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2014 Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

February 19, 2014
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BIG TEN WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW

The 2014 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by the University of
Minnesota will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 22 at the
University Aquatic Center. The event begins with the timed finals of the 200-yard
medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay at 6:30 p.m. CT. Preliminary heats will
begin at 11 a.m. on all three days, with the finals scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
each night.



Thursday’s slate features the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley,
50-yard freestyle and one-meter diving competition, with the 200-yard freestyle
relay taking place that evening. Friday’s schedule includes the 400-yard individual
medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard
backstroke and three-meter diving event, with the 400-yard medley relay contested
during the finals. Saturday’s events include the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard
freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard
freestyle and platform diving, with the 400-yard freestyle relay finals taking place
that evening.



Minnesota won its second consecutive Big Ten Championship last season, amassing
831.5 points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second with 671.5
points, Penn State placed third with 498.5 points, Ohio State was fourth with 384
points and Purdue rounded out the top five with 363 points.



The Golden Gophers return seven first-team All-Big Ten selections, including last
year’s Diver of the Championships, Maggie Keefer, who compiled 392.25 points in the
three-meter competition and 351.45 points in the one-meter diving event.



The Hoosiers return Lindsay Vrooman, who set two individual meet records in the
500-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle and was tabbed the Swimmer of the Championships at
last year’s event. Teammate Brooklynn Snodgrass, who was named the Big Ten Freshman
of the Year last season, looks to defend her title in the 100-yard and 200-yard
backstroke events.



Penn State’s Alyson Ackman will look to duplicate her event title in the 200-yard
freestyle, while Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin will look to break her own meet record in
the 50-yard freestyle.



Last year’s relays were led by Minnesota, as the Gophers claimed the 200 and
400-yard medley relays and 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. Indiana took home the
800-yard freestyle relay.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Day One Finals: 6:30 p.m.

200-yard Medley Relay

3M Synchronized Diving (Exhibition)

800-yard Freestyle Relay



Thursday, Feb. 20

Day Two Prelims: 11 a.m.

500-yard Freestyle

200-yard Individual Medley

50-yard Freestyle

1M Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.)



Day Two Finals: 6:30 p.m.

200-yard Freestyle Relay

500-yard Freestyle

200-yard Individual Medley

50-yard Freestyle

1M Diving



Friday, Feb. 21

Day Three Prelims: 11 a.m.

400-yard Individual Medley

100-yard Butterfly

200-yard Freestyle

100-yard Breaststroke

100-yard Backstroke

3M Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.)



Day Three Finals: 6:30 p.m.

400-yard Medley Relay

400-yard Individual Medley

100-yard Butterfly

200-yard Freestyle

100-yard Breaststroke

100-yard Backstroke

3M Diving



Saturday, Feb. 22

Day Four Prelims: 11 a.m.

200-yard Backstroke

100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Breaststroke

200-yard Freestyle

200-yard Butterfly

Platform Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.)

1,650-yard Freestyle



Day Four Finals: 6:30 p.m.

1,650-yard Freestyle

200-yard Backstroke

100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Breaststroke

200-yard Butterfly

Platform Diving

400-yard Freestyle Relay



TELEVISION COVERAGE

BTN will air the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Sunday, Feb. 23
at 10:30 a.m. ET.



LIVE COVERAGE

Wednesday evening: BTDN



Thursday morning, afternoon diving: Gopher All-Access

Thursday evening: BTDN



Friday morning, afternoon diving: Gopher All-Access

Friday evening: BTDN



Saturday morning, afternoon diving: Gopher All-Access

Saturday evening: BTN2Go



MEDIA COVERAGE

All media inquiries must be made through the University of Minnesota Athletic
Communications Department.



Contact:               Paul Rovnak

Email:                   psrovnak@umn.edu

Phone:                 612-625-9379



BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100th ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT

This year, the Big Ten is celebrating 100 years of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The
conference’s most prestigious award, the Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in
1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had
“attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” In the 99
years of the Medal of Honor, over 1,300 student-athletes have earned this
distinction, including 50 women’s swimming & diving student-athletes. Throughout the
course of the season, the conference will highlight previous Big Ten Medal of Honor
recipients, featuring some of the legends of the Big Ten who have earned this
prominent achievement.


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