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Saturday, Jan. 28
1 p.m. | Devaney Natatorium
Nebraska swimming and diving team is hosting its final dual of the year on
Saturday, Jan. 28 against Iowa State at the Devaney Natatorium. The dual will
take place at 1 p.m. The Huskers will be honoring five seniors, Bobbi Balogh,
Mailene Leslie, D'Arcy Schmidt, Riley Seidel and Caroline Shea.
five seniors have put together an impressive resume over the years, both
academically and in the pool, including six total Academic All-Big 12
selections and 19 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections. The senior class
has also produced 101 top-five finishes and 13 individual event wins over the
course of their careers. The seniors will be honored fifteen minutes prior to
Cyclones (3-2) will take on the Huskers (2-2) just one day removed from an
upcoming dual with UNO on Jan. 27. Nebraska has dropped its last two duals in
close fashion to foes Kansas and Illinois. The Huskers dropped both duals by a
combined fourteen points (145-155 Kansas, 148-152 Illinois).
the dual with Iowa State, the Huskers will travel to the Big Ten Swimming and
Diving Championships from Feb. 15-18. The meet will be hosted by the Iowa
Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa.
Bobbi Balogh was named the 2010-11 Nebraska swimming & diving student
athlete of the year for her work in the classroom.
Mailene Leslie has strung together 32 top-five finishes over the course of her
D'Arcy Schmidt has scored twice for the Huskers at the Big 12 Conference
Championships. She also competed at the 2009 Zone Diving competition.
Riley Seidel has gone from being a walk-on to the Nebraska program, to becoming
a scholarship athlete and conference scorer, to 2011-12 team captain.
Caroline Shea has scored twice at the conference championships and has earned
four event wins to date. Shea has also earned three spots on the Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Review: Huskers Drop
Close Dual to Illinois
swimming and diving team dropped its second dual of the season on Saturday
against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Devaney Natatorium.NU fell to the
Illini, 148-152, in a dual that went down to the last event. Nebraska drops to
2-2 on the season and 1-4 all-time against new conference foe Illinois.
started the day hot, winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:45.70 over the
Husker squad of Ellan Dufour, Shannon Guy, Natalie Morris and Ariel Weech
(1:47.16). NU's Bailey Pons, Morgan Flannigan and Mailene Leslie got things
started for the Huskers by sweeping the second event of the morning, the
Martin (1:51.99) kept things going for the Huskers in the 200-yard freestyle
event, winning over the Illini's Courtney Pope (1:53.24). Illinois went on to
win events 4-7 in the 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard
butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle. Weech notched a second-place finish in the
50-free, just .11 behind Illinois' Kristen Manias.
Michaud swept the diving events for NU, earning wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter
events (291.60, 299.18). Kaitlan Walker and Alyson Ramsey finished second and
third, respectively, in the 1-meter event while Kailey Harmon notched a
third-place finish in the 3-meter dive.
to a victory in the 100-yard freestyle before Pons earned her second win of the
day in the 500-yard freestyle. Pons, Flannigan and Leslie swept the event for
Pons' victory with a victory of her own in the 100-yard butterfly (56.53).
Morris finished third in the event for NU as well.
In the final and deciding event of the
afternoon, the Nebraska team of Martin, Kelly Dunn, Pons and Weech won the
400-yard freestyle relay, but it wasn't enough to stop the Illini squad from
finishing second and third, ensuring the dual for the Illini.