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Women Set for First Trip to Champaign Since 1991

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Purdue at Illinois

Saturday, Jan. 7 at Noon ET
ARC Pool / Champaign, IL

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – Purdue women’s swimming & diving resumes its dual meet schedule with the first of two trips to the Land of Lincoln this month, visiting Illinois’ ARC Pool for the first time since the early 90s for Saturday’s Big Ten dual.

The 16-event dual meet is set for noon ET as part of the Illini’s Senior Day. The meet is scheduled to feature the default event lineup with the exception of the 200 freestyle relay replacing the 400 to close the dual.

Even with only 90 miles separating the two campuses, Purdue has not competed in Champaign since November 1991 – racing at a fall invitational that also featured Kansas, Notre Dame, Illinois State and Southern Illinois. The 31 years since is easily the longest the boilermakers have gone without a trip to any other Big Ten campus. Illinois discontinued the sponsorship of its men’s program at the end of the 1992-93 school year.

Purdue’s trips to Evanston and Ann Arbor later this season will also mark the first time any active swimmers have competed at those aquatic centers for an NCAA meet. The same could be said for the October road trips to Missouri and Rutgers last semester.

Last Visit Based on Full Team Travel During NCAA Season
University Last Visit Type of Meet Known Future Visit
Illinois Nov 1991 Fall Invitational Saturday’s dual
Penn State Nov 2007 Quad Meet
Michigan February 2016 – Swimmers
March 2022 – Miscellaneous
Big Ten Championships
Zone C Championships
Feb 15-18 – Big Tens
Ohio State February 2018 Big Ten Championships 2025 Big Ten?
northwest February 2019 Big Ten Triple Duals Jan 27-28 – Big Ten Quad
Iowa February 2020 Big Ten Championships 2027 Big Ten?
Minnesota February 2021 – Swimmers
December 2019 – Miscellaneous
Big Ten Championships
USA Diving Winter Natls
2024 Big Ten Quads?
Indiana Jan 2022 Dual Meet March 9-11 – Diving Zones
January 2024 Dual
Wisconsin February 2022 Big Ten Championships
Rutgers October 2022 Dual Meet
Nebraska N / A N / A

Junior Masy Folcik is expected to make her season debut Saturday, returning to action after hip surgery in August. She swept the breaststroke events vs. Illinois last season, joining Hannah Hill and Lindsay Turner as Boilermakers to win multiple individual events in the Senior Day dual. Folcik posted career-best times in the 100 (1:00.50, 4th) and 200 breast (2:13.45, 6th) last season, moving up Purdue’s all-time lists in both events. She also represented the program at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in July.

At this time last year, it was Claire Abbasse who returned from a fall-semester injury. She made her season debut the first weekend of January and went on to race with Purdue’s 200 and 400 free relay teams at the Big Ten Championships.

Selected members of the women’s team not traveling this weekend have the option of racing at the Purdue men’s suited and modified intrasquad meet Saturday from 9-10:15 am It’s open to the public at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.

The Illini are slated to compete at home for the first time since Oct. 14. The boilermakers have not competed in a dual meet since Oct. 28-29 at Rutgers.


7 – Maggie Love
5 – Sophie McAfee
3—Daryn Wright
2—Kendra Bowen
2—Madeline Greaves
2 – Hannah Hill
2 – Lindsay Turner
1—Six Tied


6 – Hannah Hill
6 – Maggie Love
3—Kendra Bowen
3 – Abby Marcukaitis
3 – Lindsay Turner
2—Meredith Berglund

Hannah Hill – 50 Free, 100 Back
Masy Folcik – 100 & 200 Breast
Lindsay Turner – 100 & 200 Fly
Abby Harter – 200 Back
Maggie Love – 200IM
Sophie McAfee – 3 meter diving

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