Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
JUNIOR YEAR (2011-12)Placed 12th in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 15:13.57 ... Posted a career-best time of 4:26.43 in the 500 freestyle and finished 24th overall ... 32nd in the 400 IM (4:02.91-career best) ... third in the 1,000 free in a dual meet with Louisville (9:27.47) ... 15th in the 1,650 free at the Georgia Invitational (15:44.69).
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)
Put up a season-best time of 1:47.32 in the 200 freestyle in a dual meet at Virginia ... his season-best mark of 4:31.31 in the 500 freestyle came at Ohio State in February ... was the fourth-fastest Hoosier this season in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:21.37, good for seventh in a dual meet with Texas and Michigan ... clocked an NCAA B cut of 15:32.16 in the 1,650 freestyle at Ohio State, good for second place.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)
Competed in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships, posting a season best time of 4:38.89 (59th) ... also took 36th in the 1,650 freestyle (16:00.59) ... 24th in the 500 free at the Hoosierland Open (4:55.41) ... season best of 1:51.08 in the 200 free in a dual meet at Michigan ... sixth in the 1,000 freestyle at Ohio State (9:36.02) ... posted a season best of 15:47.13 in a dual with Purdue ... 15th in the mile at the Hoosierland Open (16:36.19).
Finished eighth at the Illinois state meet in the 500 free ... posted an All-American time in the 500 free and 200 free relay ... served as team captain ... set a school record in the 200 free relay ... earned three varsity letters ... parents are James and Diane Downey ... has two sisters (Meghan, Katie) ... plans to major in business ... born June 4, 1991.
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