Feb. 19, 2010
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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team remains in ninth-place after the third day of competition at the Big Ten Championships. The team has scored 102 points so far at the event. The Hawkeyes continues to have fast swims and keep moving up in places.
“We had some great performances today and we keep placing higher each day and continue to score points,” said Head Coach Marc Long.
The team started off the third day of competition with the 400 medley relay. The team of sophomore Danielle Carty, junior Katarina Tour, and seniors Lauren Mozdzen and Christine Kuczek placed ninth with a time of 3:43.65.
Mozdzen continued the competition with the 100 fly. She placed 23rd in the event with a time of 56.79. Tour and senior Julie Feingold also scored points for the Hawkeyes in the 100 breast. Tour placed 10th in the event with a season best time of 1:01.72. Feingold finished in 21st with a collegiate best time of 1:03.76.
The last individual event of the night was the 100 back. Carty and sophomore Daniela Cubelic represented Iowa in the event. Carty recorded a collegiate best time of 55.17, which placed her in the 12th spot. Cubelic came in 17th with a season best time of 55.71.
Junior Caitlin Polz was honored with 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.
Junior diver Veronica Rydze really stepped up for the Hawkeyes and had a great day of diving. She competed in the three-meter diving event tonight. Rydze placed 12th in the event with a score of 284.95.
“Veronica Rydze really stepped up in the diving events this weekend and scored points for the team. She is diving in one of the toughest conferences and she competed well and helped out her team,” added Coach Long.