Oct. 30, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Senior Miguel Ortiz (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) and freshman Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) of the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team were named Big Ten Men's Swimmer and Freshman of the Week, respectively, by the conference office on Tuesday (Oct. 30). Bosch receives the award for the third time this season, while Ortiz receives it for the third time in his career.
In a double-dual meet victory last Friday (Oct. 26) over No. 5 Texas and No. 8 Indiana, Ortiz won two individual events (100-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle) and contributed on two relay wins, while Bosch won the 200-yard butterfly and finished second in the 100-yard butterfly and fourth in the 400-yard individual medley.
In last Saturday's non-scoring portion of the meet, Ortiz won a pair of races, taking the first heat of the 50-yard butterfly (21.93) and the second heat of the 50-yard freestyle (20.44). Bosch won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.15) and scored third-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.80) and in the second heat of the 50-yard breaststroke (26.68).
The two men also have a pair of the nation's fastest times between them. Ortiz leads all NCAA D-I swimmers in the 100-yard backstroke (47.82), while Bosch is first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:45.54). Ortiz also ranks fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (44.28) and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle (20.26), while Bosch is fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (48.06).
Michigan returns to the pool in two weeks for the three-day Purdue Invitational, to be held Nov. 16-18 in West Lafayette, Ind.
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