Nov. 29, 2004
THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa women’s swimming team will host in-state rival Iowa State Saturday at the Fieldhouse Pool in Iowa City. Competition is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
HY-VEE CY-HAWK SERIES — Iowa leads the inaugural Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series 3-2. Iowa recorded a 17-10 football victory on Sept. 11 in Iowa City. Iowa State posted a 6-1 women’s soccer victory on Oct. 31 in Ames. A point system will track each institution’s performance and will culminate in one institution winning the annual trophy for the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes take on the Cyclones three times this week, with the women’s basketball teams squaring off on Wednesday, swimming Saturday and wrestling Sunday.
SCOUTING IOWA STATE — The Hawkeyes competed against the Cyclones in the Minnesota Invitational, taking fourth while the Cyclones finished fifth. Iowa State has also lost to Minnesota and Illinois. The Cyclones are led by sophomore Lauren Breunig, who recorded personal-bests in the 100 and 200 free at the Minnesota Invitational.
HAWKEYE TAKE FOURTH AT MINNESOTA INVITE — The Hawkeyes tallied 610 points over the three-day invite, taking fourth behind Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Jennifer Skolaski and Kelly Werner took first and second in the 200 back, while Andrea Hemphill finished second in the 200 fly and Katie Martin came in third in the 100 free. Lisette Planken was the top finisher in one meter diving, setting a meet record with a score of 299.85. She aslo finished second in the three meter competition. Skolaski and Werner also performed well in the 100 back, taking second and third, respectively.
UNDERWOOD NAMED DIVER OF WEEK — Junior diver Nancilea Underwood dominated both the one- and three-meter diving events against Truman State and for her efforts was named Big Ten Diver of the Week on November 16th. The honor was her second straight.
WOMEN’S HEAD COACH Marc Long — Former Hawkeye Assistant Coach Marc Long is in his first season as interim head coach after serving two seasons as assistant. Prior to joining the women’s swimming program, Long served as Iowa’s assistant men’s swimming coach (1998-2001). As a Hawkeye swimmer, Long was a six-time all-American, a two-time Big Ten Champion and a two-time first team all-Big Ten selection. He is assisted by former Hawkeye swimmer Frannie DeBord.
DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Rydze is in his 30th year as diving coach of the men and women’s teams at the University of Iowa, and is the dean of Big Ten swimming and diving coaches.