Indiana Men Finish Third at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

The Indiana University men’s swimming and diving team is posting results that bring to mind the glory days.

IU capped off a big week at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday night with accomplishments that haven’t been seen in nearly half a century.

As a team, the Hoosiers placed third overall at the event with a total score of 385.5 points. California won the team title with a score of 560.  The host Texas Longhorns saw their four year winning streak snapped as they finished in second place with a total of 475.

It was the second straight third-place finish for IU, and with that Indiana has posted back-to-back top-3 finishes at the NCAA Championships for the first time in 44 years.

IU finished in the top-3 of the NCAA’s in 12-straight years from 1964 to 1975.  The Hoosiers won the team title six times during that stretch.

There was no team title in 2019, but several individuals had a successful meet, as both IU swimmers and divers won All-American honors.

Over the course of the NCAA Championships, the Hoosiers had 13 individuals earn a total of 38 All-America honors.

Zach Apple led the way for IU with seven.

2019 Indiana All-America Honors (via IU Athletics)

Zach Apple (7) – 800 Freestyle Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, 50 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle Relay

Zane Backes (1) – 100 Breaststroke

Bruno Blaskovic (3) – 200 Freestyle Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Freestyle Relay

Michael Brinegar (1) – 1,650 Freestyle

Mikey Calvillo (1) – 1,650 Freestyle

Andrew Capobianco (1) – 3-Meter Dive

James Connor (1) – 1-Meter Dive

Gabriel Fantoni (3) – 400 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke (HM), 200 Medley Relay (HM)

Ian Finnerty (6) – 800 Freestyle Relay, 200 IM, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 200 Breaststroke

Jack Franzman (1) – 400 Freestyle Relay

Brandon Hamblin (2) – 200 Freestyle Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM)

Vini Lanza (6) – 800 Freestyle Relay, 200 IM, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 200 Butterfly

Mohamed Samy (5) – 800 Freestyle Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, 200 Freestyle (HM), 100 Freestyle (HM), 400 Freestyle Relay

-Credit:  IU Athletics

 


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