Press Release courtesy of Indiana Athletics
The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will head to Knoxville, Tenn. to face both No. 15/12 Tennessee and No. –/15 Kentucky in a double-dual meet on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Jones Aquatic Center.
The one-day, double-dual meet gets underway at 11:00 a.m. ET. The meet will feature a standard, 32-event schedule with diving coming after the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 backstroke.
Live results for the swimming can be found at IUHoosiers.com and live results for diving can be found atDiveMeets.com.
Follow @IndianaSwimDive on Twitter for the latest updates on race results and find results on the Meet Mobile App. Final results and a recap will be posted to IUHoosiers.com.
Scouting the Hoosiers
The Indiana Hoosiers enter the season’s first meet with both the men’s and women’s teams moving up in the latest CSCAA/TYR Top 25 Poll.
The defending Big Ten Champion Hoosier men’s team is ranked No. 1 in the nation, after beating No. 2 Texas and No. 4 Florida in a double-dual meet last weekend.
The Indiana women moved up three spots into a tie for No. 7 in the poll. The IU women took down No. 18 Florida, but fell to No. 3 Texas last weekend in Gainesville.
At last year’s double-dual meet against Tennessee and Kentucky, the Hoosiers dominated, walking away with four victories.
Scouting the Volunteers and Wildcats
Five of the six teams this Friday in the double-dual meet are ranked in the latest CSCAA/TYR Top 25. The Tennessee men are ranked No. 15 in the nation, while the women’s squad comes in at No. 12. For Kentucky, the women’s team is ranked No. 15 in the country.
Both Kentucky squads enter the weekend perfect on the year, while the Tennessee men are also undefeated. The Volunteer women are 2-1 on the season.
Four Hoosiers Earn Weekly Swimming & Diving Big Ten Honors
Lilly King was named co-Women’s Swimmer of the Week, while Jessica Parratto was named co-Diver of the Week. Grace Haskett was named the women’s Freshman of the Week.
On the men’s side, Blake Pieroni was named co-Men’s Swimmer of the Week. Pieroni was also named CollegeSwimming.com’s DI National Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday.
IU Men Ranked No. 1 in Nation in CSCAA/TYR Top 25
In the first CSCAA/TYR Top 25 poll released on Oct. 25, the Indiana men’s swimming and diving team was ranked No. 1 in the nation after sweeping both Texas and Florida to start the season. The women’s team was ranked in a tie for No. 7 in the country.
Hoosiers Post Three Victories Over No. 2/3 Texas and No. 4/18 Florida
The No. 6 Indiana men defeated No. 2 Texas, 264-165, and took down No. 4 Florida, 242-187. With the two victories, the Hoosiers extend their dual-meet win streak to 15-straight. The No. 10 Indiana women beat No. 18 Florida, 251-178, but fell to No. 3 Texas, 226.5-200.5. For the meet, IU totaled 19 individual wins and an impressive seven relay victories.
King, Pieroni and Looze Nominated for Golden Goggle Awards
Indiana University’s Lilly King earned five nominations, while Blake Pieroni and head swimming coach Ray Looze also earned nominations 2017 Golden Goggle Awards. King is nominated for Female Athlete of the Year, twice in Female Race of the Year and twice in Relay Performance of the Year. Last year, King won Breakout Performer of the Year.
Pieroni is nominated as part of the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay at the 2017 FINA World Championships, while Looze is nominated for Coach of the Year after guiding four swimmers to spots on the U.S. roster at the FINA World Championships and all earned a spot on the podium.
IU Places Six Swimmers, Three Coaches on USA Swimming National Team
Six Indiana University swimmers along with three Hoosier coaches were named to the 2017-18 USA Swimming National Team in September. Current IU swimmers Ian Finnerty, Lilly King and Blake Pieroni were named to the team, along with alum Cody Miller and IU postgrads Zane Grothe and Amanda Kendall. IU head coach Ray Looze, associate head coach Mike Westphal and associate head sprint coach Coley Stickels were named Team USA coaches.
Looze Named ASCA Coach of the Year
Indiana University head coach Ray Looze was named George Haines Coach of the Year Thursday evening by the American Swim Coaches Association. Looze coached four swimmers onto the U.S. World Championships team this summer, including world record-setter Lilly King.
Looze was a women’s assistant coach on the USA staff in Budapest, and he led the Hoosier men to a seventh-place finish this summer at the NCAA championships, and his women took eighth.
King won four gold medals at the World Championships this year and set (or helped set) world records in all four events: the 50 breast, 100 breast and both the women’s and mixed 400 medley relays. Looze also put Cody Miller, Blake Pieroni and Zane Grothe onto the World Championships roster, and all won at least one relay medal in Budapest.
Hoosiers at the FINA World Championships
Indiana Swimming & Diving had quite the showing at the FINA World Championships this summer. Over the course of the week at the World Championships, Hoosiers swimmers – current, alumni and postgrad – combined to win seven gold and two bronze medals. The IU swimmers also combined to set four world records.
Indiana Men Win 2016 Big Ten Championship
The Hoosiers won the program’s 25th Big Ten Championship in 2016 – the first title for IU since 2006. IU won the team title with a total score of 1,504 points. For the week, IU won a total of 19 medals – 12 gold, five silver and two bronze. Indiana also won four of the five relays at the Big Ten Championships, marking the first time in program history the team accomplished that impressive feat. The dozen league crowns are the most for the team since winning 13 in 1976.
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