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Aly Tetzloff is splashing it up at Auburn.

The Crown Point product was recently named the Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Week by both the league and

The junior standout won the 100-yard backstroke (53.14 seconds), the 100 free (48.72), and the 200 individual medley (1:59.12) in No. 12 Auburn’s dual meet win over No. 16 Florida. The 100 back time matched her career best — done already twice this season.

She was also a part of the winning 200-medley relay with a 24.82 split, which was best in the field.

Tezloff leads the Tigers in individual wins this season.

• Michigan State’s Racheal Bukowski (Crown Point) was first in the 50 free with a new pool record of 23.14 seconds against Oakland. The senior also won the 100 free for the eighth consecutive time in Friday’s loss to No. 3 Michigan.

• Michigan’s Vanessa Krause (Chesterton) was a double winner in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly in a victory over Ohio State.


Northwestern has promoted Andrew Howe (Hanover Central) to associate head coach.

Howe, who is in his second season in Evanston, was a 2010 National Champion at 165 pounds while at Wisconsin.

A dominant college and high school wrestler, Howe was 122-10 in college at both Wisconsin and Oklahoma. He earned four All-America honors, three Big Ten titles and never finished lower than third in four trips to the NCAA Championships.

While at Hanover Central, he won three state titles and was 192-1 for his career. He also was a 2009 junior bronze medalist and a runner-up at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials.

• Michigan’s Stevan Micic (Hanover Central) won 19-5 at 133 pounds to lead the team to a stunning 19-17 victory over No. 4 Iowa in front of 10,418 fans on Jan. 27.

Micic is ranked fifth in the nation at 133.

Women’s track

Indiana State’s Taylor Austin (Griffith) broke the school's indoor 3K record at Saturday’s Meyo Invite at Notre Dame.

Running against some of the nation’s best, Austin ran the fastest time in school history by 12 seconds in 9 minutes, 23.58 seconds. The time is currently tops in the Missouri Valley Conference and 36th nationally.

Women’s basketball

Owens Community College’s Brenda Pennington (Bishop Noll) had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a win this past week.

Pennington is sixth in the NJCAA Division II standings with 5.6 assists per game. Owens (17-4) is ranked sixth in the latest NJCAA Top 20.

• Louisville’s Dana Evans (West Side) had four points, three steals and a game-high five assists in the team’s 89-52 victory over Wake Forest. Evans added a game-high six assists in a 77-41 victory over Virginia Thursday.

The Cardinals, who are 23-1 on the season, play at No. 1 UConn on Feb. 12.

Men’s swimming

IUPUI’s Josh Barajas (Lake Central) won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:43.26 and Mitch Mastey (Highland) was tops in both diving events in the team’s victory over Wabash.

In the same meet, Wesley Slaughter (Chesterton) was a part of Wabash’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, while Ben Klimczak (LaPorte) was the winner in the 100 backstroke.

Chris Dabrowski (Highland) was second in the 500 free for the Little Giants.

Men’s track

Marian’s Matt Wielgus (Crown Point) was fifth in the one-mile run and was also a member of the winning 3,200-meter relay team at Saturday’s Hillsdale (Mich.) Wide Track Classic.

• Indiana State’s Scott Schreiber (LaPorte) was third in the long jump with a personal-best 7.38 meters (24-2 ½ feet) at the Meyo Invite at Notre Dame. The mark also pushed him into ninth in school history and tops in the MVC.

Men’s lacrosse

Indiana Tech is ranked No. 4 in the preseason Coaches’ Top 10 poll. The Warriors feature junior goalie Joe Dosen (Crown Point) and freshman Brandon Phipps (Crown Point). Dosen helped the team to a 12-6 record last season and the program’s first-ever Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season title. The squad opens its season on Feb. 17.

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