Oct. 9, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- University of Michigan sophomore Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) and freshman Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) were named Big Ten Men's Swimmer of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced on Tuesday (Oct. 9).
Funk wins his first Big Ten weekly honor after winning a pair of races and contributing to a relay win against Minnesota last Friday (Oct. 5). He won the 100-yard breaststroke (54.93) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.92) for the second-straight meet and helped Michigan's "A" team to a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:27.40).
Bosch earns the Freshman of the Week honor for the second consecutive week after winning the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.04) against the Golden Gophers. He was exhibitioned in two races, but had the second-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.11) and third-fastest time in the 100-yard butterfly (48.70). Bosch also swam on Michigan's "B" team in the 200-yard medley relay (1:29.83).
Both men have times that rank among the fastest in the NCAA through the first three weeks of the season. Funk currently holds the fastest time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.92) and second-fastest time in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.93), while Bosch has the fastest 200-yard butterfly time (1:46.77), third-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.11) and fourth-fastest time in the 100-yard butterfly (48.70).
Michigan returns to the pool on Saturday (Oct. 13) for its annual intrasquad/alumni meet, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Canham Natatorium. The next official meet will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, when U-M faces Texas and Indiana in a double-dual meet in Austin, Texas.
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