Ashley Strouse

NCAA Qualifier Nikki Venema Using Final Year of Eligibility With Northwestern

Venema is a huge boost to the sprint free and fly events for Northwestern. She earned an individual invite to 2023 NCAAs.


NCAA Relay All-American Ekaterina Nikonova Transferring From Florida To Northwestern

Nikonova would have earned an individual NCAA invite this past season in the 200 freestyle and would have had the fastest 50, 100, and 200 frees on the team.


NCAA First-Year Head Coach Check-In: Michigan, Duke Thriving Under New Leaders

New Michigan head coach Matt Bowe led the Wolverines to a strong showing at the UGA Fall Invitational last weekend, showing early signs of progress.


Northwestern Newbies Ayla Spitz, Diego Nosack Win 200 IMs on Day 1 of Purdue Invite

There are many new faces on deck this season for the Northwestern Wildcats, including Cal transfer Ayla Spitz on the women’s side.

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Ashley Strouse Medically Redshirting 2023-2024 Season Due To Third Surgery In College

Strouse will have surgery for neurogenic thoracic outlet in her shoulder. Doctors told her that expected recovery time if 5-6 months.


Ayla Spitz Heading to Northwestern to Use COVID-19 Fifth Year

Backstroker and freestyler Ayla Spitz will transfer from Cal with best times that would have made 4 Big Ten ‘A’ finals this past season.


Northwestern Women, Minnesota Men, Take Overall Meet Wins In Big Ten Quad-Meet Showdown

Max McHugh (picutred) was one of the four event winners on the men’s side for Minnesota, as he took the 200 breast in a time of 1:54.96.


Soloveychik Breaks Oldest Minnesota School Record; Northwestern Women Dominate

Minnesota sophomore Bar Soloveychik relegated the Gophers’ oldest school record to the archives during Friday’s meet against Northwestern, Purdue, and Iowa. 


Sprint Freestyler Jasmine Nocentini Splits 26.82 50 BR In Northwestern Tri-Meet

Nocentini, the Northwestern record holder in the 50 free, experimented with breaststroke events in her team’s season opener and had some formidable results.


2022-2023 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: Pre-Season Edition

It should come as no surprise—the Virginia women rank #1 in our pre-season NCAA power rankings.


Northwestern’s Justine Murdock Clocks 2:12.0 200 BK to Close out IL Senior Champs

The final session of the meet saw Northwestern rising sophomore Justine Murdock beat out World Championships Bronze medalist Leah Hayes in the women’s 200 bk.

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Leah Hayes Clocks New PB 1:02.83 100 Back on 3rd Night of the IL Senior Champs

Hayes’ previous best prior to yesterday stood at 1:06.51, a time which she had swum earlier this month.

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2022 IL Senior Champs: Leah Hayes Clocks PB 1:10.49 100 Breast on Day 2

World Champs Bronze medalist Leah Hayes made her debut at these Illinois Swimming State Championships, taking the women’s 100 breast in a new PB of 1:10.49.


Highly-Ranked Recruit Ashley Strouse Undergoes 2nd Surgery in a Year

Northwestern freshman Ashley Strouse, the #14 recruit in the class of 2021, is on the road to recovery from surgery for the second time in a year.


2022 Women’s NCAAs: How Did Our Top 20 Recruits Perform As Freshmen?

Virginia’s Gretchen Walsh thrived as a freshman, scoring 54 NCAA points while winning the national title in the 100 freestyle.