Hawkeyes to Compete Against Purdue

THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa men’s swimming team will host Purdue Friday, in the Field House Pool. The diving competition will begin at 11 a.m. follwed by the swimming events at 2 p.m.

LAST COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes competed against Michgan State and Wisconsin. Iowa came away with a victory at home against the Spartans 180.5-117.5. It traveled the next day to Madison, WI and lost to the Badgers 115-172. Leading the way over the weekend was junior Timo Klami. Klami placed first in all four of his diving competitons.

ON PURDUE — The Boilermakers opened their season at the Indiana Intercollegiates. They took first in the six team event The Boilermakers were led by depth, as they had six different swimmers take first in six different events.

HEAD COACH John Davey — Former Hawkeye all-American John Davey is in his fifth year as head swim coach. Davey is the only Big Ten athlete in any sport to ever be named conference Athlete of the Year in their sport four consecutive years. While at Iowa, Davey won 10 Big Ten titles and was a 10-time all-American.

DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Ryzde is in his 29th year as diving coach of the men’s and women’s teams at the University of Iowa, and is the dean of Big Ten swimming and diving coaches. Rydze has coached three Olympians.

QUOTING DAVEY — “This Friday is a very important meet for us. Purdue is a competive team, and this meet should be close. I look for Timo to continue to dive well. We look for him to continue his sucess. Our senior class should be very anxious to compete against the Boilermakers. They have been beaten by them the past three seasons and are looking to take a victory. I feel that the medley relays will be important to set the tone of the meet. It is going to take an overall team effort to get a victory against Purdue.”