COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second week in a row, Ruslan Gaziev has been named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week, announced by the conference on Wednesday.
Gaziev was instrumental in the Buckeyes’ victory at the Ohio State Fall Invitational over the weekend.
Gaziev finished second in the 200 free; his time of 1:33.82 is an NCAA B standard time. He also placed second in the 100 free with an NCAA B cut time of 42.45. Gaziev placed fifth in the 50 free with an NCAA B standard time of 19.53. His 100 and 200 free times are both the second-fastest in the Big Ten so far this season.
Gaziev was part of the 400 free relay team that finished in an NCAA A standard time of 2:49.94. He was on the second-place 200 free relay team, which turned in an NCAA B standard time of 1:17.51, and on the third-place 400 medley relay team, which finished in an NCAA B standard time of 3:06.25; it is also the fifth-fastest time in program history.
Gaziev was also part of the relay team that finished third in the 200 medley relay with an NCAA B cut time of 1:24.36 and the second-place 800 free relay team (6:23.13).