Ishtuganov Named IU Athlete of the Week
Jan. 30, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On a weekly basis, IUHOOSIERS.com will recognize the top performances in Hoosier Athletics by selecting an IU Athlete of the Week. For the week ending Jan. 29, senior men's tennis player Dmytro Ishtuganov garnered the distinction.
Ishtuganov led the No. 60 Hoosiers to their second straight doubleheader sweep of the season. Ishtuganov went a perfect 2-0 at the No. 1 singles position and 1-0 at the No.1 doubles position as the Hoosiers defeated Toledo, 6-1, and IPFW, 7-0, on Jan. 28.
The Kiev, Ukraine native improved to a perfect 4-0 at the No.1 singles spot this spring with his victories. He disposed of Toledo's Chris Clark in 40 minutes with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the top singles spots to get the ball rolling for IU. He was the first player off the court with a victory.
He continued his dominating performance with a 6-1, 6-3 win over IPFW's Landry Nzudie in the second match of the afternoon. The wins upped his season record to 11-4. His 11 singles victories are tied for the team lead.
Ishtuganov played the No.1 doubles positions with sophomore Dara McLoughlin against Toledo. The tandem got IU started in doubles with an 8-2 win over Tony Tran and Mohammed Al Nabhani. They were the first pair off the court with a victory and IU went on to win all three doubles matches against both Toledo and IPFW. For the year, Ishtuganov is 7-4 in doubles. His seven doubles victories also ties for the team lead.
Ishtuganov earned the IU Athlete of the Week honor from a list of deserving nominees. The list of nominees included senior Joe Dubuque (wrestling), senior forward Jenny DeMuth (women's basketball), sophomore guard/forward Robert Vaden (men's basketball), sophomore Todd Patrick (men's swimming and diving), senior Ryan Fagan (men's swimming and diving), junior Annica Lofstedt (women's swimming and diving), sophomore Christina Loukas (women's swimming and diving), senior Larra Overton (women's indoor track and field) and sophomore Brianna Williams (women's tennis)
The men's tennis team will have two weeks to prepare for their first grueling road trip of the season. IU will face No. 32 Louisville on Feb. 10 before traveling to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to face the No. 34 Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State the following afternoon. Both matches are slated to start at noon.
Hoosier Honor Roll
Senior forward Jenny DeMuth (women's basketball) - averaged 18.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during the week as the Hoosiers split games with Illinois and No. 16/16 Michigan State. She scored a game-high and season-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds and season-high six steals.
Sophomore guard/forward Robert Vaden (men's basketball) - hit a school-record tying eight three-point field goals on his way to a career-high 26 points at Iowa on Jan. 24. It also was the eighth-best mark all-time in Big Ten history and the 10th most by a player in Division I this season. Vaden leads the Big Ten in three-point field goals made per game both all games (2.71) and Big Ten games only (3.0).
Sophomore Todd Patrick (men's swimming and diving) - paced IU with three event titles (200-year medley relay, 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles) against No. 4 Michigan. He saw the freestyle led of the medley relay that swam the fourth-fastest time in school history with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:28.30. He recorded a first-place 348.83 to move into sixth all-time in the platform. Fagan won the three-meter with a 374.93, which is the sixth-best effort in school history
Senior Ryan Fagan (men's swimming and diving) - swept the diving events against No. 4 Michigan. He recorded a first-place 348.83 to move into sixth all-time in the platform. Fagan won the three-meter with a 374.93, which is the sixth-best effort in school history
Junior Annica Lofstedt (women's swimming and diving) - won four event titles (100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay, 50-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay) over the two-day double dual meet against No. 14 Penn State and Ohio State. She as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that swam an NCAA B-cut time of 3:24.70, which was the eighth-fastest in school history. Lofstedt also was a member of the 400-yard medley relay that registered a B-cut time of 3:44.77, which was the sixth-fastest time in school history.
Sophomore Christina Loukas (women's swimming and diving) - swept the event titles in helping IU sweep the top five spots in the one-meter and three-meter diving events. In the one-meter competition, Loukas won with a 322.20 tally, which surpassed the previous pool record.
Sophomore Brianna Williams (women's tennis) - won the Hoosiers' only match against No. 14 Duke on Jan. 29 in the No. 3 singles postion. Williams defeated Kristin Cargill, 6-3, 6-3. With the victory, Williams ran her season singles mark to 10-2.
Senior Larra Overton (women's indoor track and field) - In her first meet of the indoor season, Overton set a new personal best in the mile with a first-place time of 5:02.52.
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