Feb. 17, 2007
Matt Grevers, Northwestern Senior
Member of winning 200-yard Medley Relay
"It's always great to win at the Big Ten championships. It is definitely rare to have guys good at each stroke. It's a great feeling and hopefully we can take this win all the way to the NCAA championships."
Alex Vanderkaay, Michigan Junior
Winner 400-yard Individual Medley
"It's great to be able to come out and win this. We have a great coach. We have great tradition here and sometimes it is a tough act to follow."
Kyle Bubolz, Northwestern Junior
Winner 100-yard Butterfly
"To be a three-time Big Ten champion has been a goal of mine since I was little because I grew up in the Big Ten. I was pleased with my time and this is a great goal to accomplish."
Bobby Savulich, Michigan Sophomore
Winner 200-yard Freestyle
"The 200-free is a big event for us and we just try to keep rolling along year after year and give everything we have each time."
Mike Alexandrov, Northwestern Senior
Winner 100-yard Breaststroke
"It feels amazing to win this race and I am even more excited about my time. It really hasn't sunk in I have the sixth-fastest time in the history of the event. We are always expected to win, but I think right now it is important for us to get as many points as we can so we can be ready tomorrow."
Ben Hesen, Indiana Junior
Winner 100-yard Backstroke
"It feels great to win, but it also feels great to win for my team. My favorite part of winning was looking over and seeing my teammates support and cheer for me. They were an awesome crowd of support."
Kellen Harkness, Ohio State Senior
Winner 3-meter Springboard
"This is awesome. It is so amazing to win this because I knew I would have to put up pretty good scores on my last two dives. Plus, it is extra special to win in front of the home crowd."
Matt Patton, Michigan Sophomore
Member of winning 800-yard Freestyle Relay
"The 800 is really rich in tradition here at Michigan and we are glad to be able to keep the tradition alive again."
Bob Bowman, Michigan Head Coach
Coach of leading team, day two
"Our program is based around 400 IM training, so we are a well-conditioned team. I'm just going to tell them to rest up and come in tomorrow ready to have one of their best prelims."