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2010-11 Women's Swimming & Diving News

May 2, 2011
Taylor Friedmann Earns Honorable Mention as Mid-Major All-American
Central Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann was recognized by CollegeSwimming.Com as a Honorable Mention Mid-Major All-American. Friedmann earned the honor based off her performance in the 500 freestyle this season. She becomes the fourth Blue Devil swimmer to be recognized an All-American.

February 27, 2011
Friedmann Breaks ECAC 200 Free Record, Blue Devils Move to Fourth
Central Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned a victory in the 200 free event on Saturday with a record setting performance. That victory helped her team move into fourth place on day two of the ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils have scored 265 team points in the first two days.

February 27, 2011
Swimming and Diving Finishes Fourth at ECAC Championships
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished fourth at the 2011 ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils posted a team score of 363 points, trailing New Hampshire, Harvard and Marist. New Hampshire took the ECAC team title with a total of 611 points.

February 25, 2011
Swimming and Diving in Fifth Place After Day One of ECAC Championships
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished day one in fifth place at the ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils scored 105 team points, Harvard is in first place with 218 points. The Blue Devils were led by third place finishes from sophomore Taylor Friedmann and junior Alex Czaplicki.

February 23, 2011
Swimming and Diving Receives Scholar All-America Team Honor
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team has been honored as a Scholar All-America Team for the Fall Semester by the College Swimming Coaches Assocation of America. Coach Bill Ball's squad is one of only two Northeast Conference teams to receive the honor this season. The Blue Devils finished second at the NEC Championships last weekend.

February 19, 2011
Swimming and Diving Takes Second at 2011 NEC Championships
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished second at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships. The Blue Devils scored 267 points on Saturday but fell to St. Francis (PA) 791 to 759. It is the second straight year that the Blue Devils finished as the conference's runner up. Junior Madison Vestergaard defended her three-meter diving title, she earned the NEC's Diver of the Meet Award after winning both events this weekend.

February 18, 2011
Swimming and Diving Holds Two Point Lead After Day Two of NEC Championships
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished day two of the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships in first place. The Blue Devils trailed defending champion St. Francis (PA) heading into the final event of the day, but Central pulled off a win in the 800 free relay to close the day with a two point lead.

February 17, 2011
Blue Devils Take the Lead on Day One of NEC Championships
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team took the lead on day one of the Northeast Conference Championships. The Blue Devils racked up 244 points on day one, just ahead of St. Francis (PA) who grabbed 223 points. The Blue Devils were led by their diving squad who swept the top three spots in the one-meter event.

February 1, 2011
Madison Vestergaard Named Northeast Conference Diver of the Week
Central Connecticut junior Madison Vestergaard earned her seventh Northeast Conference Diver of the Week Award for her performances last weekend. Vestergaard won both diving events on Saturday as the Blue Devils defeated Wagner, 190-101.

January 29, 2011
Swimming and Diving Drops Wagner on Senior Day
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Wagner on Saturday afternoon at the Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils cruised to a 190-101 victory, winning all 16 events on the day. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of individual events and contributed to the Blue Devils 400 free relay team.

January 18, 2011
Swimming and Diving Adds Karen Novak to Class of 2015
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team has announced the addition of a new student-athlete for the class of 2015. Head swimming coach Bill Ball announced that Karen Novak of Cheshire, CT, has signed a national letter of intent to attend CCSU next year.

January 15, 2011
Swimming and Diving Splits Tri-Meet with Miami and Florida International
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team split with Miami and Florida International University on the road Saturday. The Blue Devils defeated FIU 142-121, but lost to Miami 167-98. The Blue Deivls were led by a pair sophomore Taylor Freidmann's two event victories.

January 9, 2011
Swimming and Diving Falls to Vermont
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team dropped its first meet of the new year on Sunday afternoon at Vermont. The Blue Devils fell 218-73, sophomore Taylor Friedmann led the Blue Devils by earning first place points in three events.

November 23, 2010
Central Sweeps NEC Swimming and Diving Weekly Awards
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team swept the Northeast Conference's weekly swimming and diving awards for the fourth time this season. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned her fourth swimmer of the week award and junior Madison Vestergaard earned her fifth consecutive diver of the week award. The Blue Devils competed at the Frank Elm Invitational this weekend, the three day event was hosted by Rutgers and featured 15 teams.

November 21, 2010
Swimming and Diving Finishes Sixth at Rutgers' Frank Elm Invitational
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished sixth at this weekend's Frank Elm Invitational. The meet was hosted by Rutgers University and featured 15 teams. Junior Alex Czaplicki earned three individual top-ten performances, while sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned the Blue Devils only indvidual victory in the 200 free.

November 19, 2010
Swimming and Diving - Follow the Action Live at the Frank Elm Invitational
Follow the action live as the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team competes at the Frank Elm Invitational. The 15 team event is hosted by Rutgers and will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Action will begin at 9:30 a.m. every day with the days finals to begin at 5:30 p.m. Live results are available below.

November 17, 2010
Vestergaard Earns Fourth Consecutive NEC Diver of the Week Award
On Tuesday afternoon the Northeast Conference announced that Central Connecticut junior Madison Vestergaard had been named NEC Diver of the Week. This is the fourth consecutive week that Vestergaard has earned the honor, and the fifth week that a Blue Devil has been recognized.

November 13, 2010
Swimming and Diving Tops Sacred Heart at Home
The Central Connecticut Swimming and diving team defeated Sacred Heart at home on Saturday afternoon, the Blue Devils improve to 5-2 in dual meets this season. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Taylor Friedmann who captured a pair of individual victories at the meet.

November 10, 2010
Start Time Changed for Saturday's Swimming and Diving Meet
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team has announced a change in start time for this Saturday's meet against Sacred Heart. The Blue Devils will now host Sacred Heart at 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Jack Suydam Natatorium.

November 9, 2010
Blue Devils Sweep Weekly NEC Swimming and Diving Awards
The Central Connecticut Swimming and Diving team swept the Northeast Conference's weekly awards for the third time this season. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann was named NEC Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season and junior Madison Vestergaard takes home the NEC Diver of the Week honor for the third consecutive time.

November 6, 2010
Swimming and Diving Falls to New Hampshire 190-110
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team lost to New Hampshire 190-110 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Taylor Friedmann who broke the pool record in the 200 free and also was part of the team that broke the pool record for the 800 free relay.

November 5, 2010
Swimming Defeats Bryant 171-91
The Central Connecticut swimming team defeated Bryant on Friday evening by a score of 171-91. The Blue Devils broke ten of Bryant's pool records in the process. Central was led by four swimmers who earned victories in a pair of individual events, the Blue Devils won all but one of the 14 events at the meet.

November 2, 2010
Vestergaard Earns Second NEC Diver of the Week Award
Central Connecticut junior diver Madison Vestergaard earned her second consecutive Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor. Vestergaard's performances in the one-meter and three-meter dives on Sunday helped the Blue Devils defeat Southern Connecticut 124-117.

October 31, 2010
Swimming and Diving Defeats SCSU
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Southern Connecticut by a score of 124-117 on Sunday afternoon at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils were led by six swimmers who all posted an event victory. Junior Madison Vestergaard led the Central Divers.

October 30, 2010
Swimming Splits Meet at St. Francis (PA) on Saturday Afternoon; Friedmann Sets Two Pool Records
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team split a meet at St. Francis (PA) on Saturday, dropping a 151-110 decision to St. Francis (PA) and defeating Duquesne 149-112. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann posted three victories in the meet for the Blue Devils, winning the 200, 500 and 1,000 yard freestyle events. She posted pool record times in the 200 and 500 yard free.

October 26, 2010
Swimming and Diving Sweep Weekly NEC Awards
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team captured the NEC Swimmer and Diver of the Week Awards for the second straight week on October 26th. Blue Devil sophomore Taylor Friedmann caputred her second consecutive award and junior Madiosn Vestergaard picked up her first honor of the season.

October 23, 2010
Madison Vestergaard Takes Second in the Three Meter Dive
The Central Connecticut diving team hosted the CCSU Diving Invite at Jack Suydam Natatorium on Saturday morning. Junior Madison Vestergaard finished second in the three meter dive, and fifth in the one meter.

October 23, 2010
Women's Swimming Takes Third at Husky Invitational; Friedmann Wins Twice
Sophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of events and helped lead the Central Connecticut women's swimming team to a third place finish at the Husky Invitational at the University of Connecticut on Saturday. Friedman won the 500 and 1,000 yard freestyle events to pace the Blue Devils. They finished with a team score of 399. UConn won the meet with a score of 831, followed by Fordham at 532 and then the Blue Devils.

October 19, 2010
Friedmann and Goldberger Earn NEC Swimming and Diving Honors
Central Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann was named Northeast Conference Co-Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Kellyn Goldberger was named Northeast Conference Diver of the Week following her first meet as a Blue Devil. The Blue Devils opened the season with a dual meet victory over Maine 167.5-129.5 on Saturday.

October 16, 2010
Swimming and Diving Tops Maine
The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated the University of Maine today at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils are now 1-0 in dual meets this season following the 167.5-129.5 victory. The Blue Devils' victory was propelled by first place finishes in 13 of the 14 swimming events.

October 7, 2010
Swimming and Diving Picked to Finish Second in NEC Preseason Poll
The Central Connecticut women's swimming and diving team was voted to finish second in a preseason poll of Northeast Conference coaches. The Blue Devils finished as the runner-up to St. Francis (PA) last season, and both teams are being predicted for a one-two finish again this year.