Four Indiana swimmers and divers receive weekly Big Ten awards

Four athletes from the Indiana Swim and Dive program received weekly Big Ten awards on Wednesday, according to an IU Athletics Release.

Junior Brendan Burns won the men’s swimmer of the week title after winning the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly by significant margins on Jan. 14 against Louisville. His times placed him firmly in the national top ten in eighth place in the 100-yard butterfly and second in the 200-yard butterfly.

Burn’s freshman teammates Carson Tyler and Rafael Miroslaw won the Male Diver of the Week and Male Freshman of the Week awards, respectively. Tyler swept the yard and 3 yard dives and Miroslaw won the 100 and 200 yard freestyle races. Miroslaw also took part in Indiana’s first 400-yard freestyle relay to cap off his day against Louisville.

Tyler also had his best day of the season in the 1m dive, with a score of 411.83, to win the event by over 46 points. In the 3-metre dive, he narrowly beat Daniel Pinto of Louisville with a score of 387.60, winning the event. Tyler’s times put him nationally in both events.

Senior Kristen Hayden also won the Female Diver of the Week award, marking her first time since 2018. Hayden set a career best in the 1-metre board, finishing with a score of 319.50. She also won the 3 meter dive with a score of 362.10. Both results were NCAA zone qualifying scores.

The Indiana Swim and Dive team will return to the pool to take on Purdue on January 22.

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