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Women's Swim and Dive Heads to Big Tens

February 18, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



IU SPORTS RELEASE

NO. 11 INDIANA AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 19-22
University Aquatic Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
Wednesday Finals: Big Ten Digital Network
Thursday Prelims: GopherSports.com
Thursday Finals: Big Ten Digital Network
Friday Prelims: GopherSports.com
Friday Finals: Big Ten Digital Network
Saturday Prelims: GopherSports.com
Saturday Finals: BTN2Go
The Women's Championship will air on the Big Ten Network on Sunday, February 23rd at 10:30am ET.


SETTING?THE?SCENE
• The Hoosiers head to the Big Ten Championships ranked 11th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll and on a three-meet win streak.
• Indiana has won the Big Ten title three of the last five years, finishing second in 2012 and 2013.
• The following swimmers and divers will travel to Minneapolis for the meet:
Stephanie Armstrong
Olivia Barker
Shelby Carroll
Gia Dalesandro
Allie Day
Claudia Di Capua
Kait Flederbach
Kate Hillman
Haley Lips
Brenna MacLean
Stephanie Marchuk
Grace Padget
Cynthia Pammett
Bronwyn Pasloski
Bailey Pressey
Justine Ress
Audrey Scott
Brooklynn Snodgrass
Dorina Szekeres
Rachel Thompson
Lindsay Vrooman
Madelon Webb


NEWS AND NOTES
• The Hoosiers went 8-3 in dual meets this season, including victories in the final six dual meets of the year.
• Their only losses came at the hands of No. 6 Texas, No. 12 Tennessee and No. 15 Auburn.
• Indiana has won five of the last 11 Big Ten championships dating back to the 2002-03 season.


HOW THE HOOSIERS STACK UP
• In the pre-meet psych sheet, Indiana comes in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay (1:38.61), 400 medley relay (3:34.13) and 400 freestyle relay (3:16.72).
• Individually, IU as the top-seeded swimmer in the 500 freestyle (Lindsay Vrooman-4:38.11), 100 breaststroke (Bronwyn Pasloski-1:00.20), 100 backstroke (Brooklynn Snodgrass-52.67), 1,650 freestyle (Lindsay Vrooman-15:54.68), 200 backstroke (Brooklynn Snodgrass-1:52.68) and 200 butterfly (Brenna MacLean-1:55.82).
• Indiana has the top three seeds in the 200 backstroke (Snodgrass, Allie Day, Cynthia Pammett), with Justine Ress fifth.
• IU also has the top-two seeds in the 200 fly (MacLean, Gia Dalesandro) and two of the top five in the 500 free in Vrooman and Haley Lips.


RECORD SETTERS
Lindsay Vrooman is currently the Big Ten Meet and Big Ten record holder in the 500 freestyle (4:35.41). She also holds the Big Ten meet record in the 1,650 freestyle (15:51.20).
• Vrooman, Cynthia Pammett, Haley Lips and Brooklynn Snodgrass hold the Big Ten and Big Ten meet record in the 800 freestyle relay (6:59.48).
• Other records held by Hoosier swimmers:
- 200 IM Big Ten Meet Record (Allysa Vavra-1:55.44, 2012)
- 400 Medley Relay Big Ten and Big Ten Meet Record (Kate Fesnko, Sarah Stockwell, Donna Smailis, Margaux Farrell-3:31.26, 2009)
- 400 IM Big Ten and Big Ten Meet Record (Allysa Vavra-4:01.41, 2012)
- 200 Freestyle Big Ten and Big Ten Meet Record (Brittany Strumbel-1:43.93, 2011)
- 100 Backstroke Big Ten (51.08-2008) and Big Ten Meet Record (51.52-2009) by Kate Fesenko.
- 200 Backstroke Big Ten (1:49.92-2010) and Big Ten Meet Record (1:51.32-2010) by Kate Fesenko.
- 200 Butterfly Big Ten and Big Ten Meet Record (Kate Fesenko-1:54.85, 2010).


BIG TEN HONORS HOOSIER SWIMMERS
• On four occasions this year, Gia Dalesandro has taken home Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
• Dalesandro earned the award on Oct. 22, Dec. 10, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.
Brooklynn Snodgrass has been named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week three times (Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Jan. 28), while Lindsay Vrooman has been Big Ten Swimmer of the week on two occasions (Oct. 29, Dec. 10).


SWIMMER RANKINGS
Brooklynn Snodgrass current ranks 21st in the 100 back with a season bes time of 52.67. In the 200 back her 1:52.68 from USA Winter Nationals ranks sixth.
Lindsay Vrooman is currently third in the 1,650 free with a time of 15:54.68 set in December. She is seventh in the 500 free at 4:38.11.
• Indiana's time of 7:08.57 in the 800 free relay at the USA Winter Nationals ranks 11th.
• Brownyn Pasloski has the 12th-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.20) and 17th in the 200 breast (2:10.08).
Gia Dalesandro is 22nd in the 100 fly (52.93), while Brenna MacLean is 12th in the 200 fly (1:55.82) and Dalesandro 20th (1:56.78).


CSCAA RANKINGS
• In the most recent women's College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) rankings, the Indiana women come in tops in the Big Ten at No. 11.
• Minnesota is No. 13, followed by No. 15 Ohio State, No. 18 Purdue, No. 19 Penn State, No. 20 Michigan and No. 25 Wisconsin.


LAST TIME IN THE POOL...
• The 11th-ranked IU women posted a 175-123 win over No. 13 Louisville on Jan. 31.
• The women's team of Allie Day, Dorina Szekeres, Olivia Barker and Justine Ress led the way for IU in the 200 medley relay, taking third in 1:46.11. The Hoosiers A squad of Brooklynn Snodgrass, Bronwyn Pasloski, Gia Dalesandro and Kait Flederbach touched first but were disqualified for an early exchange.
• Vrooman led the Hoosier charge in the 1,000 freestyle as the women bounced back with a 1-2-3 finish. The senior finished in 10:00.50, with Stephanie Marchuk second (10:00.76) and Haley Lips third (10:01.68).
• Vrooman led another 1-2-3 finish for the Hoosiers, leading the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.24. Lips was second (1:49.59) and Cynthia Pammett third (1:50.08).
• Snodgrass was a last-minute addition to the 100 backstroke race and swimming in lane 1 led the third 1-2-3 finish of the day for IU, clocking in at 53.76. Day was second (54.87) and Ress third (55.63). Pasloski kept the win streak alive, posting a time of 1:01.27 in the 100 breaststroke.
• Dalesandro was the first Hoosier to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly, placing second in 1:59.34. Brenna MacLean took third in 2:00.06.
• Flederbach can lay claim to the fastest woman in the pool title with a win in the 50 freestyle (23.15). Pammett took third in 23.66. Flederbach took second in the 100 free (50.18), with Snodgrass right behind in third with a time of 51.25.
• In the women's 3-meter, IU's lone diver Kate Hillman took the title with a score of 313.20. In switching boards, Hillman made it a sweep with a 1M victory, scoring 294.75 points.
• Indiana laid claim to the top three spots in the 200 backstroke with Pammett (1:58.69), Ress (1:59.68) and Day (1:59.98).
• Pasloski touched the wall second in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.69), with Dorina Szekeres fifth (2:19.98).
• Vrooman finished off the 200-500-1000 sweep with a time of 4:53.25 in the 500 freestyle. She was followed by Lips in second (4:53.29) and Marchuk third (4:56.12).
• Dalesandro came back with a win in the 100 butterfly (53.68), with Olivia Barker third (56.46). Szekeres cruised to victory in the 400 individual medley (4:17.47) as Dalesandro touched second in 4:23.51.
• Flederbach, Pammett, Lips and Snodgrass closed with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.03).


VROOMAN NAMED TO USA SWIMMING NATIONAL TEAM
• Senior Lindsay Vrooman was one of three Hoosiers named to the 2013-14 USA Swimming National Team.
• Vrooman made the team in the women's 400-meter freestyle. Her time of 4:08.13 set at the U.S. Open this summer puts her fourth among the top-six American women and was also a new IU record. Vrooman is the reigning Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, winning conference titles in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle last season.


SNODGRASS NAMED ALBERTA JUNIOR SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
• Sophomore Brooklynn Snodgrass was named the Alberta Junior Swimmer of the Year last September.
• The junior female/male swimmers of the year are determined by highest FINA points score in one individual event swum long course. Swimmers must be 18 years old or younger at the time of the performance. Coach award is presented to the coach of record for the winning athlete.
• A Calgary, Alberta native, Snodgrass earned the award for her performance at the 2013 Canadian World Championship Trials, where she posted a time of 1:00.98 in the 100-meter backstroke, earning 865 FINA points.
• Snodgrass is coming off a standout freshman season where she won Big Ten titles in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke and 800-yard freestyle relay, garnering Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. She went on to take third in the 100 back and seventh in the 200 back at the 2013 NCAA Championships. She represented Canada at the 2013 World University Games, where she advanced to the semifinals of the 100-meter backstroke.


HOOSIERS PLACE SECOND AT 2013 BIG TENS
• Indiana tallied a second-place finish for the second-straight year at the 2013 Big Ten Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn.
• Junior Lindsay Vrooman was named Swimmer of the Championships, while Brooklynn Snodgrass took home Freshman of the Year honors.
• Vrooman defended her Big Ten title in the 1,650 free with a Big Ten Meet record time of 15:51.20. She also added a Big Ten title in the 500 free with a Big Ten record time of 4:35.41.
• Vrooman helped lead the Hoosiers to a title in the 800 free relay as she, Cynthia Pammett, Haley Lips and Snodgrass posted a Big Ten record time of 6:59.48.
• Vrooman also placed third in the 200 free (1:45.33).
• Snodgrass took home individual titles in the 100 backstroke (52.07) and 200 backstroke (1:51.77) in addition to her 800 free relay title.
• Snodgrass was a busy relay swimmer, taking second in the 200 medley relay (1:37.51), third in the 400 medley relay (3:33.71) and sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:18.76).
• Individually she also tooks seventh in the 200 IM (1:59.33).
• Lips also had a standout first Big Ten meet with the title in the 800 free relay, as well as a fifth-place finish in the 500 free (4:41.48) and third-place showing in the 200 butterfly (1:57.11).
Dorina Szekeres kept the 400 IM title in the Hoosier family, winning her first Big Ten crown with a time of 4:07.91.
• Szekeres was also on the podium with a fifth-place finish in the 200 IM (1:58.76) and a sixth-place finish in the 200 backstroke (1:55.61).
Amy Cozad capped her IU career with a title on the platform, tallying 390.05 points for a new Big Ten record. She was also fourth on the 1-meter (317.15) and sixth on the 3-meter (338.50).
Kate Hillman took third on the 1-meter (320.55) and eighth on the platform (288.90) to go along with an 11th-place finish on the 3-meter (332.50).
Ashley Specht went 59.54 in the 100 breaststroke to take second, followed by a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.42).
• Right behind her, Bronwyn Pasloski was fourth in the 100 breast (1:00.69) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:11.06).
Cynthia Pammett took runner-up honors in the 200 backstroke (1:53.58) and was a member of the winning 800 free relay. She was also eighth in the 200 free relay (1:30.90), third in the 400 medley relay (3:33.71), sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:46.41), sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:18.76) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (53.40).


IU FINISHES 11th AT 2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
• The IU women finished with 115 points for an 11th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
Lindsay Vrooman led the way with a pair of top-five finishes, taking third in the 1,650 free with a new school record of 15:50.83.
• She as also fifth in the 500 free, going 4:36.41 which is the second-fastest time in IU history.
• In her first NCAA meet, freshman Brooklynn Snodgrass made a pair of championship finals, taking third in the 100 backstroke (51.52-fourth on the IU list) and seventh in the 200 back (1:52.12).
• Senior Amy Cozad took third on the platform with a score of 325.20, along with a 16th-place finish on the 3-meter (305.40).
Brenna MacLean was 11th in the 200 butterfly, with her time of 1:55.60 in prelims the second-fastest time in school history.
Bronwyn Pasloski was 13th in the 100 breaststroke, going 59.83 for the fifth-fastest time in IU history.
• In the relays, Snodgrass, Ashley Specht, Hayley Lips and Cynthia Pammett took 11th in the 400 medley relay (3:33.52). Snodgrass, Specht, Justine Ress and Bronwyn Pasloski (Pammett) were 15th in the 200 medley relay (1:38.33).
• A 12th-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay came from Vrooman, Pammett, Lips and Snodgrass in 7:05.32.  


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