Marie Marsman Named Assistant Swimming Coach at Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, September 20. INDIANA University head swimming coach Ray Looze announced today that Marie Marsman has been named assistant coach with the Hoosiers, effective immediately.

Marsman is no stranger to the program having served two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the Hoosiers from 2006-2008. During that time she also earned her master's degree in kinesiology from IU.

"Marie is one of the top young coaches in the NCAA and United States swimming," Looze said. "What attracted IU to her is Marie's passion for swimming, work ethic, coaching talent, and USA Swimming National Team background. I feel her addition to the staff is a perfect fit for Indiana and will help propel the Hoosiers to the next level of success."

Marsman left Indiana in 2008 to become an assistant coach at the University of Utah, where she spent the last two seasons developing and directing the sprint training program for the men and women. Under her tutelage Utah produced 19 All-Mountain West Conference swimmers and she helped coach swimmers to 15 school records. During her time with the Utes she served as women's recruiting coordinator and was responsible for maintaining the recruiting database, as well as planning and arranging all official and unofficial visits. Since 2009 she has also served as masters swim coach at the Steiner Aquatic Center.

"I am excited and honored for the opportunity to return to Indiana and work with such an amazing athletic department, swim staff and team," Marsman said. "The Hoosiers have had great success in the pool and in the classroom, and I look forward to contributing to and being a part of this rich tradition."

Prior to coming to IU Marsman spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach at San Jose State (2005-06). A 2005 graduate of Carleton College with a B.A. in political science, Marsman was an eight-time NCAA Division III champion in sprint freestyle events and is a former NCAA Division III record holder in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles. She was elected co-captain of the Carleton College women's swimming and diving team and was nominated three times for the NCAA Division III Female Athlete of the Year award.

She competed at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea, earning a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay and was the only Division III swimmer to make the U.S. National team in 2002. Marsman also qualified for the 2004 Olympic trials in the 50- and 100-meter freestyles, and was a five-time senior national championship qualifier and four-time finalist.

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