Head coach Ray Looze recaps day 1 of the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Ala.
Head Coach Ray Looze recaps the final day of the 2012 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
2012 Big Ten Women's Swim and Dive Championships - Day 2 Recap
JUNIOR YEAR (2012-13)Named 2013 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year ... finished third in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships with a school-record time of 15:50.83 ... also took fifth in the 500 free at 4:36.41, the second-fastest time in school history ... went 4:36.97 in prelims which ranks fourth on IU's list ... 12th in the 800 freestyle relay in 7:05.32 ... also placed 24th in the 200 free (1:46.36) ... took home a total of three All-America honors ... named 2013 Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships after winning Big Ten titles in the 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay ... set a new Big Ten record in the 500 free with a time of 4:35 41 ... successfully defended her Big Ten title in the 1,650 free with a Big Ten Meet record time of 15:51.20 ... also placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:45.33) ... part of the winning 800 free relay that set a new Big Ten record with a time of 6:59.48, becoming the first Big Ten team to ever go under seven minutes in the event ... finished third in the 1,650 free at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter Short Course Nationals ... also took sixth in the 500 free ... won the 500 free in a dual meet win at Purdue ... 500 free and 1,650 free winner in a dual meet with Texas and Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2011-12)Placed 36th in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 4:16.29 ... 31st in the 200-meter freestyle (2:01.30) ... clocked a time of 2:18.53 in the 200-meter butterfly (90th) ... 24th in the 800-meter freestyle ... her time of 8:46.90 is the third-fastest in school history ... earned All-America honors in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:42.13, finishing eighth ... her prelim mark of 4:38.65 is a career best ... All-American in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:04.95, placing 11th ... that is the fifth-fastest time in school history ... picked up a third All-America honor with a sixth-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle ... her time of 15:56.85 is the second-fastest time in school history ... recorded a career-best time of 1:45.78 in the 200 freestyle, finishing 21st ... won the Big Ten title in the 800 freestyle relay with a school record and Big Ten meet record time of 7:00.82 ... won her first individual Big Ten title with a victory in the 1,650 freestyle, posting a pool-record time of 16:00.44 ... that is the fourth-fastest time in school history ... second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:39.64 ... placed sixth in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:59.08 ... her time of 1:58.00 in prelims is a career best ... first-team All-Big Ten.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2010-11)
Earned a sixth-place finish in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 4:44.08 ... top Hoosier finisher in the 1,650 freestyle with a season-best time of 16:12.51 ... that was the fastest time by a Hoosier this season ... also earned points for IU in the 200 butterfly with a 16th-place finish (2:01.42) ... qualified for the NCAA Championships where she placed 26th in the 500 free, posting a season best of 4:42.75 ... placed 28th in the 1,650 freestyle (16:17.58) ... won the 500 freestyle in dual meets with Louisville/Virginia Tech and Michigan ... finished third in the 500 free in a dual meet with Texas and Michigan ... took second in the 1,650 free against Texas and Michigan.
Won her sixth career gold medal at the PIAA Class AA swim meet with a state-record time of 4:43.93 in the 500 freestyle ... is the ninth female swimmer in state history to win six PIAA gold medals ... named the meet's outstanding swimmer ... also a three-time state champion in the 200 freestyle, including the 2010 title ... 200 free WPIAL district record holder ... swam independently as her high school did not have a swim team ... Scholastic All-American and member of the National Honor Society ... parents are Cathy and Craig Vrooman ... born Oct. 12, 1991.
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