Big Ten Medal of Honor: Margaux Farrell, Indiana Women's Swimming

Indiana women's swimmer Margaux Farrell

Margaux Farrell
Indiana Women's Swimming

Farrell is an 11-time All-American and two-year captain for the IU swimming team. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Farrell was named the 2012 winner of the Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship and has been awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. She earned her degree in journalism with a psychology minor in May. In March, Farrell earned a spot on the 2012 French Olympic Team and will compete at the Games this summer in London.

As a freshman in 2009, Farrell helped lead Indiana to a Big Ten team title by finishing fourth in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle at the Big Ten meet, while winning a Big Ten title in the 400 freestyle relay. Her sophomore year the Hoosiers won another Big Ten title behind her victory in the 200 freestyle, second-place finish in the 100 freestyle and Big Ten title in the 400 freestyle relay. As a junior Farrell led Indiana to its third-straight Big Ten Championships, winning a conference title in the 800 freestyle relay and placing third in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay.

Farrell capped off her IU career in 2012 with a Big Ten title in the 800 freestyle relay, fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle and seventh-place finish in the 100 freestyle. She leaves Indiana as the school record holder in the 100 freestyle, 800 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay, and has top-five times in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.