Jan. 11, 2008
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No. 7 Indiana at No. 4 Michigan
Canham Natatorium- 1 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: Michigan 167, Indiana 133 (11/2/07)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Hoosiers will hit the pool for the first time since Nov. 30 as they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on Big Ten-rival Michigan on Jan. 12.
The two teams have already met once this season with the Wolverines posting a 167-133 win at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Nov. 2.
NEWS AND NOTES
Indiana is 3-2 in dual meets, most recently recording a 186-114 win at Kentucky on Nov. 30.
Indiana won 12 of 14 swimming events against the Wildcats.
Todd Patrick led the way with first-place finishes in three events (100 free, 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley).
Also placing first in three events was Ben Hesen (100 back, 200 back, 100 butterfly).
John Kevin Koehler was a two-time winner in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
Ben Hesen swept the 100 and 200 backstroke events, while Pat Penoyar was victorious in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
At the Ohio State Invitational, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, the Hoosier men had a strong showing with five top-10 finishes.
In the platform event, David Legler led the charge with a fourth-place finish, tallying a season-best 335.35 points. Landon Marzullo was one spot behind in fifth (331.10), followed by Will Bohonyi in 10th (286.50).
Taylor Roberts led the Indiana men's diving squad with a seventh-place finish in the 3-meter springboard.
On the 1-meter, Roberts took eighth in the (267.35), while Marzullo was 12th (284.40).
With no competition scheduled between Dec. 1 and Jan. 11, the Hoosiers swimming squad traveled to Puerto Rico prior to Christmas for its annual training trip.
Taking a short break from collegiate competition, seniors Ben Hesen and Todd Patrick traveled to Italy where they competed in the three-day Grand Prix Italy, Nov. 22-23, 25.
Hesen was second in the 50-meter backstroke on day three of the event with a time of 25.10. On day one he was third in the event but clocked in at 24.77.
Patrick was third in the 200-meter individual medley (2:01.38) on day one and third in the 100-meter IM on day two (55.28).
Due to a delay in construction of its new aquatics center, Tennessee's dual meet with Indiana has been moved to January 18 at 1 p.m.
Indiana remains No. 7 in the CSCAA Top 25 last released on Dec. 17.
The next poll results will be released on January 15.
Michigan is 5-1 on the season, most recently posting dual meet victories over Wisconsin and Northwestern (Nov. 17).
The Wolverines were also 167-133 winners over the Hoosiers in Bloomington on Nov. 2.
Tyler Clary has earned NCAA B cut times in the 400 IM, 200 Back and 400 Free.
Chris Brady has NCAA B times in the 100 butterfly and 400 free.
On the diving boards, Kyle Schroeder has qualified for the NCAA Zone in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard.
Head coach Bob Bowman, the 2007 American Swimming Coaches Association Coach of the Year, is in his fourth season at Michigan.
Michigan is 16-1-1 in Big Ten meets since Bowman took over the program in 2004.
COACH LOOZE ON MICHIGAN
"This is a good opportunity against one of the better teams in the country. It allows us to see the Big Ten pool (where the conference championship will be held in February) and a chance to show we are better than what we were in the first semester."
DIVERS MAKING PROGRESS
While most IU students were home enjoying the holiday break, the IU diving squad held an intensive training camp Dec. 21-Jan. 5 on campus to prepare for the remainder of the season.
"I could single out every single person on the team," said head coach Dr. Jeff Huber. "That is how much of an improvement we've had."
"We talked to the team after we had a pretty intensive training camp from Dec. 21 all the way up to Jan. 5. We told them afterwards, they were dog-tired but they really stepped up and we are just a different team, the team we want to be. I don't care where we finish. I don't know where we will finish but I do that the two things are under our control that we are going to do is be tough and work hard."
Talking about Kris Hill: "For example at the Ohio State meet he was real nervous on tower and now is stepping up there and wants to do well and be aggressive in all three events. That really typifies where we have tried to be with our program.
Indiana is No. 7 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Dec. 17.
Indiana was No. 8 in the preseason poll and No. 7 in the Nov. 7 poll.
Indiana is one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25, joining No. 4 Michigan, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 12 Purdue, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 16 Penn State ad No. 17 Northwestern. Wisconsin is in the also receiving votes category.
Indiana has meets coming up against No. 6 Tennessee (Jan. 18), and No. 12 Purdue (Feb. 9).
Indiana will travel to No. 6 Tennessee for dual meet on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. The meet was originally scheduled for Jan. 19.