March 15, 2004
THIS WEEK — Junior Jennifer Skolaski will represent the Hawkeye women’s swimming and diving team at the 2004 NCAA Championships Thursday thru Saturday in College Station, TX. All events will be held at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on the Texas A&M University campus. Skolaski is scheduled to compete in the 500 free Thursday, the 100 back Friday and the 200 back Saturday. Event prelims start at 11 a.m. each day, with event finals starting at 7 p.m. each night.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS — Tickets are still available for the 2004 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. All-session championships passes are $56, single-day tickets are $25 and individual session tickets are $15 for finals and $12 for prelims. Contact the Texas A&M Athletic Ticket Office at 888-992-4443 or go to www.aggieathletics.com to order.
SKOLASKI AT THE 2004 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS — Skolaski had three school record setting performances at the 2004 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, MN. The junior swam in three individual events and on four relays during the four-day meet. Skolaski placed second in the 200 back (1:57.51), breaking the school record of 1:58.37 she set in 2002. She also swam lead legs on the 200 medley and 800 free relays that placed fifth and smashed school records on the first day of competition. The 200 medley relay time of 1:42.94 broke the school record of 1:44.47 set in 2002, and the 800 free relay time of 7:18.90 broke the school record of 7:22.52 set in 2001. Skolaski also placed fourth in the 100 back (55.24) and 11th in the 500 free (4:49.72), and swam lead legs on the 400 medley relay (2:48.85) and 400 free relay (3:24.18) that placed ninth.
SKOLASKI IN THE IOWA RECORD BOOKS — In only three years as a Hawkeye, junior Jennifer Skolaski had made her mark on the Iowa record books. She holds school records in three individual events (100 back, 200 back and 400 IM) and as part of three relays (200 and 400 medley, and 800 free), and ranks second on Iowa’s all-time best performers list in four other individual events (500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free and 200 IM). Overall, she is ranked in Iowa’s top 10 in school history in nine individual events and as part of four relays.