Hoosiers Sweep Big Ten Swimming and Diving Awards
Oct. 30, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off a dual meet victory at No. 18 Northwestern, swimmer Todd Patrick and diver Landon Marzullo were named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week and Big Ten Diver of the Week, respectively, the league office announced Tuesday.
Patrick recorded three individual first-place finishes and took part in the winning 400-yard medley relay squad as eighth-ranked Hoosiers triumphed over the Wildcats, 167-127. The Missouri native began the meet placing first in the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:49.06. His next individual win came in the 100 freestyle, clocking in at 45.05. Finally, Patrick won the 200 individual medley with a mark of 1:50.28. The Hoosier senior swam the third leg of IU's first-place 400 medley relay team coming in at 3:18.02. Patrick takes home his third career weekly honor.
Marzullo provided valuable points in the dual meet victory. The freshman swept both diving events, earning his first and second career victories. Off the one-meter, he posted a score of 328.20, distancing himself from the second-place competitor by more than 10 points. On the three-meter board, Marzullo racked up 296.48 points for the victory. The Ohio native garners his first weekly Big Ten honor.
Marzullo shared the diving honor with Frank Van Dijkhuizen of Iowa.
Indiana is back in action this weekend as it plays host to No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan in a double dual meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center on Friday. The first event gets underway at 3 p.m.
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