ASU Picks Up Two Transfers from the IU Men’s Team

Recently, Dylan Boyd announced his decision to transfer out of ASU to finish out his three remaining years of NCAA eligibility with Michigan. Now, two Indiana swimmers have announced they’ll be transferring to ASU. Jackson Etter and Jack Kucharczyk, both sophomores, are heading to Tempe for the next NCAA season.

Arizona State is where Indiana had its winter training trip in the 2017-2018 season, giving the athletes an up-close-and-personal look at the Tempe campus.

JACKSON ETTER

Etter, a rising junior from State College, Pa., is an IM’er/distance freestyler.

“I am transferring for the opportunity to swim for Bob Bowman and his fantastic staff, and to take advantage of all that Phoenix and ASU have to offer, including the weather.”

TOP TIMES

  • 500y free – 4:38.74
  • 1000y free – 9:31.89
  • 1650y free – 15:42.26
  • 200y IM – 1:49.74
  • 400y IM – 3:52.29

Etter was named to the 2018 Big Ten All-Academic Team.

JACK KUCHARCZYK

Kucharczyk, a rising junior from Shelby Township, Mich., is a breaststroke specialist.

“A.S.U. provides endless opportunities in swimming, academics as well as a great environment to succeed. With the team culture, and guidance of Bob Bowman, as well as his staff all goals are possible. I can’t wait for next chapter.”

  • 100y breast – 54.40
  • 100m breast – 1:04.71
  • 200y breast – 1:56.20
  • 200m breast – 2:16.71

Kucharczyk says he will start training there at the end of this semester, suggesting he’ll be training in Tempe all summer.

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Hswimmer
2 years ago

Bet they’re hard core partiers

E Gamble
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

A party and a club is in every city if that’s what you’re looking for. I’m thinking it’s year round out door swimming and beautiful weather. ?

Onehandtouch
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

Terrible comment. Shame on you for assuming the worst.

Swimmer A
Reply to  Onehandtouch
2 years ago

Well… ok is it really the worst?

Hswimmer
Reply to  Onehandtouch
2 years ago

How is that even bad lol it’s a joke because asu is known for partying!

Becky D
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

And Indiana is all business.

Watchfuleye
Reply to  Becky D
2 years ago

Lol yep little 5 all business

Snarky
Reply to  Becky D
2 years ago

Exactly. Ever see the movie the movie Breaking Away.

E Gamble
Reply to  Becky D
2 years ago

BECKY D….I agree. I’ve twirled in Indiana…the club is poppin. ?lol ?

Watchfuleye
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

Yep partiers pull down those times…Culture, coaching, competition would be the draw PAC-12 and nothing better than swimming outside!

Swimmer now
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

I swam with Jack in high school and he was a good leader and captain of the team. Also an All-American. I believe him switching down to ASU is a great choice. Better climate and also training facilities. He does not party at all, he will look out for anyone else before he looks out for himself. Have some respect for these boys as they embark on a new chapter in their life.

ian finnearty
Reply to  Swimmer now
2 years ago

lies

Watchfuleye
Reply to  ian finnearty
2 years ago

Poser/imposter

Swimmer1
2 years ago

Wonder why?

Observer
Reply to  Swimmer1
2 years ago

If you look at the size of the IU roster it makes some sense. Over 40 on the men’s roster last season and only 20 or so travel spots. And a pretty stellar class coming in I’m sure some realized they would never make a travel squad.

Teams with smaller roster sizes would be appealing because you know you have a chance to travel. I think USC generally has small rosters? Others?

Watchfuleye
Reply to  Observer
2 years ago

Looks like one traveled and scored entire career…B1G shows him scoring at Championships both yrs

OSU
Reply to  Watchfuleye
2 years ago

Kucharczyk got 9th at Big Tens in the 200 Breast as a Freshman

Coach John
Reply to  Swimmer1
2 years ago

I mean… the article directly quotes the athletes decision… reading never hurt

oh boy
2 years ago

What the heck is going on with ASU and IU? Lots and lots of transfers and attrition from both teams. I don’t know if this means coaching changes are in order, but something seems really really off here.

46.06
Reply to  oh boy
2 years ago

Seriously?

bob
Reply to  46.06
2 years ago

Who transferred from IU

Swimmash
Reply to  bob
2 years ago

Big numbers!

Swimmer now
Reply to  oh boy
2 years ago

I believe it is the coaches not being on the same page and also the coaches not respecting each others decisions when engaging in conversation. Just support the athletes decisions in transferring

Dark horse
Reply to  oh boy
2 years ago

The IU team has gotten too big and the coaches need to cut kids to make it smaller

Poolpool
Reply to  Dark horse
2 years ago

Well sounds like poor planning

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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