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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/8/2023, Last updated: 11/9/2023
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Purdue and Minnesota Claim Weekly Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards

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Swimmer of the Week 

Brady Samuels, Purdue

Jr. – Muncie, Ind. – Delta – Major: Selling & Sales Management

•    Won the 100 Free (43.22), 200 Free (1:36.57), and 100 Back (46.68), while participating in three winning relay efforts

•    Achieved NCAA B Cut times in the 100 Free and 100 Back, posting the 17th best and 19th best times in the country, respectively.  

•    Garners his third Swimmer of the Week honor

•    Last Purdue Swimmer of the Week: Brady Samuels (Jan. 12, 2022) 

Diver of the Week

YuTong Wang, Minnesota

Fr. – Beijing, China – Beijing Diving Club – Major: Sports Management

•    Swept the diving events in Friday’s meet against Wisconsin

•    Posted NCAA Zone scores of 348.83 (1-meter) and 401.70 (3-meter)

•    Earns second Diver of the Week award 

•    Last Minnesota Diver of the Week: YuTong Wang (Oct. 18, 2023)  

Freshman of the Week 

Pat Broderick, Purdue

Fr. – Manhasset, N.Y. – Manhasset Secondary – Major: Exploratory Studies

•    Posted the nation’s ninth fastest time this season in the 1,650 Free with a victorious time of 15:41.30

•    Earns his first Freshman of the Year honor

•    Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Jordan Rzepka (Feb. 1, 2022)

2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Honorees

Oct. 18

S: Dominik Mark Torok, Wisconsin

D: YuTong Wang, Minnesota

F: Davide Harabagiu, Minnesota

Oct. 25

S: Dominik Mark Torok, Wisconsin

D: Max Miller, Purdue

F: Davide Harabagiu, Minnesota

Nov. 1

S: Jassen Yep, Indiana

D: Lyle Yost, Ohio State

F: Ahmed Hafnaoui, Indiana

Nov. 8

S: Brady Samuels, Purdue

D: YuTong Wang, Minnesota

F: Pat Broderick, Purdue