Indiana Repeats as Men’s Big Ten Champions, Earns Fifth Title in the Last Seven Years

by Spencer Penland 7

February 27th, 2023 Big Ten, College, News



  1. Indiana – 1595.5
  2. Ohio State – 1290.5
  3. Michigan – 1163
  4. Wisconsin – 1014.5
  5. Minnesota – 785
  6. Purdue – 704.5
  7. Northwestern – 618
  8. Penn State – 577

Indiana has won their second-straight Men’s Big Ten title, opening up a massive lead on the final day of the meet. At the conclusion of Friday, it seemed overwhelmingly likely the Hoosiers would pull out the back-to-back win, and boy, did they, ending up 305 points ahead of Ohio State. As has been the case for some time now, Indiana was exceptional on the final day of the meet, thanks in large part to their historic program success in the 200 breast and platform diving. The title marks Indiana’s fifth in the last seven years and 29th in program history.

Starting with the 200 breast, the Hoosiers really showed their hand, and it was a good one. Though Minnesota’s Max McHugh won the race by a decent margin, Indiana went 2-3-4-5 in the event, racking up 106 points in the ‘A’ final alone. On top of that, Indiana was the only team with multiple swimmers in the ‘A’ final in the 200 breast, and they had four. Additionally, IU’s top three finishers, Josh Matheny, Jassen Yep, and Max Reich will qualify for NCAAs in the event.

Platform diving was an even better performance for Indiana, seeing the Hoosiers prove why they are one of the top diving programs in the NCAA. Indiana went 1-2-3 in the event, with sophomores Tyler Carson and Quinn Henninger leading the way, while fifth year Andrew Capobianco, the defending champion, came in third. The Hoosiers also earned a fifth-place finish out of freshman Max Weinrich.

In total, Indiana scored 130 points in platform diving. Between that and the 200 breast, Indiana picked up 236 points, which is just shy of 15 percent of their total score of 1595.5.

The Hoosiers were great all around, however, seeing all 21 of their athletes on the scoring roster earn points. On top of that, 17 of the 21 scored over 50 points, highlighting a fantastic team performance by Indiana. Here is a look at all the Indiana swimmers and divers who scored points.

Indiana Scoring Athletes:

Indiana Event Winners:

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Feeling blue…
7 months ago

Athletes receive review, critique and coaching for improvement after practice, racing, and meets. Do coaches get any review of their season and championship performance? Seems like a great coaching metric would be which athletes are no longer with the program and based on their previous/current performance how would being able to retain them have impacted the season/championship results. If they would have stayed could they have become champions?

7 months ago

Indiana diving could have the best diving group in the history of the NCAA in a long time. They could legitimately see 100-120 points on the boards this year

7 months ago

Curious to know the logic behind picking Minnesota last. Never trailed Purdue, PSU, Northwestern for the entirety of the meet following Night 1 Relays.

7 months ago

Who the hell wrote the B1G fan guide and had Minnesota getting 8th? Looks like they outswam a couple of teams and got 5th. Pretty embarrassing lack of research there. GG Indiana on another title

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Reply to  G-man
7 months ago

Imagine being this chuffed about finishing *5th*.

Looks like Minny lacks the ability to compete for Big Ten titles. Pretty embarassing lack of work ethic there. GG Indiana on another title

^^^see how dumb this sounds?

Reply to  G-man
7 months ago

Nobody cares.

Work harder.

Reply to  G-man
7 months ago

To quote the immortal Ricky Bobby, “If you’re not first, you’re last.”