Hawkeyes Head To UNI

Jan. 30, 2006

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa women’s swimming team will travel to Northern Iowa Friday. The meet is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Wellness and Recreation Center in Cedar Falls. This will be the final regular season meet for the Hawkeye women before competing in the Big Ten Championships on February 15-18.

ON NORTHERN IOWA — The Panthers are currently 2-9, with wins over Minnesota State-Mankato and Augustana (Ill). This will be their final meet before the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

LAST COMPETITION — The Iowa women’s swimming team competed at Northwestern (Jan. 27) and Illinois-Chicago (Jan 28). They fell to the Wildcats 186-108 and defeated the Flames 160-77. The women’s record now stands at 6-6 (0-4 Big Ten) for the season.

Senior diver Nancilea Underwood returned to action by sweeping both the one- and three-meter events against Illinois-Chicago. Her score of 400.05 in the three-meter shattered the previous school record of 365.78, which she set earlier this season at home versus Minnesota. The two wins give her nine victories in 12 events this year.

Senior Kelly Werner had first place finishes in the 100 backstroke against Northwestern and the 100 butterfly versus Illinois-Chicago. Fellow seniors Andrea Hemphill (200 IM), Katie Martin (100, 200 Free) and Erica Noah (1,000 Free) also had first place finishes.

THE LAST TIME… — The last time the Hawkeye women competed with the Panthers was January 21, 2005 in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes won the dual 148-46 to improve their all-time series record to 8-1 versus the Panthers.

HEAD COACH Marc Long — Marc Long is in his second season as head coach for the University of Iowa women and first for the men. He served two seasons as the Iowa women’s assistant coach (2003-04) before taking over. He also served as a Hawkeye men’s assistant from 1998-2001.

DIVING COACH Bob Rydze — Bob Rydze is in his 31st year as diving coach of the men and women’s teams at the University of Iowa. He is dean of Big Ten diving coaches. During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, Rydze has coached 29 all-Americans, nine Big Ten and one NCAA Champion.