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Four Indiana swim and dive athletes earn Big Ten weekly awards

Spectators observe the Indiana University vs. Evansville swim meet on Jan. 28, 2022 at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. Four Hoosier swim and dive athletes earned conference honors this week.
Spectators observe the Indiana University vs. Evansville swim meet on Jan. 28, 2022 at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center. Four Hoosier swim and dive athletes earned conference honors this week.

The Big Ten announced Wednesday afternoon that four Indiana swim and dive athletes won weekly conference awards.  

Fresh off strong individual and team showings against formidable opponents in the University of Texas and Texas A&M University on Oct. 21, Indiana sophomore divers Quinn Henninger and Anna Peplowski as well as freshman swimmer Kristina Paegle earned the first weekly honors of their careers. Senior swimmer Brendan Burns tallied weekly award number six with the Hoosiers.  

The men and women swept Texas A&M University, and the men nearly upset second-ranked University of Texas but fell by just 10 points.  

Burns earned the conference’s men’s Swimmer of the Week honor following a sweep of all individual events he swam. His victory in the 200-yard backstroke saw him defeat defending national runner-up Carson Foster of Texas, out-touching him by just .19 seconds.  

Henninger earned men’s Diver of the Week after winning the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events against stiff competition. He has won three of four events this season, setting NCAA zone qualifying scores in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.  

Peplowski was named women’s Swimmer of the Week after three wins in Texas, including her second consecutive backstroke sweep. She also had great success in relays, helping secure a first-place finish in the 400 free relay and third place in the 200-medley relay.  

Women’s Freshman of the Week honors went to Paegle after she finished in the top four in all four of her events in Texas, including taking the top spot as part of the 400-free relay team that also included Peplowski. 

Indiana returns to action this weekend when it hosts the University of Missouri for the first home meet of the season. Competition begins 10 a.m. Saturday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.  

Follow reporter Nick Rodecap (@nickrodecap) for updates throughout the Indiana swim and dive season. 

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