The Hoosiers and Wolverines will meet for the second time this season on Saturday. Jan. 7 at noon ET in a dual meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. The IU men are 4-2 in dual meets this year, while the women have a record of 3-3. The Indiana women are No. 8 in the most recent CSCAA Top 25, while the Michigan women come in at No. 22. On the men's side, Michigan is ranked No. 4 and the IU men come in at No. 10. For live results, Click Here. The squads last met in November in a tri meet that included Texas. The men lost to the Wolverines by a score of 216-84, while the women were 178-122 winners. Since that meet the IU women picked up a win over Penn State and finished fourth at the Georgia Invitational. The men defeated Penn State and Virginia, and finished fifth at the Georgia Invitational.
About the Hoosier Women (3-3) Indiana swimmers have five of the top six times in the Big Ten this season in the 200 freestyle, led by Margaux Farrell's mark of 1:44.47 set at the Georgia Invitational. Brittany Strumbel ranks second (1:45.18), with Nikki White third (1:46.84), Courey Schaefer fifth (1:47.09) and Allysa Vavra sixth (1:47.46). Farrell, Strumbel and White are also currently 1-2-3 in the 500 free among Big Ten swimmers. Taylor Wohrley currently holds the top time in the conference in the 100 back (53.40), while freshman Justine Ress ranks fourth (54.07). It is Ress who leads the Big Ten in the 200 back (1:54.41), while Wohrley is third (1:55.51) and Dorina Szekeres sixth (1:56.44). Allysa Vavra looks to continue her domination in the individual medley events. She set a new school record in the 200 IM at the Georgia Invitational with a time of 1:56.80. That is tops in the Big Ten by nearly three seconds. Vavra's top time in the 400 IM of 4:04.60, also recorded at the Georgia Invitational, is the third fastest in school history and tops in the conference by nearly nine seconds. After this weekend's meet at Michigan, the Hoosiers have just two more tune-ups prior to the Big Ten Championships. They will host Purdue on Saturday, Jan. 21 (11 a.m.) and Louisville on Saturday, Jan. 28 (2 p.m.).
About the Hoosier Men (4-2) After an early-season stumble against national powers Michigan and Texas, the Hoosier men have come on strong with two-straight dual meet victories (Penn State, Virginia) and a fifth-place finish at the Georgia Invitational. They also have wins over Tennessee and Kentucky this year. Junior Ryan Hinshaw currently ranks second in the Big Ten in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:19.01. He is also the top Hoosier in the 1,650 free, and sixth overall among conference swimmers (15:16.38). Freshman Steve Schmuhl leads the Hoosiers and ranks fourth in the Big Ten in the 200 back with a time of 1:44.51. Schmuhl is also fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:36.50) and 12th in the 500 freestyle (4:24.86). The defending Big Ten Champion in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, sophomore Cody Miller currently has the fastest time in the Big Ten in the 100 breast at 53.20. His 200 breast time of 1:57.12 is also tops in the league. He could also make noise in the 200 IM at Big Tens this season. Sophomore James Wells continues to show improvement and currently has the fourth-fastest time in the Big Ten in the 100 back at 47.61. Junior Daniel Kanorr leads the way in the sprint events and ranks eighth in the conference with a time of 20.12.
Cozad, Ryan Earn National Title Junior Amy Cozad and sophomore Laura Ryan teamed up to win a national title in the synchronized platform competition at the 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn. in December. Cozad and Ryan were in first place after the morning semifinal round, tallying 311.16 points, 13.86 points ahead of second-place finishers Jessica Parratto and Anna James. In the evening final they held off the team of Haley Ishimatsu and Mary-Beth Dunnichay, finishing with 632.70 points. Ishimatsu and Dunnichay followed with 626.58 points. By virtue of their finish the pair earned a spot on the U.S. team at the FINA World Cup, Feb. 20-26 in London, England. It is the second USA Diving national title for Cozad this year. In August she teamed with former Hoosier Amy Korthauer to win the same event at the AT&T Summer National Diving Championships.
Looze Coaches U.S. Squad at Duel in the Pool Indiana head coach Ray Looze served as an assistant coach with USA Swimming for the men's squad at the 2011 Duel in the Pool, Dec. 17-18 in Atlanta, Ga. The men easily out-distanced their European All-Star counterparts, winning 100.5-30.5. The U.S. women set America records in the 50-meter backstroke (Natalie Coughlin), 100-meter backstroke (Coughlin), 200-meter butterfly (Kathleen Hersey), 400-meter freestyle relay and set a world record in the 400-meter medley relay. Davis Tarwater set an American record for the men in the 200-meter butterfly Combining the men and women's scores, the United States easily defeated the European All-Stars, 181.5-80.5.
About The Coaches Ray Looze enters his seventh year at the helm of both the men and women's swimming programs and his 10th year of mentoring the men at Indiana University. Looze has guided the women to four Big Ten titles in his seven years at the helm of the program and led the men to a Big Ten crown in 2006. Diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber is in his 23rd season at Indiana. He has been recognized as the Big Ten Coach of the Year on 13 occasions (six for women's and seven for men's) and has coached student-athletes to 41 Big Ten titles and 18 Big Ten Divers of the Year in his 22-year tenure at IU.