Swimming dives ahead
What to know:
Iowa hosted both the men’s Big Ten and NCAA Championship meets this past season, a huge draw for both the university and community.
The Hawkeyes scored only a handful of points at the NCAA Championships and placed eighth at the Big Ten meet, but they qualified a handful of swimmers as well as a diver.
The men’s team is on the rise, but it will need a big recruiting class to continue to move up the Big Ten ranks.
Whom to Know:
Diver Addison Boschult conquered the tower at the NCAA Championship meet to score Iowa’s only points.
Boschult qualified for the consolation final on the tower and was named an honorable mention All-American.
Junior Roman Trussov qualified for the NCAA championships in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and Iowa returns medley relay members Jackson Halsmer and Jerzy Twarowski.
The Hawkeyes lost their best swimmer, Grant Betulius, to graduation, so someone will need to fill the big shoes of the best backstroker the program has ever seen.
The Big Ten is only going to get better next season, with Michigan always a perennial power and Ohio State, Indiana, and Wisconsin all building very solid programs.
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