Bloomington, Ind.-- Junior All-American Jennifer Cristy has been recognized as the Big Ten's Swimmer of the Week. The sprinter can add that title to her list of accomplishments just this week. Against Penn State and Michigan State this weekend, Cristy got three individual victories (50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle) and was part of IU's winning 400 medley relay team.
One of those victories, the 200 freestyle was in record time. Cristy's 1:51.11 mark was a Michigan State pool record, as well as an Indiana school record. Indiana's 200 freestyle record is the only sprint record that had eluded Cristy in her career to date. Cristy set the 50 free (22.63) and 100 free (50.18) marks last season. Her other records, she holds four individual and four relay records, are in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.64, 1998), the 200 free relay (1:32.87, 1998), the 400 free relay (3:23.41, 1998), the 200 medley relay (1:44.01, 1998) and the 400 medley relay (3:47.35, 1998).
The 200-yard freestyle record was set by Jennifer Hooker in 1980. The 20-year old record (1:51.12) was one of Hooker's three records. The Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame member (now Jennifer Brinegar) still holds two IU records.