Recently in Women's Swimming & Diving Category

Weekend Schedule

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
October 12
Iowa State at MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA
at North Dakota [1]
Milwaukee at WISCONSIN

October 13
NEBRASKA
at North Dakota [1]
Green Bay at WISCONSIN

[1] vs. St. Cloud State and North Dakota

Weekend Schedule

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

October 5
Minnesota at Michigan

October 6
Minnesota at Michigan [1]

[1] Michigan Water Carnival - Ann Arbor, Mich.

Indiana's Farrell Named NCAA Women of the Year Finalist

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Indiana women's swimming standout Margaux Farrell has been tabbed a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, which celebrates outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Farrell is an 11-time All-American and two-time captain for Indiana. The Hoosier recently won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics as a member of France's 4x200 freestyle relay team.  

In September, three finalists will be chosen from each NCAA division to form nine finalists and the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced Oct. 14.

NCAA Release

Indiana Release
Nine Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Team, as announced on Thursday. The Academic All-District team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found below.

Field Hockey
Eileen Brandes, Michigan (Biology, 3.92)
Kelsey Amy, Penn State (Fine Arts, 3.79)

Gymnastics
Michael Newburger, Ohio State (Mathematics, 3.94)
Miguel Pineda, Penn State (Biology, 3.98)

Rowing
Ulrike Denker, Ohio State (Business/Master of Accounting, 3.93)

Swimming
Andrew Elliott, Ohio State (Marketing, 3.85)
Lauren Roth, Purdue, (Psychology, 3.93)

Tennis
Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois (Mechanical Engineering, 3.96)
Garret Dunn, Iowa (Finance Accounting, 4.00)

Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Season in Review

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
The Big Ten women's swimming & diving season concluded with nine top-10 finishes on the final day of the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University. Minnesota recorded 131 team points at the championships, leading the Big Ten with an 11th-place finish. The Golden Gophers were followed by No. 13 Indiana (115), No. 15 Wisconsin (91), No. 20 Ohio State (34) and No. 22 Penn State in the top 25.  Among the individual highlights, Minnesota's Haley Spencer recorded a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke while teammate Ashley Steenvoorden placed fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (15:44.56).  Indiana's Amy Cozad placed third on the platform (329.35) and Ohio State's Bianca Alvarez recorded a runner-up finish in the 3-meter event with a score of 386.30.

NCAA Championships Qualifiers: Sixty-three Big Ten student-athletes from nine women's swimming & diving teams represented the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala., from March 15-18. The list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with qualifying time, can be found here.

Indiana and Ohio State Claim Yearly Awards: The conference office announced on Wednesday, March 21, the 2012 Big Ten Women's Swimmer and Diver of the Year award winners, as voted by the conference coaches. Indiana's Allysa Vavra captured Swimmer of the Year honors, while Ohio State's Bianca Alvarez took home Diver of the Year accolades. For the complete release, click here.

Wayne Duke Award Winners:
Indiana University women's swimmer Margaux Farrell and Penn State men's gymnast Miguel Pineda were named the recipients of the 2012 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award. The award is an annual scholarship recognizing one male and one female Big Ten senior student-athlete pursuing a postgraduate degree for achievements in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and leadership. It is given out in conjunction with the Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments. For the complete release, click here.

Gophers Claim Big Ten Title: Minnesota captured the 2012 Big Ten women's swimming and diving championships crown on February 18, on the strength of Tess Behrens and Haley Spencer on the final day of competition at the Campus and Recreation Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The Golden Gophers amassed 680.5 points over the four-day event. Indiana finished second with 651 points and Ohio State was third with 560 points. Wisconsin tallied 411 points, while Penn State compiled 379.5 points to round out the top five in the final team standings. To read more about the Gophers and Big Ten award winners, click here.



NCAA Championships Qualifiers

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Sixty-three Big Ten student-athletes from nine women's swimming & diving teams will represent the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala., from March 15-18. The list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with qualifying time, can be found below.

Indiana
Amy Cozad, Diving
Alexandria Day, 200 backstroke (1:54.95)
Margaux Farrell, 500 freestyle (4:38.79); 200 freestyle (1:44.47); 800 freestyle relay (7:00.82); 100 freestyle (48.90)
Lauren Jordan, 500 freestyle (4:41.86); 1,650 freestyle (16:07.62)
Brenna Maclean, 200 butterfly (1:56.77)
Justine Ress, 100 backstroke (52.92); 200 backstroke (1:54.41)
Laura Ryan, Diving
Ashley Specht, 100 breaststroke (1:00.38)
Brittany Strumbel, 500 freestyle (4:40.18); 200 freestyle (1:45.18); 800 freestyle relay (7:00.82)
Allysa Vavra, 200 individual medley (1:55.44); 400 individual medley (4:01.41); 200 breaststroke (2:08.79)
Lindsay Vrooman, 500 freestyle (4:39.64); 800 freestyle relay (7:00.82); 1,650 freestyle (16:00.44)
Jessica White, 500 freestyle (4:41.29); 800 freestyle relay (7:00.82); 1,650 freestyle (16:16.09)
Taylor Wohrley, 200 backstroke (1:55.22)

Iowa
Veronica Rydze, Diving
Rebecca Stoughton, 500 freestyle (4:40.82); 1,650 freestyle (16:14.14)

Michigan
Caitlin Dauw, 100 butterfly (52.50)
Amanda Lohman, Michigan

Minnesota
Tess Behrens, 400 medley relay (3:34.09); 100 backstroke (52.35); 200 backstroke (1:53.34); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.22)
Loren Brandon, 1,650 freestyle (16:11.24)
Erin Caflisch, 400 medley relay (3:34.09); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.22)
Kiera Janzen, 500 freestyle (4:41.75)
Maggie Keefer, Diving
Sarah McCrady, Diving
Jessica Plant, 200 freestyle (1:46.04); 800 freestyle relay (7:02.97); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.22)
Tori Simenec, 200 individual medley (1:57.96); 800 freestyle relay (7:02.97); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.22)
Haley Spencer, 400 medley relay (3:34.09); 100 breaststroke (59.92); 200 breaststroke (2:07.58)
Ashley Steenvoorden, 500 freestyle (4:38.00); 1,650 freestyle (16:06.96)
Rebecca Weiland, 400 medley relay (3:34.09)
Lauren Weis, 200 freestyle (1:46.07); 800 freestyle relay (7:02.97)
Hannah Whitehead, 200 freestyle (1:45.77); 800 freestyle relay (7:02.97)

Northwestern
Taylor Reynolds, 50 freestyle (22.42)
Jennifer Wilson, 100 breaststroke (1:00.14); 200 breaststroke (2:09.89)

Ohio State
Bianca Alvarez, Diving
Kelly Baird, 1,650 freestyle (16:15.20)
Phoebe Cater, 400 freestyle relay (3:16.53)
Emily Creran, 200 backstroke (1:54.40)
Megan Detro, 200 medley relay (1:37.76); 100 freestyle (48.73); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.53)
Shannon Draves, 200 medley relay (1:37.76); 100 butterfly (52.76); 200 butterfly (1:56.35)
Kelsey Moran, 200 medley relay (1:37.76); 100 backstroke (52.70)
Alexandra Norris, 400 freestyle relay (3:16.53)
Angela Severn, 200 medley relay (1:37.76)
Michelle Williams, 100 freestyle (48.57); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.53)

Penn State
Merritt Krawczyk, 200 individual medley (1:57.77); 400 medley relay (3:33.50); 100 breaststroke (59.68)
Samantha Palser, 200 freestyle relay (1:29.60); 50 freestyle (22.41); 400 medley relay (3:33.50); 100 freestyle (48.93); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Mackenzie Powers, 400 medley relay (3:33.50); 100 butterfly (52.25)
Katherine Pulos, 200 freestyle relay (1:29.60); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Erin Thomas, 200 freestyle relay (1:29.60); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Chelsea Weedman, 200 butterfly (1:57.26)
Paige Whitmire, 200 freestyle relay (1:29.60); 50 freestyle (22.33); 400 medley relay (3:33.50); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)

Purdue
Emily Fogle, 100 breaststroke (59.53); 200 breaststroke (2:08.72)
Lauren Roth, 500 freestyle (4:42.12)
Rhiannon Sheets, 200 butterfly (1:56.67)

Wisconsin
Danielle Beckwith, 1,650 freestyle (16:18.31)
Brittany Kimmitt, 200 breaststroke (2:11.32)
Ivy Martin, 200 freestyle relay (1:28.46)
Ruby Martin, 200 freestyle relay (1:28.46)
Laura Miller, 200 individual medley (1:58.51); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Amie Osten, 400 medley relay (3:33.94); 200 medley relay (1:37.34)
Rebecka Palm, 200 freestyle relay (1:28.46); 400 medley relay (3:33.94); 200 medley relay (1:37.34); 100 freestyle (48.95); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Monika Stitski, 400 individual medley (4:11.63)
Rebecca Thompson, 200 freestyle relay (1:28.46); 50 freestyle (22.04); 400 medley relay (3:33.94); 200 medley relay (1:37.34); 100 freestyle (48.28); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Aja Van Hout, 400 freestyle relay (3:16.12)
Ashley Wanland, 400 medley relay (3:33.94); 200 medley relay (1:37.34); 100 breaststroke (59.17); 200 breaststroke (2:09.26)

Weekend Schedule

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
February 3
ILLINOIS at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
Western Illinois at IOWA - 6 p.m. CT

February 4
ILLINOIS at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge - ALL DAY
Lehigh/St. Francis at PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
January 27
IOWA at Shamrock Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
OHIO STATE at Shamrock Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
Villanova at PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at Northwestern Invitational - 5 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA, PURDUE, WISCONSIN at B1G Quad Meet - 6 p.m. CT [2]

January 28
IOWA at Shamrock Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
OHIO STATE at Shamrock Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
NORTHWESTERN at NU Invitational - 10 a.m. CT
Louisville at INDIANA - Noon ET
Iowa State at NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT
ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA, PURDUE, WISCONSIN at B1G Quad Meet - Noon CT [2]

Legend
[1] Notre Dame, Ind.
[2] Minneapolis, Minn.

In The Polls

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Six Big Ten teams appear in the latest CSCAA Top 25 Poll, as announced on Wednesday. Indiana appears at No. 12, followed by Ohio State at No. 14. Minnesota sits at No. 15, Michigan checks in at No. 17, Wisconsin is No. 19 and Penn State is No. 20.

For the complete poll, click here.

Weekend Schedule

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
January 20
OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

January 21
PURDUE at INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET *BTN (Live)
ILLINOIS at NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
IOWA/Harvard at NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
Green Bay at WISCONSIN - Noon CT
MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Multimedia Store