The University of Iowa women’s swimming team heads to Minneapolis for the 2021 Big Ten Swimming Championships from Feb. 23-27 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center.
Action begins at 5 p.m. (CT) Tuesday. Prelims and finals will start at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
• The Big Ten Swimming Championships will be streamed live on BTN+. Saturday’s finals will be televised (tape delayed) on BTN.
• Live results will be on Meet Mobile and hawkeyesports.com.
• Fans can follow along on Twitter (@IowaSwimDive) for live updates.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Feb. 23 – 5 p.m. (CT) — 200-medley relay, 800-free relay
Feb. 24 — 11 a.m. (CT) — Prelims/Finals — 200 IM, 50 free, 500 free, 400-medley relay (F)
Feb. 25 — 11 a.m. (CT): Prelims/Finals — 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free
Feb. 26 — 11 a.m. (CT): Prelims/Finals — 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly
Feb. 27 — 11 a.m. (CT): Prelims/Finals – 1,650 free, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 400-free relay (F)
• The Hawkeyes placed ninth at the 2020 Big Ten Championships, finishing with 430 points.
• Iowa’s top finisher was the 200 free duo of Hannah Burvill (1:45.46), who was third and Allyssa Fluit (1:45.82), who took fourth.
• Another top finisher was the relay of Burvill, Fluit, Millie Sansome, and Macy Rink, who placed fourth in the 800-free relay with a time of 7:04.70.
• The Iowa women made 13 final appearances.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes fell to Minnesota, 192-107. Sophomore Mallory Jump started off strong in her season debut, winning the 100 fly and beating the school record with a time of 53.05.
HAWKEYES IN THE TOP 10
• Sophomore Macy Rink is ranked eighth in the 200 free (1:48.27) and ninth in the 500 free (4:51.40) heading into the championships.
• Freshman Alyssa Graves is sixth in the 500 free (4:50.21) and 10th in the 200 fly (2:00.19).
• Sophomore Julia Koluch is 10th in the 100 back (54.91).
• Sophomore Mallory Jump is second in the 100 fly (53.05) and seventh in the 200 fly (1:59.69), while senior Kelsey Drake is ranked eighth in the 100 fly (54.21).
• The Hawkeyes’ 400-free-relay of Kennedy Gilbertson, Rink, Lauren McDougall, and Drake is ranked seventh (3:21.77), while the 200-medley-relay of Koluch, Aleksandra Olesiak, Drake, and Sarah Schemmel (1:42.11) is eighth.
MAKING THE CUT
Sophomore Mallory Jump posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 fly in the Hawkeyes’ final meet of the season at Minnesota. The Illinois native posted a time of 53.05 seconds to break Kelsey Drake’s school record and win the event by more than a second.
Freshman Alyssa Graves has impressed in her first season as a Hawkeye. The Wisconsin native has posted top 10 times in program history in three events, ranking seconds in the 1,000 free (9:48.33), fifth in 200 fly (2:00.19), and sixth in the 500 free (4:50.21). Graves leads the team in the 500 and 1,000 free.
• Sophomore Julie Koluch is lead the team in both the 100 and 200 back with times of 54.91 seconds and 1:59.11.
• Sophomore Mallory Jump is the top Hawkeye in the 100 breast (1:02.14) and 100 fly (53.05).
The Iowa women’s swimming and diving program was reinstated Feb. 15 after it was announced in August that the program would be cut because of the financial implications from the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Hawkeye men will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the 2021 Big Ten Swimming Championships from March 2-6. Qualifiers for the NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will be announced March 3.