Hawkeyes Continue Big Ten Competition

Jan. 19, 2011

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THIS WEEK The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team will host Northwestern Jan. 22. The event will start at 11 a.m. at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

LIVE STATS For live results from your computer or smart phone, visit http://stats.iowaswimming.com/ Free WiFi is available at the CRWC for all students and faculty.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2011Big Ten Championships is less than a month away. The University of Indiana is hosting the event Feb. 16-19 at the Counsilman Aquatics Center.

LAST EVENT The Hawkeyes dropped a 174-126 dual meet at Illinois Jan. 15. Iowa finished first in six events in the dual with junior Daniela Cubelic posting wins in the 100 and 200-back. Freshman Taylor Newgaard won the 1,000-free. Senior Katarina Tour touched the wall first in the 100-breast, and Veronica Rydze and Deidre Freeman won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, respectively.

TOUR EARNS BIG TEN HONOR Senior Katarina Tour was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after her outstanding performance against Iowa State Dec. 10. Tour helped the Hawkeyes defeat the Cyclones, 173-108. Tour finished first in the 100 breast and 100 fly races, posting times of 1:03.00 and 55.56, respectively. The victories were Tour’s third first-place finishes in both events this season. Tour was also a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:42.74) and 400 free relay (3.38.61) in the dual win over Iowa State.

HEAD COACH Marc Long Marc Long is in his seventh season as head coach for the University of Iowa swimming team. It is his sixth as head coach of the combined program. During his tenure as head coach of both programs, 17 school records have fallen and 39 Hawkeyes have provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships.

DIVING COACH Bob Rydze Bob Rydze is in his 36th year as diving coach of the men and women’s teams at the University of Iowa. Rydze served as Team Leader for USA Diving at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, Rydze has coached 31 all-Americans, nine Big Ten and one NCAA Champion.

CAMPUS RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER Ground was broken for the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in October 2007. The facility opened in August 2010 and is the new home of the Hawkeyes. It is located at the corner of Burlington and Madison streets and cost approximately $69 million. The facility includes a 50-meter competition pool, a separate diving well, a leisure pool with lap lanes and 24,000 square feet of fitness space.

IOWA SWIMMING HISTORY & TRADITION Iowa was one of the first schools in the nation to compete on a collegiate level and competed at the first NCAA Championship. From 1937 to 1960, Iowa placed in the NCAA top 10 18 times, crowning nine NCAA and 22 Big Ten Champions.

CAPTAINS COUNCIL Eight student-athletes have been named to the 2010-11 Captains Council. April Allen, Danielle Carty, Daniela Cubelic, Max Dittmer, Bryan Hill, Jordan Huff, Ryan Phelan and Katarina Tour were each voted to the council by their peers and coaches.

MALONE NAMED ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Frannie Malone was named to the position of associate head coach Oct. 11. Malone had served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator since joining the Hawkeye coaching staff in 2004.