NCAA Championships Preview

March 19, 2009

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Student Rec Center Natatorium and Texas A&M University will play host to the 2009 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.  Competition begins on Thursday with the 200-yard medley relay and concludes on Saturday with the 400 freestyle relay.  This year’s event will feature 59 Big Ten student-athletes from eight different institutions.  In the latest NSCAA/adidas rankings, five conferences schools appear on the top-25 list.  Minnesota fronts all schools at No. 11 followed closely No. 13 Indiana, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 15 Penn State.  Northwestern rounds out the conference contingent at No. 23.