February 22, 2021

Women Swimmers & All Divers at Big Ten Championships

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team will defend its 2020 Big Ten Conference championship this week with competitions set for two locations. The swimmers will compete Tuesday through Saturday at the University of Minnesota while the divers will compete Thursday through Saturday at Purdue University. The men’s Big Ten diving competition will also take place this week at Purdue with results/points held and added into the men’s swimming championships, which will take place March 2-6 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Big Ten Conference Championships

Women’s Swimming

February 23-27

Minneapolis, Minn. – Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center

Men’s & Women’s Diving

February 25-27

West Lafayette, Ind. – Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center

Schedule of Events

Tuesday: Finals – 5 p.m. start

BTN+ Live Stream

  • 200 medley relay
  • 800 freestyle relay

Wednesday: Prelims – 11 a.m. start; Finals – 6:30 p.m.

BTN+ Live Stream

  • 200 individual medley
  • 50 freestyle
  • 500 freestyle
  • 400 medley relay

Thursday: Prelims – 11 a.m. start; Finals – 6:30 p.m.

BTN+ Live Stream

Diving BTN+ Live Stream

  • 100 butterfly
  • 400 individual medley
  • 200 freestyle
  • Men’s 1-meter diving
  • Women’s 3-meter diving

Friday: Prelims – 11 a.m. start; Finals – 6:30 p.m.

BTN+ Live Stream

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  • 100 backstroke
  • 100 breaststroke
  • 200 butterfly
  • 200 freestyle relay
  • Men’s 3-meter diving
  • Women’s platform diving

Saturday: Prelims – 11 a.m. start; Finals – 6:30 p.m.

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Diving BTN+ Live Stream

  • 100 freestyle
  • 1,650 freestyle
  • 200 backstroke
  • 200 breaststroke
  • 400 freestyle relay
  • Women’s 1-meter diving
  • Men’s platform diving

Ohio State Wins 2020 Championship

Ohio State won the 2020 Big Ten championship, held at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Iowa. The title represented the Buckeyes’ sixth in program history and the first since 1986. After taking the lead on the first full day of competition, the Buckeyes maintained a steady advantage all the way through Saturday evening and won the title by a margin of 197 points. Ohio State director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott claimed his fourth Big Ten team championship, having won three prior titles as the head coach at Penn State.

Returning Finalists

Ohio State heads into the Big Ten championships with 11 swimmers and divers who combined to qualify for a total of 20 event finals at last year’s championship meet.

Sr. Lexie Barker

  • 7th – 1-meter diving

Sr. Hanna Gresser

  • 6th – 200 breaststroke
  • 7th – 100 breaststroke
  • 7th – 200 IM

Sr. Taylor Petrak

  • 5th – 50 free
  • 6th – 100 free

Sr. Freya Rayner

  • 2nd – 100 free
  • 3rd – 50 free

Sr. Kristen Romano

  • 3rd – 400 IM
  • 5th – 200 IM
  • 6th – 200 back

Jr. Sally Tafuto

  • 6th – 1,650 free
  • 7th – 500 free

Jr. Georgia White

  • 2nd – 200 free
  • 8th – 100 free

So. Hannah Bach

  • 8th – 100 breaststroke

So. Mackenzie Crawford

  • 1st – 1-meter diving
  • 3rd – 3-meter diving

So. Amy Fulmer

  • 7th – 100 free

So. Josephine Panitz

  • 6th – 200 IM

Ohio State Coaches

Bill Dorenkott is in his 13th year at Ohio State and his fourth year as director of men’s and women’s swimming and diving. His 2019-20 women’s team won the Big Ten championship while the men were runner-up. Dorenkott was named the Big Ten women’s swimming coach of the year, an honor he also won in 2005 while at Penn State.

Dorenkott spent 10 seasons as head coach of the Penn State women’s program led them to three Big Ten championships: 2002, 2005 and 2006. He has coached his swimmers to 52 individual Big Ten championships.

Justin Sochor is in his eighth season as Ohio State’s diving coach. He was the 2016 and 2020 Big Ten men’s diving coach of the year and his divers have won three individual Big Ten titles.