Nov. 13, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Following a sweep of all three of his individual events in a win over Northwestern on Thursday, senior Michael Weiss was named the Big Ten swimmer of the week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Weiss has yet place lower than first in any individual event this season and extended his unbeaten streak to 16-straight in UW's 169-129 victory over the Wildcats, the team's fourth win of the season.
Behind wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.59), 500-yard freestyle (4:31.85) and 400-yard individual medley (3:53.89), Weiss led the Badgers to their second conference win of the season. Weiss' time in the 400 IM was also an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
After being named to both the U.S. National Team and the 2012 U.S. Short Course World Championships roster prior to the season, Weiss has lived up to the billing as one of the country's premier collegiate swimmers.
Following Wisconsin's Nov. 30-Dec. 2 meet at the Ohio State Invitational, Weiss will begin preparing for the short course championships, which will be held from Dec. 12-16 in Istanbul, Turkey. The senior will join UW swim and dive head coach Whitney Hite, who was named an assistant coach for Team USA in early October.