BLOOMINGTON – Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell and Lilly King, who made their splashes in different sports, were named Indiana University’s Athletes of the Year.
Ferrell left Indiana’s men’s basketball program as the all-time leader in games played and starts with 137 and was the first Hoosier player in the 21st century to win multiple Big Ten titles. King will be heading to the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., later this month.
Ferrell finished sixth in career scoring with 1,986 points and was the all-time IU leader in assists (633). He was second all-time with 272 three-point field goals made, but first in Big Ten play with 159. A Wooden All-American choice as a senior, he also earned All-American honors from The Sporting News, the NABC, USA Today, CBS Sports and The Associated Press.
For his career, Ferrell averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists and shot 39.9 percent from three-point range. He is the only IU player to ever lead his team in assists all four seasons.
King is coming off one of the greatest single seasons in IU women’s swimming history.
Among her accomplishments — NCAA Champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year, four-time All-America honoree, unanimous Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Big Ten Champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, Big Ten Rookie of the Year and first team All-Big Ten.
Along with becoming the first Hoosier to be named CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year, King became the first woman to win both the 100 breast and 200 breast at one NCAA Championships since Rebecca Soni in 2009. King is the 10th woman to win both events in NCAA history.
In her two NCAA-winning swims, King broke the American, NCAA, NCAA Meet, U.S. Open, Indiana school, Big Ten and Georgia Tech Pool records in both the 100 and 200 breast.
With her two NCAA titles, King became the first woman to win multiple national championships in one year. King is the first Hoosier — man or woman — to win multiple NCAA crowns in one year since Jim Montgomery in 1976.
At the Big Ten Championships, King was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and first team All-Big Ten after winning four gold and one bronze medals at her first conference championship.
King won gold in both the 100 and 200 breast, setting Indiana, Big Ten and Big Ten meet records.