Indiana Sweeps Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Awards

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten introduced 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. Indiana’s Vini Lanza turned into named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, while Andrew Copabianco turned into picked for Big Ten Diver of the Year. In addition, the Hoosiers’ Ray Looze secured Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year honors, and Drew Johansen earned Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year plaudits.

Lanza earned countrywide titles at the remaining weekend’s NCAA Championships. The senior took gold inside the one hundred-backyard butterfly (forty-four. 37) while also securing first inside the four hundred-backyard medley relay (2:59.70). Lanza gained the 100-yard butterfly name, his first man or woman NCAA Championship, placing a brand new Big Ten and IU school document time. He has become the primary Hoosier to win the one hundred-butterfly crown on the NCAA Championships, considering Mark Spitz finished his four-yr sweep of the event in 1972. Lanza’s win gave Indiana its seventh title inside the function in application history and earned his twenty-first All-America honor. Earlier this season, Lanza tallied five pinnacle finishes at the Big Ten Championships, finishing at the pinnacle of the podium within the two hundred-backyard butterflies and 2 hundred IM, in addition to turn into a member of the 200 and 800-yard freestyle relay teams and the 400-medley relay squad. As a result, the Brazil local become named a primary-crew All-Big Ten honoree. Lanza’s Swimmer of the Year accolade marks the Hoosiers’ fourth and second consecutive years because the Hoosiers’ Ian Finnerty claimed the respect in 2018.


Capobianco earned his first man or woman title on the NCAA Championships inside the three-meter diving event with a final rating of 461.65. In addition, the sophomore earned his fourth career All-America honor with his performance. At the Big Ten Championships, the sophomore took 2nd area in the one-meter and 3-meter occasions and took fourth in the platform dive. This season, Capobianco earned Big Ten Diver of the Week honors two times, even as additionally being named a 2nd-group All-Big Ten choice. The award marks the 13th time an Indiana scholar has won Big Ten Diver of the Year and the first seeing that Darian Schmidt claimed the award in 2013 and 2014.
Looze collects Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year accolades for the 5th time as the Indiana guys’ swimming teach and has earned it 5 instances throughout his tenure because the ladies teach. This season, he led the Hoosiers to the program’s twenty-seventh Big Ten Championship in program history and the 0.33 consecutive identify. For the primary time in forty-four years, Looze coached Indiana to a third-area finish at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season. Indiana received a complete of four NCAA titles this season, matching this system’s total from 2018. During the last two seasons, the eight NCAA titles are the most for this system because triumphing 9 in 1973-seventy four. The pinnacle-10 finish for the Hoosiers is the 7th inside the closing eight seasons.

Johansen earns Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year laurels for the 1/3 time after mentoring Capobianco to the 3-meter NCAA name. In addition, at the NCAA Championships, Johansen coached two students to All-America honors in Capobianco and senior James Connor. The plaudit marks Indiana’s 14th Diving Coach of the Year award and Johansen’s 2d consecutive.

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