The story of this year’s NCAA championships was the performance of Cal’s sophomores.
The Big Ten announced on Monday the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer, Diver, Swimming Coach and Diving Coach of the Year awards, as voted on by the conference coaches.
Texas put two divers into the top 8 on the 1-meter board, though last year’s 10th-place finisher missed scoring. And Indiana will score one in the A final, though their 11th-place finisher from last year also missed scoring.
As we tick down the days to the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Miami’s David Dinsmore won the 2017 NCAA platform dive title, but lost last year to Colin Zeng and two freshman phenoms. All four return this year in what could be the most explosive diving event in recent NCAA memory.
Zone diving couldn’t have gone much better for the Indiana Hoosiers over the first two days: IU diver Jessica Parratto won the women’s 1-meter title, while Hoosiers James Connor and Andrew Capobianco went 1-2 for the second-straight day, this time on men’s 3-meter.
Indiana’s men went 1-2 on 1-meter to open the Zone C Diving Championships, while several top-10 contending teams qualified divers to NCAAs.
IU and Michigan appear to be gearing up for another thrilling team battle next year, as Michigan returns 1054 points, to IU’s 1008
Lanza won 2 of his 3 individual events to win a 3rd-straight Swimmer of the Championships award.
The IU Hoosiers still maintain their big lead heading into day 3 finals. Heading the Hoosiers is Ian Finnerty, who already broke his own B1G record in the 100 breast. Charlie Swanson also reps Michigan in the 400 IM.
Gus Borges’ father won the Big Ten title in the 50 free for Michigan in 1993. 26-years later, he’ll try to do the same.
Indiana’s James Connor and Minnesota’s Bowen Becker and Max McHugh were honored by the Big Ten with weekly accolades.
The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host the Louisville Cardinals on Senior Day on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center.
Mallory Comerford of the ACC will swim the women’s 100 freestyle on the opening day of the ACC/Big Ten College Challenge in West Lafayette.
Hoosiers’ James Connor and Vini Lanza and Gophers’ Max McHugh earn Big Ten men’s weekly awards.