March 20, 2014
Strong Finish Concludes 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
The Big Ten was well-represented in the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Minnesota finished in 10th place with 136.5 points, followed by Indiana in 12th place with 118 points and 13th-place Wisconsin with 78 points. Penn State finished 18th (42), followed by Purdue in 25th (33) and Michigan in 30th (23).
Indiana's Brooklynn Snodgrass won the national crown in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.52. Hoosiers' Lindsay Vrooman finished fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:44.45, followed by Minnesota's Kiera Janzen in seventh with a time of 15:57.38. Gophers' Kierra Smith placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:06.76, while Purdue's MacKenzie Tweardy placed eighth in the platform divinge vent with 294.70 points. Wisconsin's Martin, Kinney, Van Hout and Palm concluded the meet with an eighth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Day 3 of the NCAA Women's Swmiming & Diving Championships Underway
The final day of the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships is underway at the University Aquatic Center. 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, Minnesota sits in 9th place with 91.5 points, followed by Indiana in 12th place with 73 points and Wisconsin in 13th place with 49 points. Penn State checks in at No. 16 after recording 33 points, followed by No. 24 Michigan with 23 points, No. 26 Purdue with 22 points and Ohio State at No. 38 with 8 points.
Penn State’s Alyson Ackman finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing the event in 1:43.81. Indiana’s Brooklynn Snodgrass recorded a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.05 seconds. In the three-meter diving event, Purdue’s Michelle Cabassol placed fourth with 370.65 points. Minnesota’s 800-yard freestyle relay team of Simenec, Plant, Votava and Janzen finished sixth with a time of 7:02.43.
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. CT. Finals of these events will begin at 7 p.m. CT.
Day 2 of NCAA Championships Underway
Day 2 of the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships is underway at the University Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus. 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.
NCAA Championships Day 1 Recap
Through six events, Minnesota sits in ninth place with 51.5 points, followed by No. 10 Wisconsin with 41 points and No. 12 Indiana with 33 points. Michigan sits in 23rd place with 11 points and Purdue is in 25th place with 7 points.
Wisconsin's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Martin, Kinney, Van Hout and Palm placed sixth with a time of 1:27.97. Indiana's Lindsay Vrooman recorded a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:36.06) and Minnesota's Kiera Janzen placed seventh with a time of 4:37.61. Michigan's Marni Oldershaw finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.88). Ivy Martin of Wisconsin secured a fourth-place finish with a time of 21.79 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle. Minnesota's Maggie Keefer recorded 328.20 points in the one-meter diving event, which was good for a fourth-place finish.
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 event. Finals of these events will begin at 7 p.m. CT.
Day 1 of NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Begins Today
The 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships begin today at 11 a.m. CT at the University Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus. 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 50 Big Ten student-athletes from nine different schools. The complete list of Big Ten qualifiers can be found below.