2011 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Conclude
March 27, 2011
Three Big Ten programs earned top-15 team finishes at competition concluded Saturday evening at the NCAA Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. 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.
Ohio State picked up an 11th place finish, scoring 115 points, while Minnesota (91) and Purdue (88) placed 15th and 16th, respectively. Round out the conference contingent was Indiana (61) in 18th place, followed by Wisconsin (21), Penn State (14), Northwestern (7) and Iowa (4).
University of California was crowned champion with 493 points, while Texas (470.5), Stanford (403), Arizona (302) and Florida (291) rounded out the top five.
Indiana's Eric Ress and Purdue's David Boudia highlighted the final day of competition with runner-up finishes in their respective events. Ress set a new school record in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:38.96, finishing with All-America status. Boudia finished in second place on the platform scoring 479.10 points and was named Diver of the Championships. Purdue's diving coach Adam Soldati earned Diving Coach of the Championships, marking the third consecutive year both men won the awards from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.