Men's Swimming

    Hoosiers Set to Face No. 20 Northwestern

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    November 7, 2002

    Bloomington, Ind.-The Hoosiers will look to continue their three meet winning streak as they play host to the 20th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. The meet is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. It will be a coed meet with the Northwestern and Indiana women as part of Parents Weekend.

    Northwestern and Indiana last met during the 2000-01 season. The Wildcats were victorious, 79-61, in a tri-meet with the Hoosiers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

    Scouting the Wildcats
    The Wildcats come into the meet at 2-0 after downing Toledo and Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a tri-meet. The Wildcats defeated Toledo 128-103 and Wisconsin-Milwaukee 172-55.

    Northwestern had a pair of double winners, with freshman Mike Oxman and senior Tony Swanson

    Swanson took first in the 100 free (46.29) and 200 breast (2:08.64). Oxman won both the one-meter and three-meter. He scored a 245.30 on the one-meter board and a 240.95 on the three-meter.

    The Wildcats also won the Northwestern Relays by virtue of winning six of the 11 events. Northwestern won with 205 points followed by Toledo with 202 points.

    Reviewing Last Week
    The Indiana men's swimming and diving team moved to 3-0 overall, and 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 162-138 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hoosiers jumped out to an early lead and held on.

    Indiana opened up by winning the 200 medley relay with Iowa taking second and third places. Indiana used a strong performance from sophomore Temujin Gold in the 1000 free. Gold claimed the win with a personal best time of 9:40.37.

    Fellow sophomore Richard Bryant followed that up by winning the 200 free with a time of 1:42.22. Sophomores David Winck and Brian Ellsworth came in second and fourth respectively with times of 1:43.28 and 1:44.13.

    The 50 free was once again a strong point for IU as it went 1-2-4. Juniors Dale Ramsy and Mike Payne went 1-2 with times of 20.99 and 21.03 respectively. Sophomore Nicolas Burgess came in fourth with a time of 21.33.

    In diving, freshman Brian Mariano placed second on the one-meter with a score of 268.05. Junior Marc Carlton was right behind him with 266.03. Carlton though came back to win the three-meter 305.70.

    Senior captain Dave Schulze came up big for the Hoosiers on the night. Schulze was a quadruple winner on the evening claiming wins in the 100 and 200 breasts, the 200 individual medley and swam the breaststroke leg of the winning 200 medley relay.

    Bryant also picked up the victory in the 500 free with a time of 4:39.86. Ellsworth continued helping the Hoosier out with depth coming in third with a season best time of 4:45.86.

    Junior Matt Leach and sophomore Murph Halasz were each double winners for IU against the Hawkeyes. Leach won the 200 backstroke event and swam the opening leg of the 200 medley relay. Halasz was also a part of the 200 medley relay and won the 200 butterfly with a season best time of 1:48.72.

    Oh Captain, My Captain
    Senior David Schulze is the Hoosiers leader both in and out of the pool. Schulze is the Hoosiers lone senior swimmer as well as the team's captain.

    The Barrie, Canada native has made an even stronger contribution for the Hoosiers in the pool. Schulze was a quadruple winner for Indiana in meets against Evansville and Iowa as well as a double winner against the Hawkeyes.

    Schulze won the 100 and 200 breasts, the 200 individual medley and swam the breaststroke leg of the winning 200 medley relay against the Hawkeyes. Against Evansville, he won three individual events (100 breast, 200 breast, and 400 IM) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay. In the Michigan State meet, Schulze was part of the winning 400 medley relay and won the 200 breaststroke.

    Gamble Pays Dividends
    Indiana head coach Ray Looze, Jr. made a gamble against the Iowa Hawkeyes that paid off. Looze pulled top distance freestyler sophomore Richard Bryant out of the 1000 free and put him in the 200 free. In his place, Looze had sophomore Temujin Gold and freshman Mike Jones.

    Gold responded by winning his the first race of his collegiate career with a time of 9:40.37. Jones came in fourth in the event, just getting touched out at the wall.

    Bryant did his part as well. He went on to win the 200 free with a time of 1:42.22. The gamble helped the Hoosiers jump out to an early lead that propelled them to a 162-138 win.

    Need for Speed
    The Hoosier sprinters are proving that they maybe the deepest squad. In the first three dual meets of the season against Evansville, Michigan State, and Iowa. The Hoosiers went 1-2-3 in the 50 and 1-2 in the 100 against both Evansville and Michigan State.

    In the Iowa meet, the Hoosiers went 1-2-4-5 in the 50 free. Juniors Dale Ramsy and Mike Payne went 1-2 followed by sophomore Nicolas Burgess and freshman Blake Wallace at4-5.

    Against Michigan State, Hoosier sprinters claimed the top four spots. Junior Claes Andersson won the event with a time of 20.64. He was followed by Ramsy (20.85) and Payne (21.20) and Burgess (21.45). Against Evansville, IU went 1-2-3 with Ramsy, Payne and Burgess.

    In 100 free, Payne and Andersson went 1-2 against Michigan State, while Ramsy, Payne, Burgess and junior Adam Goff went 1-2-3-4 against Evansville.

    The Hoosiers sprinters also took top billing in the 400 free relay against the Spartans by taking the top two spots. Burgess, Payne, Ramsy and Andersson set the pace with a time of 3:05.81, while sophomores David Winck and Val Milkov, Wallace and Goff took second.

    Michigan State Review
    The Hoosiers opened up the Big Ten dual meet season with a 129-104 victory over Michigan State. Indiana now sits at 2-0 overall, and 1-0 in conference play on the season.

    IU won 12 of the 13 events against Michigan State, the only MSU win came in the 200 freestyle. The Hoosiers also went 1-2 in nine of the 13 events, including going 1-2 in both relay events. Sophomore Murph Halasz led the charge for Indiana as he was a triple winner. The Richmond, Va. native won the 200 individual medley, 200 butterfly and was part of the winning 400 medley relay. All three winning times in those events were Indiana season highs.

    Sophomore Richard Bryant, senior Dave Schulze and junior Matt Leach were all double winners for the Hoosiers. Bryant won both the 500 free and 1000 free. Schulze and Leach were both part of the winning 400 medley relay. Schulze also won the 200 breaststroke, while Leach won the 200 backstroke.

    Dominating the Competition
    The Hoosiers have dominated the competition in it first two dual meets. In the first two meets against Evansville and Michigan State, IU has won all but one event. The Hoosiers won all 16 events against the Purple Aces, and 12 of 13 against the Spartans. Indiana's only set back in that span was the 200 freestyle against the Spartans.

    Cream & Crimson/Evansville Review
    The 2002-03 Indiana men's swimming and diving team opened the season last weekend with the intrasquad Cream and Crimson on Friday and playing host to Evansville on Saturday.

    The Cream squad proved superior to Crimson squad 105-75. The Cream won seven of 10 events, including both relays to propel them to victory. For the Cream, sophomore Murph Halasz and junior Dale Ramsy were both triple-winners, while sophomore Richard Bryant won both the 200 and 500 freestyles. Juniors Mike Payne and Matt Leach and sophomore Jonathon Burgess led the way for the Crimson picking up individual victories.

    The Hoosiers dominated the out-manned Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday, 135-106. The Hoosiers won all 16 events. Senior Dave Schulze led the Hoosier cause winning three individual events (100 breast, 200 breast, and 400 IM) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay. Halasz was won both the 100 and 200 fly and was part of the 200 medley relay. Leach won both backstroke events, along with being a part of the 200 medley relay. Ramsy won the 50 and 100 free events and was part of the winning medley relay. Bryant won both freestyle distance events the 1000 and 500 for IU.

    First Year at the Helm
    Indiana swimming will have a new coach at the helm this season with Ray Looze, Jr. taking over the controls. He spent the last five seasons as Head Swim Coach at the University of the Pacific. Looze was named the Big West Conference Men's Swimming Coach-of-the-Year in each of the last four seasons. This past year, Looze led both the men's and women's teams to Big West Conference championships and subsequently was named the Big West Coach-of-the-Year in both men's and women's swimming. The Pacific women's team, which featured three All-America selections, followed its Big West title with a 15th-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Championships.

    Looze has brought in former Hoosier swimmer Brain Barnes as his assistant. Barnes still holds the school record in the 400 individual medley which he set in the 1994 season. He spent the last four seasons as the head coach of the Lawrence Aquahawks in Lawrence, Kan.

    Diving Success continues
    For the fifth consecutive season, Dr. Jeff Huber was selected the national coach of the year. U.S. Diving presented Huber with the Mike Peppe Award as the nations outstanding diving coach.

    This past July, at the 2002 U.S. Outdoor National Championships in Dallas, Indiana won the combined team championship for the ninth consecutive time and the women's team title for the fifth year. In all, Indiana University placed four divers on the national team.




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