COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving championships start Wednesday night and run through Saturday evening at the Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan. Two events will be contested Wednesday evening: the finals of the 200 medley relay and the finals of the 800 free relay.  

The foursomes comprising the Buckeyes’ top relays in action tonight will consist of: 200 medley relay (junior Jill Lockhart, freshman Catherine Eitel, senior Courtney Brayman and junior Haley Mitchell); 800 freestyle relay (sophomore Samantha Cheverton, sophomore Anita Beck, freshman Lisa Narums and senior Griet Buelens).

This year’s championships will feature some of the top-ranked squads in the NCAA.  In the latest CSCAA poll, six Big Ten teams are among the top-25. Swimming coach Bill Dorenkott, who guided Penn State to Big Ten championship crowns in 2002, 2005 and 2006, is taking his first Ohio State team to the championship meet. Diving coach Vince Panzano is a veteran of these championships. 

For a preview of the championships, prepared by the Big Ten Conference office, please click on the above pdf link.