Marie Marsman is in her third season as assistant coach at Indiana.
In her first season as a full-time assistant at IU, Marsman helped direct the women to their third-straight Big Ten title and a top-15 finish at the NCAA Championships. The Hoosiers won four individual and relay titles at the Big Ten meet and took home 21 All-America certificates at the NCAA Championships.
Marsman is no stranger to the program having served two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the Hoosiers from 2006-2008. During that time she also earned her master's degree in kinesiology from IU.
"Marie is one of the top young coaches in the NCAA and United States swimming," Looze said. "What attracted IU to her is Marie's passion for swimming, work ethic, coaching talent, and USA Swimming National Team background. I feel her addition to the staff is a perfect fit for Indiana and will help propel the Hoosiers to the next level of success."
Marsman left Indiana in 2008 to become an assistant coach at the University of Utah, where she spent the last two seasons developing and directing the sprint training program for the men and women. Under her tutelage Utah produced 19 All-Mountain West Conference swimmers and she helped coach swimmers to 15 school records. During her time with the Utes she served as women's recruiting coordinator and was responsible for maintaining the recruiting database, as well as planning and arranging all official and unofficial visits. Since 2009 she has also served as masters swim coach at the Steiner Aquatic Center.
"I am excited and honored for the opportunity to return to Indiana and work with such an amazing athletic department, swim staff and team," Marsman said. "The Hoosiers have had great success in the pool and in the classroom, and I look forward to contributing to and being a part of this rich tradition."
Prior to coming to IU Marsman spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach at San Jose State (2005-06). Marsman was also the head junior varsity swim coach for Mountain View High School in the spring of 2006 and the head junior varsity water polo coach at Mountain View in 2005. A 2005 graduate of Carleton College with a B.A. in political science, Marsman was an eight-time NCAA Division III champion in sprint freestyle events and is a former NCAA Division III record holder in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles. She was elected co-captain of the Carleton College women's swimming and diving team and was nominated three times for the NCAA Division III Female Athlete of the Year award. Also a member of Carleton's co-ed and women's club water polo teams, Marsman helped the Knights' women's team qualify for the national championships in 2002.
She competed at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea, earning a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay and was the only Division III swimmer to make the U.S. National team in 2002. Marsman also qualified for the 2004 Olympic trials in the 50- and 100-meter freestyles, and was a five-time senior national championship qualifier and four-time finalist.
Marsman, a standout swimmer at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., was a seven-time NCAA Division III national champion for the Knights. The Mountain View, Calif., native graduated with nine school records, including the 50-yard freestyle, the 100 free, the 100 butterfly and all five relays, and holds the NCAA Division III records in both the 50 free and the 100 free.
Marsman was a two-year member of Carleton's Student Athletic Advisory Committee, serving during the 2001-02 and 2004-05 school years. A 2004 Olympic Trials qualifier in two events, Marsman also competed at the 2003 World University Games in South Korea, winning a silver medal as a member of the United States' 400-meter freestyle relay team. Marsman graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in political science.
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