Feb. 19, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Sophomore/freshman Daniel Miller (Lambertville, Mich./St. Francis de Sales [OH]) of the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team was named Big Ten Men's Swimmer and Freshman of the Week on Tuesday (Feb. 19) by the conference office.
Miller swam four events over the weekend at the Michigan First Chance Meet, picking up a pair of NCAA 'B' times. He won the 500-yard freestyle (4:20.90) and took second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.11). Miller also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle (45.82) and swam a time trial of the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.29).
He is the 10th different U-M swimmer or diver to receive at least one Big Ten weekly honor this season. For the season, 21 of the 51 total honors (Swimmer, Diver, Freshman -- including ties) have been given to Michigan student-athletes.
Michigan returns to the pool next Wednesday (Feb. 27) for the start of the Big Ten Championships, held at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. The first day of the championships will begin at 6:30 p.m. The four-day meet runs through Saturday, March 2, with preliminaries at 11 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m.
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