King named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year — again

Lilly King has done it again.

The Indiana University junior was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year for a record third consecutive season, the conference announced Tuesday.

A six-time NCAA champion and 12-time Big Ten champion, King is the first woman in Big Ten history to both receive the award three consecutive years and win it three times overall.

At last week’s NCAA Championships, King commanded the breaststroke events by winning her third consecutive NCAA title in both the 100 and 200 breast. The Evansville native posted new records in each event, resetting the American, NCAA, NCAA Meet, U.S. Open, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion pool and IU school records with times of 56.25 in the 100 breast and 2:02.60 in the 200 breast.

She also helped the Hoosiers earn the two best finishes for the program in relays at the NCAA Championships. IU placed second in the 400 medley relay and third in the 200 yard medley relay.

During the Big Ten Championships in February, King was named first team all-conference after placing first in the 100 and 200 breast for the third consecutive year.

King’s latest Swimmer of the Year honor is the ninth in program history. With King leading the way, a Hoosier has received the award in eight of the last 10 years.

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