Women's Swimming Update

Spartan's prepare for Big Ten Championships.

Feb. 4, 1998

Record: (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten)

Head Coach:  Richard Bader (9th year)
At MSU:      19-27 (5 years)
Overall:     19-27 (5 years)

Upcoming Events: Fri., Feb. 19-21, Big Ten Championship at Bloomington, Indiana

Last Week's Results: Michigan State 162, Indiana 138

ON TO THE BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Michigan State women's swimming and diving team will spend the next two weeks preparing for the 1998 Big Ten Championships. The annual conference meet will be held Feb. 19-21 in Bloomington, Ind.

SENIOR SALUTE: MSU saluted its 10 seniors last Saturday by downing Indiana, 162-138, in its final home competition of the season. The Spartans honored Jami Archambault, Shannon Elliot, tri-captain Anne Illgen, Trisha Iverson, Sarah Salenski, tri-captain Amy Schlicklin, Ilaria Sciorelli, tri-captain Sarah Stover, Elizabeth Tyrrell, and Jenifer Yeomens for their contributions to the MSU swimming and diving program.

BIG TIME VICTORY: Leading the Spartans against Indiana was Illgen, who swam away from the field with three victories and pool record. Illgen defeated the competition in the 1,000 freestyle (10:22.49), the 500 freestyle (5:08.70) and in the 200 butterfly, where she set a pool record with a time of 2:04.26. Archambault was victorious in both the 100 backstroke (58.20) and the 200 backstroke (2:06.56). The underclassmen also got into the act with sophomore Catrin Lenfers winning three events. Lenfers took the 100 backstroke in 1:05.92, the 200 backstroke in 2:20.11 and the 200 individual medley in 2:09.56. In the diving competition junior Kim Zieman once again dominated the 1-(279.75) and 3-(294.68) meter events.