Indiana Sweeps Big Ten Swimming and Diving Honors
Jan. 11, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off wins over the No. 8 Michigan men's squad and the No. 15 Michigan women's squad, the Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept the Big Ten Swimmer and Diver of the Week awards, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Titus Knight took home the men's swimming honor, while Mick Dell'Orco was named diver of the week for the first time in his career. On the women's side, swimmer Taylor Wohrley and diver Laura Ryan were honored.
Knight took first place in two individual events and led Indiana to a victory in the 400-yard relay as the Hoosiers beat Michigan, 163-137, for the first time since the 1998-99 season in dual meet action. Knight swept the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles, posting a then-season best time of 44.83 in the 100 freestyle. In the 200 freestyle, Knight posted an NCAA provisional time of 1:38.17. The Austin, Texas, native led off the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 44.56 as the Hoosiers finished in 3:00.09, an NCAA provisional time and the second-fastest time for the team this year.
Dell'Orco earns the first weekly diving award of his career after posting two NCAA Zone qualifying marks en route to helping the Hoosiers defeat the Wolverines last weekend. On the platform, the sophomore earned a first place finish and scored a career-best 387.23. The St. Louis, Mo., native, continued his success on the one-meter springboard, where he finished second with a mark of 369.00.
Wohrley posted victories in every event swam and recorded four NCAA provisional cuts in the Hoosiers' 157-127 victory over Michigan last weekend. Wohrley opened the meet with the 200-yard medley relay and led Indiana to victory in a provisional time of 1:42.61. Wohrley then swept the backstroke events, posting an NCAA B cut of 54.89 in the 100 backstroke and a time of 1:59.42 in the 200 backstroke. She finished the meet by swimming the second leg of the 400 freestyle relay, which finished in an NCAA provisional time of 3:23.97. This marks the first weekly award of Wohrley's career.
Ryan earns the first weekly diving award of her career after a successful dual against Michigan last weekend. The Hoosier earned her first career victory on the platform with a season-best score and NCAA Zone qualifying mark of 350.85. On the one-meter springboard, the freshman earned an NCAA Zone qualifying mark and a top-five finish, placing fourth with a tally of 289.58.
The Indiana men are back in action on Jan. 22 when they travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to face Tennessee and Georgia in a double dual meet. The women will also compete on Jan. 22, traveling up I-65 to take on conference rival Purdue.
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