Feb. 23, 2013
Minneapolis, Minn. -
Minnesota Wins 2013 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship
Minnesota won the 2013 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships tonight at the University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The title marks the Golden Gophers’ second consecutive crown and fifth title overall.
Minnesota amassed 831.5 points over the four-day event. Indiana finished second with 671.5 points and Penn State was third with 498.5 points. Ohio State tallied 384 points, while Purdue compiled 363 points to round out the top five in the final team standings.
Minnesota took home six individual Big Ten titles and three relay titles. Head coach Kelly Kremer picked up Swimming Coach of the Year laurels for the second consecutive year, while Wenbo Chen was named Diving Coach of the Year. Golden Gopher junior Maggie Keefer was tabbed Diver of the Championships for the second consecutive season.
Indiana's Lindsay Vrooman claimed Swimmer of the Championships honors, while Hoosier teammate Brooklynn Snodgrass earned Freshman of the Year accolades.
2013 Big Ten Individual Honors
Swimmer of the Championships: Lindsay Vrooman, Indiana
Diver of the Championships: Maggie Keefer, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year: Brooklynn Snodgrass, Indiana
Swimming Coach of the Year: Kelly Kremer, Minnesota
Diving Coach of the Year: Wenbo Chen, Minnesota
2013 All-Big Ten Teams
Haley Lips, Indiana
Cynthia Pammett, Indiana
Brooklynn Snodgrass, Indiana
Dorina Szekeres, Indiana
Lindsay Vrooman, Indiana
Tess Behrens, Minnesota
Erin Caflisch, Minnesota
Maggie Keefer, Minnesota
Tori Simenec, Minnesota
Haley Spencer, Minnesota
Lauren Votava, Minnesota
Becca Weiland, Minnesota
Blake Zeigler, Minnesota
Shannon Draves, Ohio State
Alyson Ackman, Penn State
Paige Whitmire, Penn State
Ivy Martin, Wisconsin
Sara Delay, Indiana
Brenna Maclean, Indiana
Ashley Specht, Indiana
Sam Harding, Minnesota
Kiera Janzen, Minnesota
Jessica Plant, Minnesota
Kierra Smith, Minnesota
Devin Ste. Marie, Minnesota
Lauren Weis, Minnesota
Taylor Reynolds, Northwestern
Kelsey Moran, Ohio State
Angela Severn, Ohio State
Michelle Williams, Ohio State
Carolyn Fittin, Penn State
Merritt Krawczyk, Penn State
Katelyn Miller, Penn State
Lauren Gustafson, Purdue
Casey Matthews, Purdue
Mackenzie Tweardy, Purdue
Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Darragh McDermott, Illinois
Cassidy Kahn, Indiana
Lindsay Seemann, Iowa
Kally Fayhee, Michigan
Lauren Baisden, Michigan State
Samantha Harding, Minnesota
Sara Weinberg, Nebraska
Lauren Clifford, Northwestern
Shannon Draves, Ohio State
Paige Whitmire, Penn State
Lizzy Lyon, Purdue
Paulina Gralow, Wisconsin
Final Day of Competition at Big Ten Championships Set For Today
Saturday features the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 1,650 freestyle and platform diving, while the 400 freestyle relay will be contested during the evening.
Through 14 events, Minnesota has recorded 573.5 points. Indiana sits in second with 422.5 points, with Penn State in third with 342.5 points. Ohio State is fourth with 263 points, while Purdue rounds out the top-five with 238.5 points.
Minnesota pulled into sole possession of first place heading into the final day of the Big Ten Championships. Through 14 events, the Gophers have recorded 573.5 points. Indiana sits in second with 422.5 points, with Penn State in third with 342.5 points. Ohio State is fourth with 263 points, while Purdue rounds out the top-five with 238.5 points.
Minnesota's team of Tess Behrens, Haley Spencer, Becca Weiland and Erin Caflisch took home the 400 medley relay with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:31.45. The Golden Gophers' Weiland also took home the 100 butterfly title with a time of 51.61, a Big Ten record, and Spencer won the 100 backstroke crown in 59.15. Indiana's Dorina Szekeres placed first in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:07.91, while teammate Brooklynn Snodgrass placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.07. Penn State's Alyson Ackman placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:44.83). Minnesota's Maggie Keefer won her second diving title in as many days, as she took home the three-meter crown with a score of 392.25.
Action continues on Saturday with a preliminary session set for 11 a.m. CT to be followed by finals at 6:30 p.m.
Complete Day 3 Results
Friday’s slate presents the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and three-meter diving, with the 400 medley relay contested during the finals.
After the second day of competition, Minnesota sits in first place with 303.5 points. Indiana is second with 211.5 points, while Penn State is third with 175 points. Purdue (142.5 points) and Ohio State (132) round out the top-five placing fourth and fifth, respectively.
Minnesota Leads After Day 2 of Championships
Minnesota jumps into first place behind three first-place finishes and one second-place time at the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Through seven events, the Gophers have recorded 303.5 points. Indiana sits in second with 211.5 points and Penn State is in third with 175 points. Purdue is fourth with 142.5 points, while Ohio State rounds out the top-five with 132 points.
Minnesota's team of Becca Weiland, Erin Caflisch, Blake Zeiger and Lauren Votava took home the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.43, while fellow Gophers Tori Simenec won the 200 individual medley title (1:57.11) and Maggie Keefer claimed the one-meter diving event. Indiana's Lindsay Vrooman smashed the Big Ten record in the 500 freestyle with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:35.41 and Wisconsin's Ivy Martin posted a meet record and an automatic qualifying in the 50-yard freestyle (21.86).
Action continues Friday with a preliminary session set for 11 a.m. CT to be followed by finals at 6:30 p.m.
Day 2 of Championships Set to Begin
Thursday's schedule features the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and one-meter diving, while the 200 freestyle relay will be contested during the evening finals.
Indiana and Minnesota Tied For First After Day 1
Indiana and Minnesota are tied after Wednesday's opening session at the 2013 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The Hoosiers and Gophers each tallied 74 points, followed by Penn State with 58. Michigan and Ohio State are tied for fourth with 56 points and Wisconsin follows closely in sixth with 54.
The Gophers began the evening with a school record and NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 200 medley relay (1.36.89), while the Hoosiers posted a Big Ten record and NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 800 freestyle relay event (6:59.48).
Action continues on Thursday with preliminaries set for 11 a.m. CT and the finals set for 6:30 p.m.
Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Begins Today
The University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota will play host to the 2013 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, which will begin Wednesday, Feb. 20, and conclude Saturday, Feb. 23. The championships begin Wednesday night with timed finals of the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays at 6:30 p.m. CT. Competition will begin at 11 a.m. CT Thursday through Saturday with preliminary heats, while finals will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT nightly.