Men's Swimming

    Mark Lenzi  
    Mark Lenzi

    Administrative Assistant- Diving

    Sixth Year

    Mark Lenzi returns to his alma mater to assist the diving program as an administrative assistant. One of the most decorated divers in Indiana history, Lenzi won back-to-back NCAA titles in the 1-meter in 1989 and 1990. He was named NCAA Diver of the Year both seasons and added five Big Ten titles to those awards. After graduation he continued diving and preparing for the 1992 Olympic games. Lenzi was the 1991 and 1992 Phillips 66 Diver of the Year. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Lenzi won the gold medal on the three-meter springboard by 31 points, defeating China's Tan Liangde and Russian Dmitri Sautin. He was named the World Springboard Diver of the Year and was an AAU Sullivan Award nominee and finalist. Following the Barcelona Games, Lenzi retired from competition. In 1994, he earned a private pilot's license from ComAir Aviation Academy. Lenzi decided to take another shot at the Olympics, coming out of retirement in 1995. He competed in numerous international competitions in preparation for the Games. At the 1996 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, despite an injured shoulder, he qualified second on the three-meter springboard while setting the world record in the process. At the Olympic competition in Atlanta, again with an injured shoulder, he won a bronze. Lenzi received degrees in General Studies (1990) and Telecom (1997) from IU. He and his wife, Dorothy, reside in Bloomington.

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