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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