Olivia Carter, Jack Franzman Named Big Ten Swimmers of the Week

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Michigan’s Olivia Carter and Indiana’s Jack Franzman have been named as Big Ten swimmers of the week. It was the opening weekend for the Big Ten Conference in the swimming pool as the Michigan women and Indiana men look to get their championships back after getting defeated last year in 2020. The Big Ten Championships have since been announced as they are separate between, women, men and diving.

Men’s Swimmer of the Week

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Jack Franzman, Indiana

Jr. – Zionsville, Ind. – Zionsville

  • Finished first in two individual events and one relay against Michigan and Northwestern last weekend
  • Touched first with NCAA B cut times in the 50-yard freestyle (19.69) and 100-yard freestyle (43.52)
  • Anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (2:55.34)
  • Garners his first career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Bruno Blaskovic (Feb. 5, 2020)

Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Olivia Carter, Michigan

Jr. – Greensboro, N.C. – Homeschooled 

  • Collected four first-place finishes against Indiana and Northwestern last weekend
  • Recorded NCAA B-cut qualifying times in the 100-yard butterfly (53.66) and 200-yard butterfly (1:56.85)
  • Touched first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.94) and contributed to the first-place result in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:19.20)
  • Garners her first career Swimmer of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Maggie MacNeil (Jan. 22, 2020)

Men’s Diver of the Week 

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Andrew Capobianco, Indiana

Jr. – Holly Springs, N.C. – Holly Springs 

  • Recorded a pair of first-place finishes with NCAA Zone qualifying scores against Michigan and Northwestern last weekend
  • Finished first on the one meter with an NCAA qualifying score of 395.55 
  • Placed first and posted an NCAA qualifying standard on the three-meter with a score of 467.93
  • Earns his third career Diver of the Week award and first of the season
  • Last Indiana Diver of the Week: Mory Gould (Jan. 15, 2020)

Women’s Diver of the Week 

Mackenzie Crawford, Ohio State 

So. – Ypsilanti, Mich. – Milan

  • Recorded two NCAA Zone qualifying scores against Penn State last weekend
  • Finished first on the one meter with a 320.30 total
  • Placed first on the three meter with a score of 374.60
  • Earns her first career Diver of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Diver of the Week: Hannah Thek (Feb. 10, 2016)

Men’s Freshman of the Week 

Jake Houck, Penn State

Mount Joy, Penn. – Donegal High School

  • Earned an individual first- and second-place finish in his college debut against Ohio State last weekend
  • Finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (48.15) and second in the 50-yard freestyle with an NCAA B cut time of 19.92
  • Contributed to the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:27.68) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:58.51) teams
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Daniel Raisanen (Dec. 11, 2019)

Women’s Freshman of the Week 

Anne Fowler, Indiana 

Burke, Va.– Homeschooled 

  • Won both her diving events in her collegiate debut against Michigan and Northwestern last weekend
  • Finished first on the one meter with an NCAA qualifying mark of 308.18
  • Earned a NCAA qualifying score of 365.63 on three meter for a first-place result
  • Earns her first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Cora Dupre (Feb. 5, 2020)

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