Men's Swimming

    Burns: Diver of the Week (10-30-02)

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    Oct. 30, 2002

    Burns Selected Diver of the Week

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    Bloomington, Ind.- Junior diver Alex Burns was selected Big Ten Diver of the Week for his performance against the Michigan State Spartans. The Elletsville, Ind. native set a career best mark for in winning the one-meter competition.

    “Great for him, he deserves it, he has come a long way,” Indiana head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber said. “He was most improved diver last year and to win this is quite an accomplishment. Alex has trained hard. I think he is starting to see how much talent he has and what level he can dive up to. In the past, I would say he didn’t understand that and held himself back a little bit. That was a real break through meet for him. I can see it this week to he is diving pretty well. That is a great award, I am glad to hear he got it.”

    Burns is the first Hoosier diver since junior Marc Carlton won the award during the week of January 8 last season. Carlton won two Big Ten Diver of the Week awards last season.

    On the one-meter against Michigan State, Burns shattered his career best mark by nearly 50 points in posting a score of 321.23. The score was also a NCAA Zone qualifying mark.


     

     


       

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