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IU Junior Darian Schmidt Wins Big Ten Diver Of The Year

Last updated on Friday, April 5, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - For the second straight year, a Hoosier has won the Big Ten Diver of the Year Award.

Junior Darian Schmidt was named the 2013 Big Ten Diver of the Year, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Last week, the IU diver completed the 2012-13 season with two All-American honors at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. The Bloomington High School South graduate earned his highest finish in the 1-meter spring board event at the NCAA meet after placing sixth with a score of 387.90.

In the best 3-meter finish by an IU diver since Mark Lenzi in 1990, Schmidt finished third with 425.50 points.

At the 2013 Big Ten Championship meet in Bloomington, Schmidt won the Big Ten title in the 1-meter and placed second in the 3-meter. That performance earned him the Big Ten Diver of the Championships award.

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