Lilly King Named Indiana University’s Athlete of the Year
The Indiana University Department of Athletics has named Lilly King one of the 2018-19 Athletes of the Year.
Lilly is the first athlete in school history to be named IU Athlete of the Year four times.
"Lilly King has been the most transformative swimmers in Indiana university's women's athletic history," IU head swimming coach Ray Loozeremarked. "The win this prestigious award four years in a row is very humbling given all the great athletes produced each year by Hoosier athletics. It has been a blessing to coach her these past four years."
Winning should be Lilly's middle name, with all of the titles and trophys that she has won, in her four years at IU. She has eight titles in her illustrious career to become the first woman in NCAA history to win eight breaststroke championships.
She has also won four more Big Ten titles in 2019, bringing her career total to a staggering 16. King also earned a remarkable 16 All-America honors in her four seasons at Indiana. She was also a four-time First-Team All-Big Ten and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
A two-time Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year award winner, King was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year three times and was also tabbed the 2018-19 Honda Sports Award winner for swimming and diving.