Oct. 2, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Juniors Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and Jack Lee (North Egremont, Mass./Berkshire School) and freshman Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) of the University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team were named Big Ten Men's Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Tuesday (Oct. 2). All three individuals won two events in the Wolverines' season-opening win over Wisconsin last Saturday (Sept. 29) at Canham Natatorium.
In his first meet back at Michigan after competing in the 2012 London Olympics, Jaeger won the 500-yard freestyle (4:30.32) and 1,000-yard freestyle (9:18.16). He won the races by double-digit margins, winning the 500-yard freestyle in nearly 13 seconds and the 1,000-yard freestyle by more than 15 seconds. He also swam the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.23) and on one of Michigan's 400-yard freestyle relay teams (3:13.77). It is the fourth Big Ten weekly honor of his career.
Lee swept both diving events against Wisconsin, winning on the one-meter (336.25) and three-meter boards (331.50). He is the first U-M diver to win a Big Ten Diver of the Week honor since Kyle Schroeder on Oct. 16, 2007.
Bosch swam four events in his first collegiate meet as a Wolverine. He won both the 100-yard butterfly (48.92) and 200-yard butterfly (1:46.77), the latter by nearly five seconds. Bosch also had the second-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.43) and swam on one of Michigan's 200-yard medley relay teams (1:31.06).
Michigan returns to the pool this weekend for a pair of meets, hosting Minnesota on Friday (Oct. 5) at 5 p.m. and the first-ever Michigan Water Carnival on Saturday (Oct. 6) at noon. Both meets will take place at Canham Natatorium.
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