Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

Illini sign two swim recruits

CHAMPAIGN – An All-American from Minnesota and a four-year state qualifier from Hinsdale signed national letters of intent with the Illinois women's swimming and diving program, coach Sue Novitsky announced Friday.

Rebecca DeSalle of Hinsdale Central and Kasey Madden of Medina, Minn., will join the Illini in August 2007.

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Familiar foe for UI soccer

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. ý The Illinois soccer team has beaten Penn State once this season. If the Illini do it again, they'll have a trophy to show for it.

Top-seeded Penn State and second-seeded Illinois meet at 12:30 today for the Big Ten tournament title. The Nittany Lions' only league loss came against Illinois, 3-2, on Oct. 1.

Bayne lifts Illini

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Jessica Bayne scored in the 68th minute to lead the 16th-ranked Illinois soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Iowa on Friday.

The Illini (12-6, 8-2 Big Ten) finished the regular season with the most conference wins in the program's history. The team is seeded second in next week's Big Ten tournament and will face Wisconsin in State College, Pa.

Hosick paces golf squad to 12th

BANDON, Ore. – Senior Kyle Hosick tied for 28th place, leading Illinois to 12th place Tuesday at the third annual Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge.

Hosick (229) carded a final-round 78 at the par-71, 6,633-yard Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Clapp shines in Big Ten win

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Danville's Marissa Clapp won the 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 individual medley as Illinois beat Michigan State 166-134 in Big Ten swimming Saturday.

Clapp also joined Cece Marizu, Michelle Grandcolas and Meghan Farrell to win the 200 medley relay.

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Viney breaks own record at National Championships

IRVINE, Calif. – Illinois senior-to-be Barbie Viney broke her school record in the 100 freestyle, clocking 57.71 seconds at the USA Swimming National Championships on Sunday.

Viney placed 58th in the event.

Viney rewrites UI record books

IRVINE, Calif. – Illinois senior-to-be Barbie Viney swam the 50-meter freestyle in 26.97 seconds on Thursday at the ConocoPhillips National Championships/USAteam trials.

Viney's time eclipsed the record previously held by Emily Wang. Viney's performance put her in 57th place in the preliminary round of the competition.

Viney will compete in the 100 freestyle event on Saturday.

Viney off to USA team trials

CHAMPAIGN– Illini senior-to-be Barbie Viney will represent Illinois at the Conoco-Phillips National Championships and USA team trials beginning Tuesday in Irvine, Calif.

The meet will serve as a selection meet for five international teams that will swim at the 2006 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships, 2007 FINAWorld Championships, 2007 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, 2007 World University Games and 2007 Pan American Games.

Viney will compete in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events.