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Hixon named Big Ten Diver of the Week



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Michael Hixon, left, and Samuel Dorman, right, dive during the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminaries at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis on June 18. Hixon won a silver medal at the Summer 2016 Olympics and was awarded Big Ten Diver of the Week on Wednesday. Scott Tenefrancia Buy Photos

Junior Michael Hixon was named Big Ten Diver of the Week on Wednesday for the second time this season.

Hixon won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard competitions against Michigan this past Friday with scores of 430.43 and 443.33, respectively. The two victories gave him six individual crowns this season.

Hixon entered this season after winning a silver medal for Team USA in the 3-meter synchronized dive at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics. He also finished 10th in the 3-meter springboard per an IU press release.

IU takes on Purdue at 11 a.m. Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ben Portnoy

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