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Three Big Ten programs earned top-15 finishes at the 2011 NCAA Championships at the University Aquatic Center hosted by the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Michigan led all Big Ten squads with 181 team points to finish in ninth place for the third consecutive season. The top-10 finish marked the 11th consecutive for the Wolverines at the national meet.
Purdue's David Boudia collected a pair of national titles in the diving well at the 2011 event.Boudia scored 472.30 points from the 3-meter springboard to win his third consecutive title in the event.
A few weeks before the NCAA Championships, Michigan captured its 35th Big Ten Championship. The Wolverines totaled 678 points to earn the conference title to outdistance Indiana, which finished second with 604 points. Ohio State was third with 593 while Minnesota tallied 505.5 points for fourth place. Purdue collected 343.5 points to round out the top five in the final team standings.
Wolverine coach Mike Bottom earned Coach of the Year honors while Purdue's Adam Soldati picked up his third straight Diving Coach of the Year award. For their efforts, Minnesota's Michael Richards and Purdue's David Boudia earn Swimmer and Diver of the Championships, respectively. Michigan newcomer Kyle Whitaker earned the nod as Freshman of the Year. Indiana's Eric Ress captured Swimmer of the Year honors while Boudia was a unanimous pick for Diver of the Year after winning the past two seasons.
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University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Joel Maturi announce today the promotion of Kelly Kremer as the new men's and women's swimming and diving coach of the Gophers. Kremer is a 13-year veteran of the Minnesota staff.
"I'm very excited about the direction that this decision will take our Minnesota swimming and diving program, " said Kremer. "Ultimately, this will give our program a common focus and I truly believe this is best for our student-athletes and their swimming or diving experience here at Minnesota."
The combining of the Gopher swimming and diving programs comes after successful campaigns for both the men and the women during the past season, including the Gopher women's ninth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Kremer also guided the Gopher men to a 15th place in the national meet, extending the streak to 19 seasons with Minnesota placing in the top 15 at the national event.
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Michigan's Sean Ryan and Ohio State's duo of Elliott Keefer and Tim Phillips will swim for the United States at the 2011 University World Games Aug. 14-19 in Shenzhen, China.
Known internationally as the Summer Universiade, the multi-sport event takes place every two years and is considered the second largest international competition behind the Olympic Games. It boasts competitors from around the world and is open to student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28 who are less than one year removed from college or its equivalent.
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The conference office announced on Tuesday the 2011 Big Ten Men's Swimmer and Diver of the Year award winners as voted on by the conference's coaches. Indiana's Eric Ress captured Swimmer of the Year honors, while Purdue's David Boudia was a unanimous pick for Diver of the Year after winning the award the past two seasons.
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Day one of the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships is underway as the preliminary events begin at Noon CT at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Competition begins today with the 200 freestyle relay and concludes Saturday, March 26, with the 400 freestyle relay. This year's event will feature 62 Big Ten student-athletes from all ten participating conference institutions. Overall, student-athletes from 41 different schools will compete this week with 235 swimmers and 35 divers taking part at the national meet. Seven Big Ten teams appear among the top-25 in the latest CSCAA rankings. Michigan fronts all schools at No. 7, followed by No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Indiana, No. 15 Minnesota and No. 19 Purdue. Penn State and Iowa round out the conference contingent at Nos. 22 and 24, respectively.
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The University Aquatic Center and the University of Minnesota will play host to the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Competition begins Thursday, March 24, with the 200 freestyle relay and concludes Saturday, March 26, with the 400 freestyle relay. This year's event will feature 62 Big Ten student-athletes from all ten participating conference institutions. Overall, student-athletes from 41 different schools will compete this week with 235 swimmers and 35 divers taking part at the national meet. Seven Big Ten teams appear among the top-25 in the latest CSCAA rankings. Michigan fronts all schools at No. 7, followed by No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Indiana, No. 15 Minnesota and No. 19 Purdue. Penn State and Iowa round out the conference contingent at Nos. 22 and 24, respectively.
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Last week, seven Big Ten divers qualified for the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held March 24-26 on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The conference will send Indiana's David Piercy and Darian Schmidt, Minnesota's Andrew Brown, Ohio State's Christian Holstein and Purdue's David Boudia, Danny Cox and JP Perez.
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Michigan captured its 35th Big Ten Conference championship, on Saturday evening in front of spectactors at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The Wolverines earned the conference crown with 678 points, followed by Indiana with 604. Ohio State finished the meet in third place with 593 tallies, followed by Minnesota (505.5) and Purdue (343.5) rounding out the top five in the overall team standings.
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Michigan resumed its place atop the team standings after claiming three individual titles on Day Three of the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The Wolverines will enter the fourth and final day of competition with 461 points, 55 points ahead of runner-up Indiana. The Hoosiers also compiled two conference titles to amass 406 points.
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