The Illinois swimming and diving team earned wins over Illinois State (210-90) and Southern Illinois (176-123), while SIU defeated the Redbirds (187-113).
Collectively, Illinois State came out victorious in 12 of 16 events, while Hannah Pugh led Butler by securing three first-place finishes.
Missouri State has been unanimously selected by the league coaches as the favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference women’s swimming and diving title.
The Illinois State swimming and diving team had a triumphant evening as they defeated the Evansville Purple Aces with an end score of 172-71 on Friday.
The Indiana State women placed first with 170 points and defeated Saint Louis (102), Illinois State (74), Butler (68), Eastern Illinois (14) and Maryville (6). The Billiken men won eight events en route to the men’s title.
Diver Caroline Lecoeur, who has been a member of France’s Junior National Team since 2012, will join the Illinois State…