Hoosier swimmer named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year

By Gabrielle Reed
Published Mar 26, 2013 4:59 pm

An Indiana swimmer has earned the 2013 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year award according to an announcement made by the Big Ten Conference Tuesday.

Junior Lindsay Vrooman finished third in the 1,650-yard freestyle and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships last week. Winning All-America honors and breaking her own school record of 15:51.20, the Hoosier swimmer touched the wall at 15:50.83. In the 500-yard freestyle, Vrooman posted a time of 4:36.41 to add another All-American performance to her repertoire.

Vrooman won Big Ten titles in the 1,650 free, 500 free and the 800 free relay at the conference meet in February. She was also named Swimmer of the Championships. She set new Big Ten meet records in both individual events and was part of the 800 free relay that earned a new Big Ten record of 6:59.48.

Other Hoosiers who earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Year honors include Allysa Vavra (2012), Kate Fesenko (2009, 2010) and Susan Woessner (2002).

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