Dec. 21, 2004

Ohio State women’s swimming freshman Griet Buelens (Kapelle, Belgium/Ursulinen Mechelen) was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for the week of Dec. 20, the conference announced Tuesday. Buelens was outstanding in the Buckeye’s win over the University of Denver at the Florida Atlantic Invite Dec. 18. Against the Pioneers, Buelens was a triple-event winner, touching the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events with times of 52.97 and 1:52.69, respectively. She also was first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:03.75 and helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team with its first-place finish (1:38.26). The Buckeyes will return to the pool at 1 p.m. Jan. 8, 2005, playing host to Indiana in the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center.