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IU will have 15 current and former athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics from Jul 23–Aug 8. Below is a list of competing athletes and coaches with assorted accomplishments and facts.

All photos were provided courtesy of IU Athletics, with quotes and a photo of Lilly King being provided by IU Studios.

Bailey Andison, 2019 graduate 

Event: 200-meter individual medley

Team Canada

Accomplishments at IU - Transferred to IU from Denver for senior season; two All-American honors in 200 IM and 400 IM at NCAA Championships; First-Team All-Big Ten.

Facts - No. 2 Canadian performer of all time in the 400-meter individual medley, represented Canada in the 2017 World University Games.

Zach Apple, 2019 graduate 

Events: 100-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle relay, 800-meter freestyle relay

Team USA 

Accomplishments at IU - Transferred to IU from Auburn for senior season; seven All-American honors as a senior in NCAA Championships; First-Team All-Big Ten; NCAA Champion in 400 medley relay in 2019.

Facts - 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier as a freshman in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle; 7-All American honors as a sophomore and five as a junior at Auburn; won a gold medal at the World Championships in Budapest in 2017 as part of USA’s 4x100 free relay; Five World Championships Medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze).

Michael Brinegar, just finished redshirt sophomore season

Events: 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - All-American honors in the 1,650 freestyle freshman and redshirt sophomore year; First-Team All-Big Ten 2021.

Facts - Took an Olympic redshirt season sophomore year (2019-20); mother Jennifer Hooker Brinegar also swam at IU and was on 1976 Olympic Team.

Andrew Capobianco, just finished redshirt junior season 

Events: 3-meter springboard, 3-meter synchronized springboard diving

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - Seven-Time All-American between 2018, 2019 and 2021 seasons; Two-Time Big Ten Diver of the Year (2019, 2021); First-Team All-Big Ten (2021). 

Facts - Won the 3-meter synchro event at Olympic Trials with former Hoosier Mike Hixon to earn spot on Olympic Team; five-time junior national champion; 2018 World Cup team member; 2019 Pan American Games team member.

Marwan Elkamash, 2017 graduate 

Events: 400-meter freestyle; 800-meter freestyle

Team Egypt

Accomplishments at IU - Transferred to IU from South Carolina for senior season; two All-American honors and First-Team All-Big Ten as a senior (2017).

Facts - Competed at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics for Team Egypt; had Egyptian and IU school records at Olympics in both the 400 freestyle (finished 16th with time of 3:47.43) and 200 freestyle (finished 24th with time of 1:47.52).

Tomer Frankel, just finished freshman season 

Event: 100-meter butterfly 

Team Israel

Accomplishments at IU - Seven-Time All-American; First-Team All-Big Ten; Three-Time Big Ten Champion.

Facts - Holds 5 individual and 3 relay national records in Israel. 

Jessica Gaudreault, 2018 graduate 

Event: Water polo (goalkeeper, selected as an alternate)

Team Canada 

Accomplishments at IU - Three-time Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) All-Conference First-Team selection; left IU second in saves with 995.

Facts - Made the Canadian National Team in 2017; helped Canada win silver medal in 2019 Pan Am Games.

Michael Hixon, 2018 graduate 

Events: 3-meter synchronized springboard diving 

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - Came to IU after freshman season at Texas; NCAA Diver of the Year as a freshman (2013-14); three-time First-Team All-Big Ten; 2018 NCAA champion in 1-meter springboard.

Facts - Won the 3-meter synchro event at Olympic Trials with current Hoosier Andrew Capobianco to earn spot on Olympic Team; second Olympics; earned silver at 2016 Olympics in 3-meter synchronized springboard diving.

Ali Khalafalla, 2018 graduate

Event: 50-meter freestyle

Team Egypt

Accomplishments at IU - Ten All-American honors between sophomore, junior and senior seasons; three-time First-Team All-Big Ten.

Facts - Second Olympics representing Egypt; placed 23rd in men’s 50 freestyle with IU school record time of 22.25.

Lilly King, 2019 graduate

Events: 100-meter breaststroke; 200-meter breaststroke 

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - 16 All-American honors in four seasons at IU; three-time Big Ten Swimmer of the Year; four-time IU Female Athlete of the Year; won NCAA Championships four straight years in 100- and 200-meter breaststroke; first woman in NCAA history to win both four-straight 100 breaststroke titles and four-straight titles in any event at NCAA Championships; first woman in NCAA to win eight breaststroke titles. 

Facts - Won gold medal at Rio Games in 100-meter breaststroke in 2016; also won gold as part of 4x100-meter medley relay team in Rio; still holds the 100-meter breaststroke world record of 1:04.13.

Vini Lanza, 2019 graduate

Events: 200-meter individual medley; 100-meter butterfly; possibly relays

Team Brazil

Accomplishments at IU - 21 total All-American honors between four seasons; Big Ten Swimmer of the Year as a senior; won NCAA championships in the 100-year butterfly and 400-yard medley relay.

Facts - Represented Brazil in the 2019 Pan Am Games, earning gold in the mixed 4x100 medley relay, silver in the 4x100 medley relay and bronze in the 100 fly.

Shae (Fournier) La Roche, 2014 graduate 

Event: Water polo - Attacker

Team Canada

Accomplishments at IU - Holds IU records for single season (95) and career (305) goals; one of only five players in NCAA history to have more than 300 goals; 2014 CWPA Player of the Year; first IU water polo player to earn Academic All-American honors; holds IU record for most weekly accolades from CWPA with 19 in her career.

Facts - Member of the Canadian Junior National water polo team; earned gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2008 and 2010.

Jessica Parratto, 2019 graduate 

Event: 10-meter synchronized platform diving 

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten; 2015 NCAA Champion in platform diving; 8 All-American honors in career.

Facts - Qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics in platform dive and synchronized platform dive; finished 7th overall in women’s synchronized 10-meter platform dive with IU alumna Amy Cozad; Qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics by winning the 10-meter synchronized platform diving event with Arizona’s Delaney Schnell.

Blake Pieroni, 2018 graduate 

Event: 400-meter freestyle relay

Team USA

Accomplishments at IU - Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten; seven All-American honors as a senior and five each year as junior and sophomore;  and co-freshman of the year in Big Ten; 2018 NCAA Champion in 400-yard freestyle relay.

Facts - 2016 Rio Olympian in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay Team that earned a gold medal; won two silver medals and one bronze at 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships; won a gold medal on Team USA’s 4x100 freestyle relay and a bronze medal on the 4x200 freestyle relay at 2017 FINA World Championships.

Gabi Rennie, rising sophomore

Event: Women’s soccer

Team New Zealand

Accomplishments at IU - Played in every game for IU and started four; assisted on one goal against Michigan.

Facts - Captain of New Zealand’s Under-20 squad; earned a bronze medal as member of New Zealand’s U-17 national team in the 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup.


Drew Johansen 

Head coach of U.S. Olympic diving team. 

Facts - Third time as head coach of U.S. Olympic diving team (2020 Tokyo, 2016 Rio, 2012 London); National Diving Coach of the Year in 2018. 

Ray Looze

Assistant coach of U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Facts - Previously an assistant for U.S. Olympic swimming team in 2016, has been with IU for 18 seasons; 16 seasons as head coach; 10-time Big Ten Coach of the Year; will be named to the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in September 2021.

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