Swimming and Diving

Backstroke record-breaker picks Illinois

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.

Junior National champion picks Illinois

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.

Ailment forces Illini swimmer Didde to retire

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.

UI backstroker continues move up school charts

CHAMPAIGN – When Erin Didde was 5-years-old, she had this little problem.

"I didn't like water," the Stephen Decatur High grad said.

Wang captures Illinois' only first

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.

UI swimmers ranked 21st

The University of Illinois women's team is ranked 21st in the latest Speedo America's College Swimming Coaches Association Top 25 poll.

Illini cleared to compete

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.

UI women''s swimmer in second

Leading after the first day, the Illinois women's swimming and diving team slipped to second place after the second day of the Redhawks Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.

UI swimmers in first place

The Illinois women's swimming and diving team leads the 12-team Redhawks Invitational after the first day of competition in Oxford, Ohio.

Illinois sinks SIU in dual meet

University of Illinois junior Nicola Homenock won the 200-meter freestyle and the 100 butterfly as the Illini defeated Southern Illinois 101-77 on Friday.

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