Lindsay Vrooman went back-to-back to open the meet, winning the 1000 free and 200 free to set the tone for Indiana’s wins. Eric Ress won three on the men’s side to overcome Louisville’s sprint dominance.
Iowa experimented with a new strategy of voting different captains for each meet this fall, an idea Coach Long gleaned from other Hawkeye programs. With the regular season wrapping up, the 10th year head coach reflected on what the program learned from the experiment.
Mike Bottom and his staff will live-Tweet their big meet against Ohio State on Saturday.
Kyler Van Swol was named Swimmer of the Week after some dominant butterfly performances, while Manny Pollard won Diver of the Week for his work on the boards. Northwestern got in on the action with freshman diver Andrew Cramer earning Freshman of the Week.
Brooklynn Snodgrass won her 8th Big Ten Weekly Honor in just two years of collegiate swimming. Hoosier freshman Gia Dalesandro was also honored, as was Minnesota’s Sarah McCrady.
The Penn State women went into Annapolis, Maryland and emerged with a clean sweep win, taking all 16 events against Navy. The Nittany Lion men added a convincing 171-127 win of their own.
Nebraska won 9 of 16 events including career win #39 for senior Bailey Pons on senior day.
Indiana hands Purdue their first dual meet loss of the season.
The Golden Gopher men and women combined for 9 straight wins to close the meet in dominating fashion over a fired-up NC State squad that put up huge performances on the road.
In a meet that was decided by fractions of a second, the Northwestern men triumphed against the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes…
Kiera Janzen had a big 200 free win for the Lady Gophers while the Wolfpack men put up multiple season-bests on the way to a one-point day one lead.
“We hadn’t been home for a while, and they came together and swam tough right from the beginning,” said head swim coach Sean Schimmel. “They stayed sharp all the way through it. We had some great diving going on as well. A couple girls qualified for zones, which we hadn’t had before. I think for right now on Jan. 25 we’re in a really good spot.”
Oakland held late leads on both the men’s and women’s sides, but the Spartans’ relay prowess and depth was too much to overcome on the road, with MSU winning on both sides.
Tera Bradham, a member of the University of Arkansas swimming and diving program, was named a semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. The award honors collegiate and professional athletes who best display character, teamwork and citizenship. Bradham was among 31 semifinalists to be honored.
The Indiana women’s swimming and diving team will play host to Purdue Saturday, Jan. 25 in a dual meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. The meet will get underway at 11 a.m. ET.