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The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Iowa will play host to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. CT each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 54 Big Ten student-athletes from nine different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 487 individual titles, including a conference-leading 167 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Seven Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Michigan appears at No. 5, followed by No.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C., will play host to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. ET each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 70 Big Ten student-athletes from 10 different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 30 individual titles, including a conference-leading 10 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Six Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Minnesota appears at No. 14, followed by No. 15 Indiana and No. 17 Michigan. Purdue
No. 5 Michigan claimed its fifth Big Ten title in as many seasons on Saturday , capping off a wire-to-wire performance inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
Minnesota claimed its fourth consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
The No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team led wire to wire to capture its fourth consecutive Big Ten Conference championship on Saturday in front of the home crowd at Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines tallied 889 points over the four-day of competition, blowing by second-place Indiana (564 points) and third-place Ohio State (515 points). The Big Ten Network will show Saturday night’s finals tomorrow morning (Sunday, March 2) at 10:30 a.m. During the four-day competition, every member of the team scored points, winning a total of 11 Big Ten titles (seven individual, four relay) while breaking one
The University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team moved to the cusp of its fourth straight Big Ten Championship with a dominating performance on Friday (Feb. 28) at Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines won three of the six swimming events, led by senior Kyle Whitaker’s (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) third conference crown, this time in the 400-yard individual medley. The Wolverines finished 1-2-4 in the ‘A’ final. Whitaker won the title with a pool-record time of 3:38.51, clocking the third-fastest time in U-M and Big Ten history. Sophomore Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College, Sandton) was runner-up with a career-best time of
Minnesota claimed its third consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday night, dominating the four-day meet. The Gophers finished with a score of 760 points while Indiana was a strong second with 649 points. Penn State was third with 484 points and Ohio State was fourth with 374. The Gophers relied on great depth and posted at least one finalist in every event to rack up their sixth overall team title, which ranks second overall behind Michigan’s 14. Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships after winning the 50 and 100 freestyles, breaking
Minnesota took another step toward a third consecutive Big Ten championship Friday night, taking a 129-point lead after the third day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota relied on great depth, qualifying 15 athletes for the championship finals, while posting two individual champions. The Gophers have 526 points while Indiana is second with 397 points and Penn State is third with 314 points. Michigan is fourth with 272 points and Ohio State is fifth with 261 points. Purdue is sixth with 253 and Wisconsin seventh with 230. [ MORE: Track the action, get results at the Championship
The Big Ten posted 10 top-ten finishes on the final day of the NCAA Championships on Sunday. Michigan paced the Big Ten with a fifth-place finish (271 points), Indiana finished 10th (140) and No. 12 Ohio State (106), No. 17 Purdue (56) and No. 24 Minnesota (37) followed in the standings. Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin also received points. See all the results. Michigan’s Connor Jaeger and Dan Madwed took home top-five finishes on the final day. Jaeger finished third in the 1,650 freestyle (14:35.14) and Madwed placed fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:42.61). In the diving well, Indiana’s Conor