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On April 28, Special Olympics Indiana-Monroe County will have a
fundraiser dinner and silent auction at AMVETS Post 2000 at 5227 W.
Airport Rd. in Bloomington.
IU diving legend Mark Lenzi has died at the age of 43.
A 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 3-meter, Lenzi was hospitalized in
critical condition March 28 for fainting spells and a dangerously low
blood pressure of 78/48, according to Fredericksburg.com. He was unable
to survive and passed away Monday morning.
Senior Margaux Farrell qualified for the 4X200 freestyle relay team at
the French National Championships this past week in Dunkerque, France. Farrell’s journey to the Olympics has been a balance between academics and her sport.
Heading into the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way,
Wash., IU junior diver Zac Nees said the team’s goal would be to finish
in the top 10 in the standings when it was all said and done.
Coming off last season’s 18th-place finish at the NCAA Swimming and
Diving Championships, led by then-sophomore Eric Ress’ two runner-up
finishes in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, the IU men’s swimming
and diving team will have to look elsewhere this year to earn points.
In addition to sweeping the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform dives, the
Hoosiers will send four of their elite competitors to Federal Way,
Wash., for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships from Thursday
The Hoosiers extended their streak to nine consecutive NCAA meets in
which the team has finished in the top 15 after finishing in 13th place
with 115 points.
As 11 swimmers and two divers have reached their goal of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, the Hoosiers will have ample
opportunities to score points and improve on last season’s 15th-place
Both Darian Schmidt and Zac Nees will advance to the NCAA Championships from March
22-24 after both finished in the top three in the 3-meter diving
Starting Thursday, IU’s diving team will compete in the 2012 NCAA Zone C
Diving Championships in Bloomington with the potential for divers to
qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships later this month.
Only one day before trying to qualify for the Olympic Trials in one of
her favorite events, the 100-meter freestyle, IU sophomore swimmer Sara
Delay found herself in the hospital with her life about to change.
The situation was all too familiar to IU’s men’s swimming and diving team.
As Indiana’s quest for its first men’s swimming and diving Big Ten title
in six years began Wednesday, the Hoosiers found themselves 20 points
behind at the end of the day.
Only three days after IU’s women’s swimming and diving team finished
second at the Big Ten Championships, the men’s team is on the road back
to Iowa City, Iowa.
More than 4,000 miles away from where their teammates were battling in
the Big Ten Championships, IU divers junior Amy Cozad, sophomore Laura
Ryan and IU Diving Coach Jeff Huber intently followed the results of the
competition live online.
Unfortunately for IU, a comeback never came as the Gophers
sealed their fourth Big Ten title in the final event of the
championships, beating the Hoosiers by a 680.4-651 margin
Despite another record-setting day at the Big Ten Championships,
Indiana’s women’s swimming and diving team has a lot of work to do if it
wants a fourth consecutive Big Ten title.
When the team entered the pool in the Campus Wellness and Recreation
Center at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, the Hoosiers came out
impassioned and ended the first day of competition in second place with
one win out of two races, only four points behind leading Wisconsin.
After months of preparation through daily workouts and meets against
top-tier competition, Indiana’s women’s swimming and diving team is
about to be put to the ultimate test.
The IU swimming and diving team is only weeks away from the Big Ten
Championships — for the women, only one week remains, and for the men,