Big Ten Duo Crowned National Champions on Day Two at NCAA's

March 28, 2010

The Big Ten saw two student-athletes capture national crowns on the second day of the NCAA Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan’s Tyler Clary swam his way to the top of the winner’s podium in the 400-yard individual medley and while David Boudia of Purdue collected his second national title in as many days in the diving well.

Clary set a new pool record when he touched the wall in 3:38.89 to earn his second-consecutive title in the 400 IM. The two-time NCAA champion opened up about a half-a-pool-length lead after the backstroke leg, finishing as the only swimmer under the 3:40.00 mark.

Boudia scored 494.90 points from the three-meter springboard to break the meet and facility records while defending his 2009 title. His score broke his meet record of 493.10 set at last season’s NCAA Championships, and also took down his facility record of 485.35 set at last month’s Big Ten Championships. The Noblesville, Ind., native won the fourth national crown of his career and second of these championships, following his one-meter triumph Friday.

Boudia, who with Friday’s win became the first diver in NCAA history to win at least one title from all three boards, is the first to sweep both springboard events at one championship since Georgia’s Chris Colwill in 2006. Boudia’s sweep marks the 35th time in NCAA history that one diver won both springboard events and makes him the 24th different individual to accomplish the feat.

The Wolverines remained in seventh place after the Day Two with 160 points, followed by event host Ohio State, who currently resides in ninth place with 96. 5 team tallies. 

The NCAA Championships will conclude with two sessions on Sunday.

Day Two Complete Results

Team Standings  - Through 14 Scored Events

1. California, 348.5
 2. Texas,  330.0
 3. Arizona, 269.0
 4. Florida, 260.0
 5. Stanford, 221.0
 6. Auburn, 215.5
 7. Michigan, 160.0
 8. Virginia, 100.0
 9. Ohio State, 96.5
10. Georgia, 92.0

13. Purdue, 58
T16. Minnesota, 41
30. Northwestern, 2