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Sentimental Senior Day celebrations not enough to help muster win over Nebraska

Sentimental Senior Day celebrations not enough to help muster win over Nebraska

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

It was an emotional scene before the start of Saturday’s Illinois swim and dive meet when seniors Audrey Rodawig, Amelia Schilling and Gabbie Stecker received their bouquets of flowers. Tears soon became noticeable from the three seniors as each one came to the realization that Saturday’s meet again... Read more »

Illinois women’s swim & dive finish 1-3 over Winter Break

Illinois women’s swim & dive finish 1-3 over Winter Break

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's swim & dive team won one of the three meets it competed in during winter break. The Illini began their competition with a home meet against Arkansas. Senior Amelia Schilling won the 200 free in the first event of the meet. Three other Illini swimmers would win individual... Read more »

Illinois swim and dive team has promising start

Illinois swim and dive team has promising start

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Swim and Dive was still competing.At the midseason point, the Illinois swim and dive team are off to a 6-1 start and a very respectable second place finish at the Missouri Invitational. After winning back to back home meets on Oct. 21 and 22, the Illini hit t... Read more »

Illinois swim and dive looks to its freshmen

Illinois swim and dive looks to its freshmen

Erich Fisher, Contributing Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

With a team consisting of twelve freshmen, it wouldn’t have been unusual to assume that there might be some growing pains with this year’s Illinois swim and dive team. But within the team and coaching staff, the 6-1 start to the season and a second-place finish at the Missouri Invitational w... Read more »

Illinois swim and dive dominates Indiana State

Illinois swim and dive dominates Indiana State

Erich Fisher, Contributing writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

After suffering its first loss of the year last week, the Illinois swim and dive team bounced back with a powerful performance in Terra Haute, Indiana, coming out with an 184-77 victory. Saturday’s meet gave the Illini the chance to give some of their younger swimmers the opportunity to gain mor... Read more »

Illinois swim and dive team suffers first loss of the season

Illinois swim and dive team suffers first loss of the season

Erich Fisher, Contributing writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

Junior Samantha Stratford had her best performance of the year so far, taking first place in three events on Saturday against Rutgers and Northwestern. However, the Illinois swimming and diving team could not rally behind her performance, resulting in a 178-122 loss to Northwestern in its first road... Read more »

Freshmen swimmers prove to be up to the challenge

Freshmen swimmers prove to be up to the challenge

Erich Fischer, Contributing writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

The Illinois swim and dive team freshmen showed they could compete at a Division I level this weekend when Friday’s meet against Michigan State and Marshall came down to the last heat. The Illini trailed by three before entering the final event of the meet: the 200-yard freestyle relay. The... Read more »

Illinois swimming competes in first meet of the year

Illinois swimming competes in first meet of the year

Erich Fisher, Contributing writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The Illinois swimming teams squared off against each other Friday for the only time this season. The orange team defeated the blue team 117-98, behind the performance of junior Sam Stratford. She broke her own pool record in the 200-yard IM and her meet record in the 100-yard backstroke.  Strat... Read more »

Illinois swimming opens season with Orange and Blue intra-squad meet

Illinois swimming opens season with Orange and Blue intra-squad meet

Erich Fisher, Contributing writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

Swimming head coach Sue Novitsky is ready for another successful season starting with the Orange and Blue meet Friday.  The Illinois swimming and diving team will compete against each other as preparation for the beginning of its regular season matchups — The Illini will open the season agai... Read more »

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Golf, Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is. Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finish... Read more »

Lynn overcomes broken back to become leader for Illinois swimming and diving

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
November 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Erica Lynn walks down the white hallway in the ARC toward the pool. On her way, she passes two guys drenched in sweat returning from the sauna room as well a campus recreation employee. As she enters the pool, she greets head coach Sue Novitsky with a smile and a hello and heads toward the locker r... Read more »