Dec. 6, 2011
· The 2012 BIG EAST Conference Championships will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. The diving competition will take place Feb. 10-12 with swimming action Feb. 15-18.
· Louisville's Carlos Almeida punched his ticket to the 2012 London Olympics while participating in the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta, Ga. Almeida finished the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:01.44, besting the cut of 1:01.57 needed to qualify. He will represent his home country of Portugal in the Games.
· Rutgers' Patrisha Averill set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.23. She broke the previous record of 2:15.52 set in 2008.
· Frank Dyer of Notre Dame set a school, pool and meet record in the 200 free (1:35.58) at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational with a first-place finish.
· The Fighting Irish's Emma Reaney set a meet and school record at the Ohio State Invitational in the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.67. She broke the previous school record of 2:00.09 set in 2007.
· Louisville's Joao DeLuca ranks among the top NCAA swimmers in two events. He sits at seventh in the 100 freestyle with a time of 43.16 and eighth the 200 free at 1:35.64.
· Notre Dame's Frank Dyer ranks seventh nationally in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:35.58.
· The Cardinals' Riley Martin is tied for fourth in the nation in the 500 freestyle (4:18.16).
· Emma Reaney of Notre Dame recorded the nation's ninth-fastest time in the 200 IM with 1:57.67.
· The Louisville men's 800-yard free relay team is ranked eighth nationally with a time of 6:32.15
· All BIG EAST Swimming and Diving teams will take a break for the holidays. Meets will begin again on January 7 with the next reporting day on January 17.
Top BIG EAST Times
Event Women Men
50 Freestyle Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 23.79 Kevin Overholt, Notre Dame - 20.17
100 Freestyle Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 49.62 Joao DeLuca, Louisville - 43.16
200 Freestyle Suzanne Bussire, Notre Dame - 1:49.05 Frank Deyer, Notre Dame - 1:35.28
500 Freestyle Grace Fredlake, Notre Dame - 4:39.85 Riley Martin, Louisville - 4:18.16
1650 Freestyle Rachael Burnett, West Virginia - 16:26.24 Riley Martin, Louisville - 15:14.59
100 Backstroke Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 53.60 Brendon Andrews, Louisville - 47.30
200 Backstroke Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 1:55.66 Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:45.46
100 Breaststroke Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 1:02.21 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 54.21
200 Breaststroke Gisselle Kohoyda, Louisville - 2:10.64 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 1:58.47
100 Butterfly Amy Prestinario, Notre Dame - 54.29 Taylor Camp, West Virginia - 47.65
200 Butterfly Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 1:57.28 Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:47.01
200 IM Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 1:57.67 Alex Burtch, Louisville - 1:49.48
400 IM Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 4:11.43 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 3:55.79
200 Freestyle Relay Louisville - 1:32.27 Louisville - 1:19.63
400 Freestyle Relay Notre Dame - 3:20.93 Notre Dame - 2:59.31
800 Freestyle Relay Louisville - 7:20.45 Louisville - 6:32.15
200 Medley Relay Louisville - 1:39.91 Louisville - 1:28.04
400 Medley Relay Notre Dame - 3:39.59 Louisville - 3:14.94
Upcoming Events in BIG EAST Swimming and Diving
Sat. 7 Pittsburgh at West Virginia Noon
Wed. 11 Widener at Villanova (Men) all day
Fri. 13 Villanova (Women), Maryland, Richmond at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio) 5 p.m.
Sat. 14 Villanova (Women), Maryland, Richmond at Pittsburgh 10 a.m.
Louisville, Eastern Michigan at Cincinnati 11 a.m.
Maine at Providence 11 a.m.
Georgetown, VMI, American at James Madison 1 p.m.
Notre Dame at Michigan 1 p.m.
Northwestern at Notre Dame 2 p.m.
Sun. 15 Rutgers at Bucknell all day