Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships
Feb. 19, 2013
The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and then follows three days of non-stop action. Swimming finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. on all four days, while preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21-23. Diving preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21-23 and the finals will take place later each day.
All-session tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students and youth. All seats are general admission. Tickets are on sale now at MyGopherSports.com or over the phone at 1-800-846-7437.
2012 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
Hawkeye Becky Stoughton was named the Big Ten Freshman Swimmer of the Year during the final session of the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships. Stoughton led the Hawkeyes with 44 individual points and recorded a total of four school records. She reset a school record in the 200 free (1:47.29) during the opening leg of the 800 free relay. She also posted school records in the 1,650 free (16.14.14), 400 IM (4:12.34), and the 500 free (4:40.82).
Stoughton, Emily Hovren, Hannah Maher and Daniela Cubelic posted a school record in the 800 freestyle relay. The squad swam a time of 7:20.29 to finish ninth with the second fastest time in school history.
The Hawkeye quartet of Cubelic, Karolina Wartalowicz, Abby Tuchscherer and Danielle Carty posted a time that makes the Iowa record books in the 400-medley relay during the final session of the championships. Cubelic led off the relay and broke a school record in the 100 back (53.63). The squad went on to post a time of 3:40.35 to break a school record and finish ninth overall.
Carty, Heather Arseth, Cubelic and Hovren set a school record in the 200-free relay (1:31.68) to finish seventh overall. Carty led off the relay with a collegiate best time of 23.17, which ranks second in school history.
Abbey Tushscherer was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the Iowa team. The award is given to those who have demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship, which are fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect and responsibility
BIG TEN NETWORK TO AIR BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
IOWA IN BIG TEN HISTORY
Nancy Vaccaro won Iowa's first title in the 50 fly in 1983. Iowa's last Big Ten champion was Melissa Loehndorf in the 200 fly in 2001.
Kelly Johnson was named Big Ten Diver of the Year in 1986, and former diving coach Bob Rydze was named Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year four times (1985, 1986, 1995, 2011).
IOWA SWIMMING HISTORY & TRADITION
HEAD COACH Marc Long
DIVING COACH Todd Waikel
UNIVERSITY AQUATIC CENTER