Indiana Set For Regular Season Finale Friday Against Evansville

by SwimSwam 0

January 28th, 2022 Big Ten, College, News

Courtesy: Indiana Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana swimming and diving will conclude its regular season slate Friday (Jan. 28) when it hosts in-state opponent Evansville for a dual meet inside Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

“We look forward to hosting Evansville on Friday,” head swimming coach Ray Looze said. “This will be a great final tune up as we prepare for the Big Ten Championships.”

The Hoosier men are 8-0 in dual meets this season while maintaining a streak of 14 straight dual meet victories going back to 2019.

Friday, January 28 | 2 p.m. ET
Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center • Bloomington, Ind.
Opponent: Evansville
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Diving: Platform, 1M, 3M
Swimming: 200 Medley Relay, 1,000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 500 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 200 IM, 200 Freestyle Relay

Indiana sophomore diver Tarrin Gilliland was named the Big Ten Diver of the Week following her superb performance in IU swimming and diving’s win over Purdue last week, the conference office announced on Wednesday (Jan. 26). Gilliland won both women’s diving events, the Platform dive and 1-meter dive, while earning NCAA Zone Qualifying scores in both. Gilliland is the ninth Indiana athlete, fifth Hoosier diver and third IU women’s diver to win a Big Ten weekly award this season. IU athletes have combined for 15 such awards over six weeks of eligibility.

The NCAA’s reigning Platform champion showed her prowess once again, winning the event with an NCAA Zone Qualifying score of 304.58; a score nearly 20 points greater than the second-place finisher. On her fourth dive, Gilliland beautifully executed an inward 3 ½ somersault tuck from 10 meters to score a 74.40. She followed with a back 2 ½ somersault, 1 ½ twist pike that resulted in a 69.60 for her final dive.

Gilliland followed with a victory in the 1M with a 316.85, her second-best score of the season. Her best dive came in her second attempt as she converted a forward 2 ½ somersault pike into a 56.55. She finished well, scoring 49.50 and 54.38, respectively, on her final two dives.

The IU swimming and diving program sent 13 current, former, and Indiana Swim Club trainees, and two coaches to the Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo. The athletes returned with 11 medals. Three Hoosier Olympians, Michael BrinegarAndrew Capobianco and Tomer Frankel, are on the roster for the 2021-22 campaign. Capobianco earned silver in the 3M Synchro Springboard.

Six swimmers with Indiana ties have been named to the 2021-22 U.S. National Team roster: Zach Apple, Blake Pieroni, Lilly King, Annie Lazor and current Hoosiers Michael Brinegar and Mariah Denigan.

Five Indiana divers – Andrew CapobiancoTarrin GillilandKristen HaydenQuinn Henninger and Carson Tyler – qualified for the FINA World Championships from their performances during the 2021 USA Diving Winter National Championships in December that took place inside IU’s home facility, Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

During the meet, Hayden, a senior, became the first Black female U.S. Diving national champion, winning the Mixed Synchronized 3-Meter dive with Henninger.

No. 5/13 Indiana swimming and diving punctuated a perfect rivalry week for IU athletics, claiming two wins against Purdue Saturday (Jan. 22) inside Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

The Hoosier men improved to a perfect 8-0 this season while winning their 14th straight dual meet, a streak going back to 2019. IU’s women’s team got back in the win column, moving to 6-2. IU men’s swimming and diving has won 12 consecutive meets against Purdue going back to the 2010-11 season, while the women’s team is 11-0 since 2011-12.

Freshman Rafael Miroslaw turned in another dominant performance, winning four events, including all three freestyle sprints, while adding a pair of NCAA B Cut times.

Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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