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Illinois swimming and diving off to a hot start

By Drake Pena

December 9, 2015

By Drake PenaStaff writerExpectations were tempered for the Illinois swimming and diving team this season after losing arguably the best swimmer in the school’s history, Alison Mengss.Head coach Sue Novitskyss acknowledged the fact that it would take time and that replacing Meng would take a true team effort from her cur...

No tower erases high hopes for Illinois diving

By Drake Pena

November 12, 2015

The University of Illinois diving team has helped Illinois aquatics start the season off with a 7-1 record, the team’s best start since 2010-2011. The Illini managed to do this, even with the lack of a diving platform, a near essential for most diving teams.“The (divers) who do tower, I take to (...

Illinois swimming and diving mending the departure of Meng

By Drake Pena

September 24, 2015

The Illinois record books list the names of some of the greatest athletes in the school’s history. But if you skip to the chapter on swimming and diving, there’s a name you’ll repeatedly see: Alison Meng.Meng graduated from Illinois in May as the owner of four individual and two relay school re...

Swimming, diving finish season in lower half of the Big Ten

By Daniel Collins

May 10, 2015

While the season’s results were far from spectacular, the Illinois swimming and diving and diving team always gave its fans a good showing at home.After competing on the road for the entirety of the first half of the season, the team finished off the regular season with four-straight home meets.The...