Just over half of voters picked Michigan to surge to the top of the women’s Big Ten in 2021, compared to just 28% voting for defending champs Ohio State.
Brooke Forde returns to defend her 2019 crown, holding the best time of anyone in the field by at least a half-second at 4:31.34.
After breaking a 34-yr drought with their 2020 Big Ten title, the Ohio State Buckeyes have now added their 6th team title, tying for the 3rd-most in history.
After finishing 3rd last year, Ohio State outperformed defending champion Indiana, and 2016-2018 champion Michigan, winning by a margin of by 197 points.
The Ohio State women will aim to secure their first B1G team title since 1986 while Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson will contest for her final B1G title.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
After winning the 400 IM on Friday, Northwestern’s Calypso Sheridan had to choose between the 200 breast and 200 back on Saturday.
After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
Ohio State comes in as the early leader, yet Michigan’s MacNeil/Tucker could potentially snag 2 titles later in the evening for the 2nd-place Wolverines.
Ohio State senior Kathrin Demler won the Big Ten title in the women’s 500 free on Thursday – her second career Big Ten title.
Beata Nelson is the overwhelming favorite in the 200 IM tonight. After a 1:52.60 this morning, she’ll go after her 1:50.79 B1G record in the final.
Last year, Indiana drew first blood with a win in the 200 medley relay, where they swam a 1:34.71 to win the event for a second year in a row.
Michigan’s Miranda Tucker has chosen the 50 free over the 200 IM on Wednesday at the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
71.9% of voters picked Michigan to win the women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title, a huge landslide of votes over defending champs Indiana.