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    Eric Nilsson Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Eric Nilsson had a huge TYR Invitational, picking up Swimmer of the Meet honors which in turn earned him a Big Ten Swimmer of the Week accolade.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Eric Nilsson had a huge TYR Invitational, picking up Swimmer of the Meet honors which in turn earned him a Big Ten Swimmer of the Week accolade.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Nov. 25, 2008

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Eric Nilsson (Weston, Mass./Weston) has been named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week following his performance at the TYR Invitational over the weekend at the Norris Aquatics Center.

    Nilsson was named the Swimmer of the Meet after earning a field-best 113 total points as an individual, compiling eight NCAA 'B' provisional qualifying standard swims and setting Norris Aquatics Center pool records in two events a total of three times.

    Nilsson swam in six individual events during the three-day meet, swimming NCAA 'B' cuts during the preliminary and finals heats of the 500 free, 400 IM, 200 free and 200 fly. His finals time in the 500 free broke a pool record, and he twice broke a seven-year-old Norris Aquatics Center record in the 200 fly with his prelims and finals efforts. In addition to his personal 'B' cuts, Nilsson also earned one as a member of NU's 800 free relay.

    The honor is Nilsson's second of the season and the fourth of his career.