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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/25/2024, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Indiana Wins 2024 Big Ten Women's Swim and Dive Championship

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana women’s swimming and diving team claimed the 2024 Big Ten championship and its first since 2019 Saturday night at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. 

The Hoosiers captured the title with 1359 points, followed by Ohio State with 1358.5 points. Michigan finished third (1207), followed by Wisconsin (978), Minnesota (816), Purdue (572.5), Northwestern (463.5), Nebraska (409), Penn State (382), Rutgers (363.5), Iowa (303) and Illinois (204). 

Indiana won six of the swimming events - the 800 free relay (Anna Peplowski, Ella Ristic, Ching Hwee Gan, Kristina Paegle), the 200 free (Peplowski), the100 backstroke (Kacey McKenna), the 200 free relay (Peplowski, Ashley Turak, Chiok Sze Yeo, Paegle), the 1,650 freestyle (Hwee Gan) and the 200 breaststroke (Brearna Crawford). 

Skyler Liu, the Diver of the Championships, won the 3-meter (379.95 points) and platform diving (342.40 points) to help the Hoosiers to victory. 

Wisconsin's Phoebe Bacon was named the Swimmer of the Championships and Michigan's Stephanie Balduccini was named the Swimming and Diving Freshman of the Year, following a vote by the conference coaches. 

The compelte list of individual award recipients, all-conference honorees and Sportsmanship Award selections are listed below. 


Swimmer of the Championship: Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin

Diver of the Championship: Skyler Liu, Indiana

Swimming and Diving Freshman of the Year:  Stephanie Balduccini, Michigan 


First Team 

Brearna Crawford, Indiana 

Ching Hwee Gan, Indiana 

Skyler Liu, Indiana 

Kacey McKenna, Indiana 

Kristina Paegle, Indiana 

Anna Peplowski, Indiana  

Ella Ristic, Indiana 

Chiok Sze Yeo, Indiana  

Ashley Turak, Indiana 

Stephanie Balduccini, Michigan

Katelyn Crom, Michigan

Lindsay Flynn, Michigan

Brady Kendall, Michigan 

Claire Newman, Michigan

Megan Van Berkom, Minnesota 

Hannah Bach, Ohio State 

Amy Fulmer. Ohio State     

Nyah Funderburke, Ohio State 

Lena Hentschel, Ohio State 

Teresa Ivan, Ohio State   

Morgan Kraus, Ohio State 

Katherine Zenick, Ohio State   

Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin 

Second Team

Ella Roselli, Indiana 

Anne Fowler, Indiana 

Hannah Bellard, Michigan   

Casey Chung, Michigan 

Natalie Kan, Michigan 

Christey Liang, Michigan   

Viviana Del Angel, Minnesota   

Alya Spitz, Northwestern 

Josephine Panitz, Ohio State 

Abby Carlson, Wisconsin 

Callahan Dunn, Wisconsin 

Mackenzie McConagha, Wisconsin 

Hazal Ozkan, Wisconsin   

Hailey Tierney, Wisconsin   

Madeline Waggoner, Wisconsin 

Big Ten Sportsmanship Honorees

Anna Kurzydlo, Illinois   

Morgan Casey, Indiana

Makayla Hughbanks, Iowa 

Claire Newman, Michigan

Kate LaMonica, Minnesota

Emily Haimes, Nebraska

Erika Chen, Northwestern

Mia Lachey, Ohio State

Margaret Markvardt, Penn State

Ana Rojas, Purdue

Tina Celik, Rutgers

Callahan Dunn, Wisconsin