BLOOMINGTON, Ind. October 19. SENIOR Sergiy Fesenko continued to add to his trophy haul this week after earning the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award, as announced by the conference office on Oct. 18. The Kiev, Ukraine native already snared IU Athlete of the Week honors earlier in the day.
"It is a nice accomplishment for Sergiy early in the season," Indiana head coach Ray Looze said. "He had a wonderful summer and this is an extension of his improvement as both a swimmer and a person."
In a tightly-contested 174-126 loss against defending national champion Auburn, Fesenko dominated the distance events by winning both the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle events. In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Fesenko torched the rest of the field by nearly three seconds by touching in 9:17.94. In the 500-yard freestyle, Fesenko turned on the jets in the final 50 yards to finish in 4:30.03, more than a second faster than any other swimmer.
Additionally, Fesenko placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.62, before leading off the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay.