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The University of Minnesota Aquatic Center will host the Big Ten Championships Feb. 19-22
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 02/17/2014
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Huskers Head to Big Ten Championships

2014 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships
Date: Feb. 19-22
Location: University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Wed.) 11 a.m. / 6:30 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.)

The Nebraska swimming and diving team travels to Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, to compete at its third Big Ten Championships. The event, featuring seven sessions over four days, will be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

The opening session is set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., while the following three days will have preliminary sessions at 11 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. All 12 Big Ten schools will compete at the meet.

Nebraska will aim to improve on last season's ninth-place finish at the conference meet. The Huskers will look to returning top-24 finishers Morgan Flannigan, Shannon Guy, Payton Michaud, Bailey Pons, Taryn Collura, Natalie Morris, Bria Deveaux, Melisa Mexia and Nicole Schwery to help continue the program's upward climb.

The University of Minnesota Aquatic Center is a state-of-the-art facility that is nearly two acres in size, boasting a 50-meter competition pool and separate diving well. The venue has hosted eleven Big Ten Championships, seven NCAA Championships (including the 2014 NCAA meet), and many other national and international competitions.

Ticket information is available at MyGopherSports.com or over the phone at 1-800-846-7437.

The Big Ten Championships will see NU's eight seniors, Morgan Flannigan, Ashleigh Grammar, Shannon Guy, Payton Michaud, Bailey Pons, Kristin Strecker, Kaitlan Walker and Megan Ziemann competing together in their last conference meet. This senior class has contributed to 25 dual wins, amassing 341 top-five finishes and 100 individual event titles over their careers. 

Nebraska ended the regular season with a 4-2 record in dual meets, earning a winning record for the fourth consecutive season under Head Coach Pablo Morales.

Live results and video for the 2014 Big Ten Championships can be found at http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/2014-Big-Ten-Championship.html. Huskers.com will also provide coverage following each session.

2013 Big Ten Championships Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, Feb. 19
FINALS - 6:30 p.m.
200 Medley Relay
3M Synchronized Diving (Exhibition)
800 Freestyle Relay

Thursday, Feb. 20
PRELIMS - 11 a.m.

500 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
1 Meter Diving - Trials (1 p.m.)
1 Meter Diving - Consolation Finals

FINALS - 6:30 p.m.
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
1 Meter Diving

Friday, Feb. 21
PRELIMS - 11 a.m.

400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
3 Meter Diving - Trials (1 p.m.)
3 Meter Diving - Consolation Finals

FINALS - 6:30 p.m.
400 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
3 Meter Diving

Saturday, Feb. 22
PRELIMS - 11 a.m.

200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Freestyle                                                                                                                    
200 Butterfly
Platform Diving - Trials (1 p.m.)
Platform Diving - Consolation Finals
1,650 Freestyle

FINALS-6:30 p.m.
1,650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
Platform Diving
400 Freestyle Relay

2013 Final Big Ten Championships Team Results:

1. Minnesota 831.5
2. Indiana - 671.5
3.Penn State - 498.5
4. Ohio State - 384
5. Purdue - 363
6. Michigan - 309
7. Wisconsin - 249
8. Northwestern 203.5
9. Nebraska - 195

10. Iowa - 113

11. Illinois - 56
11. Michigan State - 56

Last Time Out: Huskers Conclude Intrasquad Weekend (2/1/14)

Saturday morning's second and final session of the Nebraska swimming and diving team's impromptu intrasquad meet saw six different individual-event victors, as the Huskers concluded their final competition prior to the Big Ten Championships.

Morgan Flannigan (500 free), Erin Oeltjen (200 Back), Katie Ditter (200 Breast), Kelly Dunn (100 free), Bria Deveaux (100 fly) and Julia Roller (400 IM) collected victories for the Huskers on Saturday. The meet also saw Flannigan (1,000 free) and Michaela Cunningham (500 free and 1,000 free) record season-best times. 

The 200 medley relay team of Deveaux, Jacqueline Juffer, Shannon Guy and Taryn Collura claimed the session's first relay victory, while the 400 free relay team of Juffer, Guy, Collura and Deveaux won the meet's final event. 

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