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Tuesday, Feb. 27
The Indiana Daily Student


Schmidt, Ress receive accolades

Senior Eric Ress was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week and senior Darian Schmidt was named the Big Ten Diver of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

In a 186-114 win against Purdue on Saturday, Ress had two individual wins as well as two second-place finishes in helping the Hoosiers defeat their in-state

He earned an NCAA B-cut in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:37.68.
Ress also took the 200-yard backstroke victory against the Boilermakers.

Added to his victories, Ress placed second in both the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Ress has found his stride in the late parts of the season.

During the last two meets of the regular season before the Big Ten meet, Ress won five of his eight events.

Schmidt was named Big Ten Diver of the Week for the seventh time in his career as a Hoosier after diving against Purdue.

He had first-place finishes in both the one-meter and three-meter competitions.

Schmidt’s 397.95 points from the one-meter is a season-best score, and his 450.30 points on the three-meter marks the second time he has scored more than 450 this season.

Both scores are NCAA Zone diving qualifications.

The IU men’s swimming and diving team will compete Feb. 26 at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.

— Grace Palmieri

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