Feb. 9, 2004
The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team swept the Big Ten Swimmer and Diver of the Week awards, earning the final weekly dual-meet awards of the season. Julie Broms (Fr., Springfield, Ill./North Central[Ind.]) was named Big Ten Diver of the Week and Gulsah Gunenc (Fr., Edirne, Turkey/Edirne Anatolian) was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after their performances in the 151.5-147.5 loss to Tennessee Sunday at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center.
At the Tennessee meet, Broms placed first in the 3-meter dive with a score of 321.45 points, defeating a three-time All-American diver from Tennessee by more than 21 points. Broms earned 13 out of 14 overall first-place finishes in the 3-meter dive in her freshman season with the Buckeyes and never took a loss to another Big Ten diver in the 3-meter dive during the dual-meet season.
Gunenc was a double-event winner at the Tennessee meet, placing first in the 200-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 2:02.67 and also placing first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.48, making it her sixth first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly for the season. Gunenc also joined the 200-yard freestyle relay team for a second-place finish with a season best time of 1:47.63.
The Buckeyes look to the 2004 Big Ten Championships Feb. 18-21 in Minneapolis, Minn. at the University Aquatic Center to conclude the Big Ten season.