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Lilly King named Big Ten Female Swimmer of the Year

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King adds yet another notable accomplishment to her career

Olympics: Swimming Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Although many Americans haven’t been following Lilly King’s career after the Rio 2016 Olympics, it hasn’t stopped her from continuing to dominate in the Big Ten and NCAA. Her dominance led to getting a second consecutive Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.

It’s easy to see why King was selected to receive such an honor.

During the Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis, King won the 100 and 200 Breast alongside winning the 200 IM. King was also apart of the 400 Medley relay team that finished in first as well. These results helped propel the Hoosiers to a second place team finish at the Big Ten championship and would help King earn Swimmer of the Championship title.

At the NCAA championships, Kind ended up as a champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. In the 200 breast, King not only broke an IU school record with a time of 2:03.18, but she also broke an NCAA and a U.S. Open record in a Hoosier uniform.

The sky is the limit for the Evansville native, who is only just completing her sophomore campaign here in Bloomington.