Zane Backes

2019 Men’s NCAAs: How Did Our Top 20 Recruits Perform as Freshmen?

Last spring, the debate was Reece Whitley vs. Drew Kibler for the #1-ranked recruit in the nation. Turns out, neither of them were the highest-scoring freshman at NCAAs. Say hello to Minnesota’s Max McHugh.

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Men’s Recruiting Ranks In-Progress Analysis: All Classes Through 2019 NCAAs

It’s a tale of two classes for the men: the current junior class has been pretty lackluster, especially among our top-20 ranked recruits. But the current sophomores, led by #1 recruit Ryan Hoffer of Cal, have been outstanding through two years.

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2019 M NCAA Previews: Four Freshmen Gunning for 100 BR Runner-Up

Ian Finnerty already broke the 50-second barrier in the 100 breast, and is the clear favorite, but Carsten Vissering will face four freshman in the battle for second place.

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2019 Big Ten Men’s Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

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.

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2019 Big Ten Men’s Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

Today we’ll get to see NCAA record holder Ian Finnerty swim his best event, the 100 breast, where he holds the meet record in 50.72.

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2018 U.S. Winter Nationals: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Kylie Masse posted a strong 59.33 this morning in the 100 back, and she’s the favorite for the title tonight.

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2018 U.S. Winter Nationals: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

American Record holder Kevin Cordes is slated to swim the men’s 100 breast on day 3 at the U.S. Winter Nationals in Greensboro.

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2018-2019 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: First Edition

Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.

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College Swimming Previews: Finnerty, Lanza Set to Deliver #3 Indiana

All things considered, this IU team is stacked, and is a top 3 favorite with the potential to really explode and possibly rank even higher.

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Ranking the 2018 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

See also: Women’s classes #9-12 Women’s classes #5-8 Women’s classes #1-4 Men’s classes #9-12 Men’s classes #5-8 Individual recruit rankings…

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In-state Diver Cole VanDevender Will Be a Hoosier Next Year

Cole VanDevender of Fishers High School and Fishers Diving has signed an NLI to dive for Indiana University next fall.

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Versatile In-state Talent Paul Gabhart Makes Verbal Commitment to Hoosiers

Paul Gabhart of Lawrence County Aquatics and Bloomington South High School has announced his verbal commitment to Indiana University’s class of 2022.

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Winter Juniors West Meet Record-holder Zane Backes Verbals to Indiana

Zane Backes of Las Vegas, Nevada’s Team Rebel Aquatics has announced his verbal commitment to swim for Indiana University next fall.

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The Top 8 in Each Event from Day 4 of 2017 Winter Juniors Combined

SwimSwam has put together a list of the fastest 8 swimmers in each event from the two meets combined.

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2017 Winter Juniors West: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

The last session of the meet is tonight and will host the 1650, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.

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