Jessica Shpilko of Israel has announced her decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at FIU beginning in the spring of 2022.
Heading into Saturday night finals, a couple of events at the Purdue Invite could see some tight races between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.
The Purdue men lead night 1 of the Purdue Invite via strong diving performances from Gregory Duncan and Jordan Rzepka, while Northwestern leads the women.
Northwestern’s Ashley Strouse is capable of coming in and scoring at the NCAA level right away with elite best times in the freestyle events.
Nocentini swept the sprint free events at the 2020 Conference USA Championships, and she won the 100 and 200 free at the meet in 2021.
The Louisville Cardinals pulled off a 2-point upset, breaking NC State’s 6-year conference championship string on Saturday night.
While the lead swung back and forth, FIU’s diving group bailed them out heading into the 400 free relay, and they took number seven.
Maha Gouda’s victory on 1-meter and Lamija Medosovic leading a 2-3-4 FIU finish in the 100 back earned FIU a narrow 4-point lead over Rice going into day 3.
In the 500 free, Rice senior Ellery Parish took her third-straight C-USA title in the event, blasting a 4:44.77 to win by almost seven seconds.
Florida International emerged victorious in a crosstown dual with Miami as both schools recognized their senior athletes.
Houston still has 4 individual swimming qualifiers for the NCAA Championship meet, while Nocenti is FIU’s first qualifier this season.
29 swimmers age 18 or younger are projected to earn NCAA individual invites on the women’s side, including one 17-year-old.
Belousova has suggested she won’t be competing for Texas A&M at NCAAs – but the timing of a scratch could put one of two different USC swimmers into NCAAs.
The Panthers are now the first team to win 6 consecutive C-USA titles, and their score of 1044.5 is the highest score of any C-USA team champion.
Panther freshman Mandy Song won the 1 meter diving tonight, after taking the 3 meter title last night.