Michigan Wins 2018 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships

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Michigan claimed the 2018 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of Ohio State University. The title marks the team’s third consecutive conference crown.

Michigan collected 1,465 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,152.5 points and Ohio State was third with 1,094.5 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 1,049 points, while Wisconsin recorded 755 points to finish fifth.

The Wolverines took home titles in the 800-yard freestyle relay (Yirong, G. Deloof,  C. Deloof, Ryan; 6:56.28) and the 500-yard freestyle (Yirong Bi; 4:38.88), as well as placed first and set new Big Ten Championships records in the 200-yard individual medley (Siobhan Haughey: 1:53.59), the 200-yard butterfly (Vanessa Krause; 1:53.44), the 200-yard freestyle (Siobhan Haughey: 1:41.66) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (C. Deloof, Haughey, Pyshnenko, G. Deloof; 3:10.96).

Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson was named Swimmer of the Championships, while Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon and Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl were tabbed Co-Diver of the Championships. Ohio State’s Kristen Romano claimed Freshman of the Year honors.

The complete 2018 All-Big Ten Teams and Sportsmanship Award honorees are listed below.

2018 Big Ten Individual Honors

Swimmer of the Championships: Beata Nelson, So., Wisconsin
Co-Diver of the Championships: Sarah Bacon, So. Minnesota

Co-Diver of the Championships: Olivia Rosendahl, Jr., Northwestern
Freshman of the Year: Kristen Romano, Ohio State

2018 All-Big Ten First Team

Alexandra Rockett, SR, IND

Lilly King, JR, IND

Christine Jensen, JR, IND

Grace Haskett, FR, IND

Yirong Bi, JR, MICH

Gabrielle Deloof, SR, MICH

Catherine Deloof, JR, MICH

G Ryan, SR, MICH

Siobhan Haughey, JR, MICH

Sarah Bacon, SO, MINN

Liz Li, SR, OSU

Olivia Rosendahl, JR, NU

Freya Rayner, FR, OSU

Macie McNichols, SR, OSU

Maria Coy, JR, OSU

Allyson McHugh, JR, PSU

Beata Nelson, SO, WIS

Vanessa Krause, SO, MICH

Meg Bailey, SR, OSU

Jessica Parratto, JR, IND

Daria Pyshnenko, FR, MICH


2018 All-Big Ten Second Team

Tevyn Waddell, SO, MINN

Lindsey Kozelsky, SO, MINN

Danielle Nack, SR, MINN

Zoe Avestruz, JR, MINN

Chantal Nack, JR, MINN

Mackenzie Padington, FR, MINN

Kaersten Meitz, SR, PUR

Addison Walkowiak, SR, RU

Clara Smiddy, SR, MICH

Miranda Tucker, SO, MICH

Kristen Romano, FR, OSU

Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Emily Martin, So., Illinois

Rachel Matsumura, Sr., Indiana

Meghan Hackett, So., Iowa

G Ryan, Sr., Michigan

Becca Hannon, Sr., Michigan State

Kaia Grobe, Jr., Minnesota

Jacqueline Jeschke, Jr., Nebraska

Mary Warren, Sr., Northwestern

Mikayla Murphy, Jr., Ohio State

Hannah Harper, Sr., Penn State

Taite Kitchel, Jr., Purdue

Karlie Rymer, Sr., Rutgers

Maddie Martin, Sr., Wisconsin

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