Ohio State Cleans Up with Four in Big Ten Weekly Honors

big-ten-Ohio State swimming vs Denison Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Charlie Clark. Photo Courtesy: Jay LaPrete/Ohio State Athletics

Ohio State Cleans Up in With Four in Big Ten Weekly Honors

Ohio State swept all three honors on the men’s side of the Big Ten Weekly Honors, released Wednesday, and added the women’s co-swimmer of the week.

Charlie Clark, Jacob Matthews and Tristan Jankovics were crowned men’s swimmer, diver and freshman of the week, respectively. Amy Fulmer shared women’s swimmer of the week with Northwestern’s Jasmine Nocentini.

Nocentini’s teammate Hana Shimizu-Bowers shared freshman of the week honors with Rutgers’ Martyna Piesko, while Joy Zhu of Minnesota was named diver of the week for the third straight installment.

Ohio State dominated a two-day dual meet with Virginia Tech. Clark, a junior, won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:02.58, the third-fastest time in the country. He cracked the top 10 in the 500 free, winning in 4:22.72.

Mathews swept both diving events against Va. Tech. The sophomore won 1-meter with 380.63 points and 3-meter with 382.65 points.

Jankovics, a rookie from Canada, went 1:49.49 in the 200 individual medley and 1:50.36 in the 200 backstroke, both top-18 times in the conference this season.

Fulmer, a senior, tied for victory in the 100 free against Virginia Tech for Ohio State with a time of 49.21. She also won the 200 free in 1:47.55. Fulmer swam on winning 200 free, 200 medley and 400 medley teams. It’s her second career swimmer of the week honor.

Nocentini won the 100 breaststroke (1:00.34) and the 100 free (49.32) in a tri-meet with Illinois and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The junior from Italy also helped the 400 free relay team to a win.

Zhu hasn’t lost a diving even yet this season. The senior from China paced Minnesota in a tri-meet with St. Thomas and South Dakota State. She set season-highs for points with a score of 329.35 on 1-meter and 354.90 on 3-meter.

Shimizu-Bowers won the 200 fly for Northwestern in 1:59.55. She also won the 200 IM against Illinois and UIC.

Piesko helped Rutgers to its first ever win over Purdue. She won the 200 back in 1:59.40, the eighth-fastest time in program history, and was second in the 100 back.

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