Strong Finishes Conclude 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
The Big Ten was well-represented in the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Indiana finished in 10th place with 126 points, followed by Minnesota and Wisconsin in 12th and 13th place, respectively. Penn State finished in 20th place with 56 points, followed by Michigan in 22nd, Purdue in 30th, Iowa in 38th and Ohio State in 40th.
Indiana's Brooklynn Snodgrass earned an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.523, and Wisconsin's Ivy Martin claimed a fourth-place touch in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.24. Minnesota's Kierra Smith earned first-place honors in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:04.56, and Hoosiers' Gia Dalesandro came in sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.66. In platform diving, Indiana's Jessica Parratto claimed the championship crown with a score of 367 points, while Minnesota's Yu Zhou and Michigan's Carey Chen followed in fifth- and eighth-place, respectively. To round out the competition, Wisconsin's Ivy Martin, Chase Kinney, Aja Van Hout and Annie Tamblyn took sixth-place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:13.84.
Day 3 of the NCAA Women's Swmiming & Diving Championships Underway
The final day of the 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships is underway at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. Saturday's slate presents the the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving event and 400-yard freestyle relay.
NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 2 Recap
Through 14 events, Indiana sits in 11th place with 82 points, followed by Minnesota tied for 13th place with 66 points and Wisconsin in 15th place with 59 points. Penn State checks in at No. 17 with 50 points, followed by No. 26 Purdue with 24 points, No. 32 Michigan with 13 point, No. 36 Ohio State with five points and Iowa in 37th-place with four points.
Minnesota freshman Brooke Zeiger earned a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:05.27, while Indiana's Kennedy Goss recorded a fifth-place touch in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:43.52. Minnesota's Kierra Smith came in seventh place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.02, and Indiana's Brooklynn Snodgrass claimed a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.29. In the 800-yard freestyle relay, Indiana squad of Haley Lips, Goss, Grace Vertigans and Delany Barnard claimed and Penn State team of Alyson Ackman, Kaitlin Jones, Carolyn Fittin and Caitlyn Karr earned a sixth- and seventh-place finish, respectively.
Minnesota's Yu Zhou earned first-place honors in the three-meter diving event with a score of 410.25, and Indiana's Jessica Parratto came in seventh with a score of 340.95.
Day 3 of the NCAA Championships will begin with preliminary events of the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestyle relay, platform diving event and 1,650-yard freestyle at 11 a.m. ET. Finals of these events will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
Day 2 of NCAA Championships Underway
Day 2 of the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships is underway at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. Friday's slate presents the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, 3-meter diving competition and 800-yard freestyle relay. Preliminary heats begin at 11 a.m. ET, and the finals will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
NCAA Championships Day 1 Recap
Through six events, Wisconsin sits in fifth place with 52 points, followed by No. 16 Penn State and Minnesota, No. 19 Purdue and No. 23 Indiana. Iowa currently sits in No. 27, while Michigan and Ohio State are in 29th and 31st-place, respectively.
Wisconsin's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Martin, Kinney, Van Hout and Tamblyn placed fourth with a time of 1:26.98. Badgers' Ivy Martin also claimed a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.61, while Minnesota's Zhou and Purdue's Dunnichay came in third and fifth-place, respectively, in one-meter diving.
Day two of the NCAA Championships will begin with preliminary events of the 200-yard medley relay, 400- yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, 800-yard freestyle relay and 3-meter diving. Finals of these events will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
Day 1 of NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Begins Today
The 2015 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships begin today at 11 a.m. ET at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. Thursday's competition presents the 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle, 1-meter diving event and 400-yard medley relay.
This year's championships will feature 70 Big Ten student-athletes from 10 different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 30 individual titles, including a conference-leading 10 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. The complete list of Big Ten qualifiers can be found below.
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