Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

Relay sets school mark

Illinois broke its third school record of the Big Ten swimming and diving meet during the 200-yard freestyle relay Thursday night in Minneapolis.

Illini 10th in Big Ten meet

After its 200-yard medley relay was disqualified, Illinois'' women''s swimming team rebounded to set a school record in the 800 freestyle relay during the first day of the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis.

Dikmen sparkles

Senior Ilkay Dikmen finished second in the 100 breaststroke Friday at the Big Ten Quad Meet in Madison, Wis.

Diver makes top five

Illinois diver Lisa Fish took fifth in the 3-meter diving competition this weekend at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational.

Illini senior breaks mark

   Two-time All-American Jessica Aveyard broke Illinois'' school record in the 500 freestyle, clocking 4 minutes, 47.71 seconds Thursday at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.

   Aveyard''s mark topped Liz Grant''s 4:49.62, which was recorded Feb. 20, 1987. Aveyard, a senior, did not qualify for the finals, finishing 23rd.

Swimmer''s GPA earns national recognition

   Sue Novitsky''s Illini swim team posted a 3.372 grade-point average last semester, good for second in the Big Ten and ninth in the nation.

UI swimmers go national

   Two-time All-American Jessica Aveyard, junior Alison Czmarko and sophomores Ilkay Dikmen and Crystal McAdam of Illinois qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

   This is the best showing Illinois has ever had at the NCAA meet, coach Sue Novitsky said. We have put ourselves in great position to build on the success we have achieved to date.

Illini top marks

   Illinois set school records in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay Wednesday at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Divers on a roll

   Illinois'' Lisa Fish, Andrea Powelski and Toni Eckert qualified for the national zone meet in 3-meter diving in the UI''s 174.5-125.5 loss against 11th-ranked UCLA on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Illini women finish second

   The Illinois swimming and diving team finished second at the UC Irvine Relay Invitational, setting three meet records.