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NCAA Division 1 Council to Adopt New Transfer Rules by January 2021

The NCAA Division 1 Council has committed to adopt a uniform transfer rule by January 2021, which will allow for more flexibility for student-athletes.

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How Texas, UVA, and Tulane prepped Katie Robinson to Lead Northwestern

Katie took us from humble roots in small-town Indiana and to the 2nd woman to lead a combined S&D program in a Power 5 conference

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Jamie Kolar Will Transfer from Illinois to Cincinnati for Final Season

Jamie Kolar has finished her undergraduate studies at Illinois and will use her final year of eligibility at Cincinnati while attending grad school.

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Big Ten Announces Distinguished Scholar Award Recipients

1,517 students competing in intercollegiate athletics earned the honor.

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Ellesmere Breaststroker Maia Hall Sends Verbal to Nebraska for 2021

At the 2019 Scottish SC Nationals in December, Hall finished in fourth place at all three breaststroke distances. 

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Ohio State Picks Up Phoenix Swim Club’s Mia Rankin for Fall 2021

Rankin is a versatile distance specialist with a great 400 IM, a swimmer archetype that has had a lot of success at OSU in the last few years.

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NCAA Extends Division I Recruiting Dead Period through End of August

The NCAA’s recruiting dead period for Division I schools has been extended through the end of August even as schools resume on-campus workouts.

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Nelson, Cope Among 106th Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipients

The award is given to one male and one female student from each school’s graduating class who has demonstrated excellence both academically and athletically.

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Rutgers Hires Villanova Associate Head Coach Casmera Wick as New Assistant

Wick spent the last 8 seasons on the staff at Villanova, where the Wildcats have won 7 consecutive Big East Championships in women’s swimming & diving.

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Northwestern Retains & Promotes Andrew Hodgson, Jake Tapp In New Coaching Staff

Northwestern will keep Andrew Hodgson and Jake Tapp on their coaching staff – both have been promoted to associate/assistant head coaching roles.

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2019 CIF Southern Section D2 Runner-Up Marly Lough Verbals to Penn State

Most recently, Lough competed at the Pro Swim Series stop in Des Moines, where she made the 200 back C-final (2:19.90) to finish 19th overall. 

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2016 Olympian Valerie Gruest Announces Retirement; Reveals Childhood Abuse

Valerie Gruest, who was 9th in the 1650 free at the NCAA Championships as a freshman, has officially announced her retirement from swimming.

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Watch: Remembering Morgan Burke’s Speech at the 2017 CSCAA Awards Banquet

After former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke died on Monday, the community is remembering him and his speech about cutting NCAA teams amid recent cuts.

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Asia Seidt Wins 2020 CoSIDA D1 At-Large Academic All-American of the Year

37 NCAA swimmers were honored as CoSIDA Academic All-America team members, with Kentucky’s Asia Seidt winning Team Member of the Year.

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Michigan Won’t Bring Swimming Programs Back to Campus in First 2 Phases

The University of Michigan has announced a 4-phase plan to return student-athletes to campus; swimming & diving wasn’t named in the first 2 phases.

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