Indiana To Host Notre Dame, Cincinnati On Thursday

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November 07th, 2017 Big Ten, College

Press Release courtesy of Indiana Athletics

The No. 1/9 Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host No. 13/18 Notre Dame and Cincinnati in a double-dual meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday.

The meet will get underway at 2:00 p.m. ET, with the action being streamed live on BTN Plus. Live Results for the meet can be found at IUHoosiers.com.

Schedule of Events
Friday’s dual meet with feature 26 events – 11 swimming events and two diving events for both the men’s and women’s teams.

The order of events for swimming will be 200 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle relay.

Diving will start following the 200 medley relay and will run simultaneously with the swimming events.

Parking Info
Parking for Thursday’s meet will be available at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center lot and Jordan Avenue garage for an hourly rate of $1.50. Fans should tell the attendant that they are parking for the meet to get the discounted rate.

Scouting the Hoosiers
The No. 1-ranked Indiana men’s squad enters Thursday with a 4-0 record on the season, running the team’s streak to 17-straight dual-meet victories. IU has beaten No. 2 Texas, No. 4 Florida, No. 15 Tennessee and Kentucky this year.

The No. 9-ranked IU women’s team comes in to Thursday’s double-dual meet with a record of 2-2 on the season, posting wins over No. 18 Florida and No. 15 Kentucky.

Scouting the Fighting Irish and Bearcats
The No. 13-ranked Notre Dame men’s team enters Thursday’s meet with an overall record of 4-1 with wins over No. 7 Louisville, No. 23 Purdue, Georgia Tech and Michigan State. The No. 18-ranked Fighting Irish women’s squad is 5-0 on the year with victories No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 9 Louisville, No. 16 Purdue, Michigan State and Georgia Tech.

The Cincinnati men’s team comes to Bloomington with a 3-1 record with wins over Indianapolis, Cleveland State and IUPUI, while the Bearcat women are also 3-1 with victories over the same three teams as the men.

IU Men Ranked No. 1 in Nation in CSCAA/TYR Top 25
In the second CSCAA/TYR Top 25 poll released on Nov. 8, the Indiana men’s swimming and diving team remained atop at No. 1 in the nation. The IU women’s team is ranked No. 9 in the country.

Pieroni, King and Lanza Earn Weekly Honors

Blake Pieroni was named the Big Ten Men’s Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 1, while Lilly King was named the Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Week. Pieroni was also named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com. Indiana’s Vini Lanza also earned honors as he was named CollegeSwimming.com’s National DI Swimmer of the Week.

Looze Named SwimSwam Coach of the Month for October

Indiana head swimming coach Ray Looze was named SwimSwam’s Coach of the Month for October after leading IU to three wins over Texas and Florida. Swimming defending NCAA champions Texas and last year’s third-place team Florida on the men’s side, the IU men pulled off a big early-season win.

And on the women’s side, Indiana came within 26 points of Texas, a top-5 program a year ago, while beating up on Florida. IU swept all eight relays at the tri meet and won 25 of 42 swimming events between men and women.

Hoosiers Earn Three Wins Over Tennessee and Kentucky

The No. 1-ranked Hoosier men (4-0) extended the team’s dual-meet win-streak to 17-straight, beating No. 15 Tennessee, 165-135, and Kentucky, 223-84. The No. 7-ranked Indiana women took down No. 15 Kentucky, 157-143, but were edged by No. 12 Tennessee, 159-141. The Hoosier women move to 2-2 on the dual meet season.

Overall, the men’s and women’s squads combined to win 14 events on the afternoon. The Hoosiers continued to swim fast early in the season, posting seven times in the top-10 across the country, including two best times in the nation.

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 FinnertyLilly 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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