Illinois started strong and didn't look back in beating Iowa in the second of a two-day meet Saturday at the IMPE pool.
The UI opened with a victory in the 400 medley relay, Kathy Kielty, Darcy Adler, Nicola Homenock and Emily Wang winning in 3 minutes, 54.05 seconds.
Emily Wang won the 200 freestyle and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay and 800 free relay teams Friday night as the Illinois women's swim team beat Iowa 120-66 at IMPE.
Sophomore Anna Christiansen won the 200 freestyle and the 400 individual medley as Illinois defeated Oakland University 136-102 in a swimming and diving meet Friday in Rochester, Mich.
Jennifer Ochab, who broke a U.S. Junior Nationals Southeast record in August, has orally committed to the University of Illinois women's swimming program.
The Mundelein High School senior said Wednesday she'll make it official when the early signing period begins Nov. 11.
ST. LOUIS – Alison Czmarko has never swam a stroke for her school.
That'll change next year when the Corjesu Academy senior enters the University of Illinois.
University of Illinois swimmer Erin Didde has decided to retire from the sport after continuing to experience pain from a back ailment.
The Illini senior, who holds every school backstroke record, told UI coach Jim Lutz of her decision Monday.
CHAMPAIGN – When Erin Didde was 5-years-old, she had this little problem.
"I didn't like water," the Stephen Decatur High grad said.
Emily Wang picked up the Illinois women's swimming and diving team's only first-place finish Sunday in the Rainbow Classic at the University of Hawaii.
The University of Illinois women's team is ranked 21st in the latest Speedo America's College Swimming Coaches Association Top 25 poll.
After a bout with cancer, University of Illinois swimmer Trisha Henry has been cleared to compete again by the NCAA.
Henry was diagnosed just before the 1995-96 Big Ten Championships and missed the entire 1996-97 season.