • Last Michigan Diver of the Week: Nikki Canale (Oct. 4, 2017)

Co-Diver of the Week

Amanda Ling, Michigan State

So. – Southfield, Mich. – Walled Lake Central

  • Earned first place in the 3-meter and second in 1-meter against Iowa last weekend
  • Qualified for NCAA Zones in 1-meter (268.87) and 3-meter (292.8)
  • Garners her first Diver of the Week decoration
  • Last Michigan State Diver of the Week: Morgan Wellenzohn (Oct. 18, 2017)

 

Freshman of the Week 
Victoria Kwan, Michigan
Richmond Hill, Ontario – Bill Crothers Secondary

  • Won the 200-buterfly (2:01.18) and 200-individual medley (2:04.04) in her collegiate debut against Miami University and Oakland last weekend
  • Anchored the Wolverines’ winning 400-yard freestyle relay
  • Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nikki Canale (Nov. 8, 2017)

 

Ohio State swept the men’s honors:

Swimmer and Freshman of the Week
Ruslan Gaziev, Ohio State
Toronto, Ontario

  • Won his first two individual races as a Buckeye with a 50-yard freestyle time of 20.19 and an NCAA B cut 100-yard freestyle time of 43.79
  • Contributed to a second-place 400-free relay finish with a 43.40 split as the leadoff leg and helped the Buckeye men to a 156-144 victory over Alabama for the team’s second-straight win against the Crimson Tide
  • Earns his first career Swimmer of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Swimmer of the Week: Michael Salazar (Jan. 10, 2018)
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Paul DeLakis (Nov. 1, 2017)

Diver of the Week
Jacob Fielding, Ohio State
Fr. – Los Angeles, Calif.

  • In his first meet as a Buckeye, won the 1-meter event with a score of 363.83 and placed second on the 3-meter board with a score of 413.78
  • Recorded NCAA zone-qualifying marks in both events
  • Earns his first Diver of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Christo Law (Nov. 15, 2017)

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