Swimming and Diving Hosts Penn State, Virginia This Weekend
Nov. 14, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving teams will play host to their first home meet of the 2012-13 season as they welcome Penn State and Virginia to the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday.
Admission is free for the event. Spectators are encouraged to park in the Sunrise Lane lot across the street from the CBAC with the entrance off 10th Street.
The two-day tri-meet kicks off on Friday at 5 p.m. ET as the teams will contest the 200 freestyle relay, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 medley relay. The divers will compete in the women's 1-meter springboard and the men's 3-meter springboard.
The second day of competition begins at 11 a.m. ET with the 200 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 400 individual medley, 400 freestyle relay, women's 3-meter diving and men's 1-meter diving.
The Hoosier women are ranked 14th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll and are 2-2 on the season with wins over Kentucky and No. 22 Michigan. Their lone losses have come against No. 5 Texas and No. 7 Tennessee. Virginia is currently ranked No. 10, while Penn State is receiving votes in the poll.
The Hoosier women have been paced by freshman Brooklyn Snodgrass. Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 29 after her performance at the Texas/Michigan tri-meet, Snodgrass is undefeated this season in the 100 and 200 backstroke, and holds NCAA provisional times in both events.
Senior Ashley Specht has posted an NCAA B cut in the 100 breaststroke, while freshman Madeline Maher has hit the provisional mark in the 200 breaststroke. Senior Lindsay Vrooman has the top times this season in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle.
In the diving well, senior Amy Cozad has been the top performer on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, but has yet to compete in her best event, the platform.
The No. 7 Indiana men are also 2-2 on the season, with their only losses coming to No. 1 Michigan and No. 4 Texas. They have posted wins over No. 13 Tennessee and Kentucky. This weekend will be another test with Virginia No. 8 in the polls, and Penn State coming in at No. 24.
Indiana's depth has shown early this season. Sophomore Steve Schmuhl has already posted NCAA provisional cuts in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly, while also posting the team's top time in the 400 individual medley. Junior Cody Miller is off to another strong start with NCAA B cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and junior James Wells has posted a provisional time in the 100 backstroke.
Senior Jim Barbiere has been solid in the middle distances for IU with top times in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Junior diver Darian Schmidt, coming off an All-American season, has been the Hoosiers' leader on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard.
This weekend marks the second-to-last event of 2012 for IU. The team will wrap up the fall campaign at the USA Short Course Winter Nationals (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) and the OSU Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2).
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