Michigan’s Chan and MacNeil headline Big Ten Weekly Swim & Dive Awards

Courtesy of Big Ten Conference

Male swimmer of the week
Will Chan, Michigan
Sr. – Cleveland Heights, Ohio – Hough (NC)

  • Helped the Wolverines win first place at the SMU Classic, a competition that featured a six-team squad consisting of Arizona, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Southern Methodist and Texas A&M
  • Won the 100-yard breaststroke with a meet record and NCAA B Cup time of 52.14, a time that broke a seven-year record at the event
  • Finished with NCAA B cup times in the 50-yard freestyle (19.93) and 200-yard breaststroke (1: 56.83)
  • Contributed to the top spots in the 200-yard medley relay, with a pool record of 1: 24.91, and the 400-yard medley relay with a new meet record and interim NCAA time of 3: 07.26
  • Wins his first career swimmer of the week award; was named Freshman of the Week on January 9, 2019
  • Michigan swimmer of the week: Tommy Cope (January 15, 2020)

Male diver of the week
Cameron Gammage, Michigan
– Stockbridge, England – Lord Wansworth College

  • Won both the one-meter and three-meter events on his college debut, earning 18 points for the Wolverines to help them defeat Oakland
  • Recorded an NCAA zone qualifying score of 423.60 in the three-yard to overtake all other competitors by more than 100 points
  • Won the one-yard title with an NCAA zone qualifying score of 334.28
  • Wins his first career diver of the week award
  • Michigan’s latest diver of the week: Ross Todd (December 11, 2019)

Male Freshman of the Week
Gal Groumi, Michigan
Hod Hasharon, Israel – Mosinzon College

  • Helped the Wolverines win first place at the SMU Classic, a competition that featured a six-team squad consisting of Arizona, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Southern Methodist and Texas A&M
  • Captured a pair of second-place and NCAA Cup B-time results in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events with times of 46.08 and 1: 43.01, respectively
  • Contributed to the top spots in the 200-yard medley relay, with a pool record of 1: 24.91, and the 400-yard medley relay with a new meet record and interim NCAA time of 3: 07.26
  • Wins its first Freshman of the Week award
  • Latest Michigan Freshman of the Week: River Wright (September 25, 2019)

Swimmer of the week
Maggie MacNeil, Michigan
Sr. – London, Ontario, Canada – Secondary Sir Frederick Banting

  • The 2021 Big Ten swimmer of the year and the championship Big Ten swimmer have won three individual races and contributed to two relay victories at the SMU Classic to score a record 96 points and help Michigan win the tag team title
  • Swept freestyle events with NCAA B cup times of 21.78 and 48.73 in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, respectively
  • Touched first in the 100 backstroke with an NCAA B Cup time of 51.09, before contributing to a pair of 200-yard medley and 400-yard relay wins
  • Wins his fourth career Swimmer of the Week award and his first of the season
  • Michigan swimmer of the week: Olivia Carter (January 20, 2021)

Female diver of the week
Abigail Knapton, Rutgers
Size – Omaha, Nab – Omaha Marian

  • Broke two Army Pool records of over 10 points in his Rutgers debut to help the Scarlet Knights defeat the Black Knights
  • Won the one-yard title with an NCAA zone qualifying score of 309.53 and won the three-yard with an NCAA zone qualifying score of 333.45
  • Recorded the second best score in the three-meter event and the third-best score in the one-meter event in Rutgers history
  • Wins his fourth Diver of the Week honor and his first since January 9, 2019
  • Latest Rutgers Diver of the Week: Addison Walkowiak (December 6, 2018)

Female Freshman of the Week
Letitia Sim, Michigan
Spanish Fort, Alabama. – Spanish fort

  • Won two events on his college debut to help Wolverines take first place at EMS Classic
  • Played first in 100-yard breaststroke (59.09) and 200-yard breaststroke (2: 09.08), winning NCAA B Cup times in both events
  • Contributed to wins in the 200 and 400-yard medley relays
  • Won NCAA cup B times in the 100-yard butterfly (53.06) and 200-yard IM (1: 57.16) B finals
  • Wins the first Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Latest Michigan Freshman of the Week: Kaitlynn Sims (December 11, 2019)

2021-22 Big Ten Men’s Swim and Dive Weekly Recipients

Oct. 13th
S: Will Chan, Sr., ME
D: Cameron Gammage, Fr., ME
Q: Gal Groumi, me

2021-22 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Weekly Honors

Oct. 13th
S: Maggie MacNeil, Sr., ME
D: Abigail Knapton, Gr., UK
Q: Letitia Sim, me

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