Indiana Wins 2018 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 25, 2018

Complete Results (PDF) 

MINNEAPOLIS – Indiana claimed the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The title marks the team’s second consecutive conference crown.

Indiana collected 1,658 total points throughout the four-day event. Michigan finished second after collecting 1,617.5 points and Ohio State was third with 1,300.5 points. Purdue finished fourth with 735.5 points, while Minnesota recorded 712.5 points to finish fifth.

The Hoosiers took home titles in 14 of 21 events at the Championships. Indiana’s Vini Lanza was named Swimmer of the Championships and Michael Hixon was tabbed Diver of the Championships. Michigan’s Ricardo Vargas claimed Freshman of the Year honors.

The complete 2018 All-Big Ten Teams and Sportsmanship Award honorees are listed below.

2018 Big Ten Individual Honors
Swimmer of the Championships: Vini Lanza, Indiana
Diver of the Championships: Michael Hixon, Indiana
Freshman of the Year: Ricardo Vargas, Michigan

2018 All-Big Ten Teams

First Team
Gabriel Fantoni, FR, IND
Ian Finnerty, JR, IND
Vini Lanza, JR, IND
Ali Khalafalla, SR, IND
Mohamed Samy, SO, IND
Blake Pieroni, SR, IND
Felix Auboeck, SO, MICH
Bowen Becker, JR, MINN
Michael Hixon, SR, IND
Charles Swanson, SO, MICH
Steele Johnson, JR, PUR
Paul Powers, SR, MICH
Luiz Gustavo Borges, FR, MICH
Evan White, SR, MICH
James Peek, SR, MICH
Brandon Loschiavo, SO, PUR
Bruno Blaskovic, FR, IND

Second Team
Matt Thomas, SO, MINN
Conner McHugh, SR, MINN
Tuomas Pokkinen, SO, MINN
Mokhtar Al-Yamani, JR, MICH
Kai Williams, JR, MICH
Patrick Ransford, SR, MICH
Ricardo Vargas, FR, MICH
Evan White, SR, MICH
James Connor, JR, IND
Tom Donker, FR, MINN
Thomas Cope, SO, MICH
Levi Brock, SR, IND
Nikola Miljenic, FR, IND
Noah Lense, SO, OSU
Nick Yang, JR, MINN
Paul Delakis, FR, OSU
Matthew Abeysinghe, JR, OSU
Andrew Loy, SO, OSU
Mossimo Chavez, JR, OSU

Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Indiana, Cody Coldren, Sr.
Iowa, Chris Dawson, Sr.
Michigan, James Peek, Sr.
Michigan State, Alex Duffy, Sr.
Minnesota, Matt Thomas, So.
Northwestern, Will Hofstadter, Jr.
Ohio State, Brad Shannon, Jr.
Penn State, Ryan O'Neill, Sr.
Purdue, Hudson Bursch, Sr.
Wisconsin, Anthony Lyons, Sr.