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College Swimming Weekend Roundup: 10/30/17-11/5/17

Texas A&M’s win over the Texas men was the biggest headline of the weekend, while the Texas women’s win over A&M was an upset in its own right.

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Michigan Releases Hype Video After Quad Meet Victory (Video)

The Michigan men and women wrapped up an intense meet with some of the best teams in the conference, putting forth big swims and securing wins on both sides

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Rutgers Welcomes Carmen Young As Director Of Player Development

Rutgers swimming and diving head coach Petra Martin announced today the addition of Carmen Young to the Scarlet Knights’ support staff as the Volunteer Director of Player Development.

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Ohio State’s Freya Rayner Garners Women’s Big Ten Freshman Of The Week

Ohio State’s Freya Rayner helped Ohio State win three races in a triangular meet against Denison and Akron.

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Wisconsin’s Novinski Earns Big Ten Men’s Freshman Of The Week

Wisconsin’s Matt Novinski on the 100 backstroke in the Badgers’ quad dual at Minnesota with a time of 48.04.

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NCAA Fall Season Marked By Notable Absences

The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.

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Penn State’s Steve Barnes Previews New Aquatic Facilities (Video)

Penn State Assistant Coach Steve Barnes took a moment to speak with SwimSwam about how the team performed at the B1G Pack the Pool quadruple dual meet last weekend and the program’s development since last year.

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Ohio State Gets Commitment from Dynamo’s Alissa Cook

She’ll be keeping the Cooks at Ohio State next season. Her sister, Kathleen Cook, is a senior swimmer for the Buckeyes this year.

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Indiana To Host Notre Dame, Cincinnati On Thursday

The No. 1/9 Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host No. 13/18 Notre Dame and Cincinnati in a double-dual meet at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday.

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Life Update on David Plummer: “It’s Been a Pretty Fun Ride” (Video)

SwimSwam catches up with 2016 Olympic gold medalist David Plummer to talk about how life has changed since retiring almost one year ago.

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Ohio State’s Liz Li Training In China, To Return In January

Big Ten champ and sprint star Liz Li is currently in China fulfilling national team training obligations, but will return to Ohio State in January for the postseason.

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G Ryan Out With Injury, Expected To Return For UGA Invite

The Michigan Wolverines should be getting a big boost in the next month or so, as multi-time All-American G Ryan is expected to rejoin the team for a mid-season invite.

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Iowa Heads To Minnesota Diving Invitational

The University of Iowa diving team travels to Minneapolis this week to compete at the Minnesota Diving Invitational.

Hosted by the University of Minnesota, the meet will take place at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center from Thursday through Saturday. The women’s and men’s 1-meter and 3-meter finals will start at 5 p.m. (CT) Thursday and Friday, while platform diving will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Junior Will Brenner leads the men’s squad off the 1-meter this season with a season-best score 353.65. Freshman Anton Hoherz leads the Hawkeyes off the 3-meter after posting a 387.50 score against Purdue — a score that ranks third all-time in the UI record books. Hoherz was named Big Ten Freshman and Diver of the Week on Oct. 11.

On the women’s side, Junior Jacintha Thomas leads Iowa off the 1-meter with a season-best of 307.60 — the seventh best score in school history. Thomas was named Big Ten Diver of the Week on Oct. 11. Freshman Jayah Mathews is Iowa’s top performer off the 3-meter after posting a season-best score of 315.00 against Michigan State and Northern Iowa, a performance that ranks 10th all-time. Mathews was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 1.

Following the Minnesota Diving Invitational, Iowa swimmers will travel to Minneapolis for the Minnesota Jean Freeman Invitational from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

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Michigan State Lands a Twofer with Verbals from Lucy and Claire Schenden

Claire (left) and Lucy (right) Schenden verbally committed to Michigan State for the class of 2022.

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Kansas Beats Nebraska in Second Dual of the Weekend

Kansas won 10 of 16 events to win their second dual meet of the weekend.

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