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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Chris Doman and the Northwestern seniors host Iowa Saturday in their final meet in Evanston.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Chris Doman and the Northwestern seniors host Iowa Saturday in their final meet in Evanston.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Jan. 21, 2010

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern men's and women's swimming and diving teams take to the friendly waters of the Norris Aquatics Center for the final time this season at 11 a.m. CT Saturday, Jan. 23, against Iowa. The meet is Senior Day and the Chipotle BIG GAME for both squads.

    The men are honoring seniors Chris Doman (Pittsburgh, Pa./St. Charles Prep (Columbus, Ohio)) and Kalister Harmon (Olympia, Wash./Capital) while the women will honor seniors Mary Beth Francis (San Diego, Calif./Mission Viejo), Jenn Kocsis (Omaha, Neb./Marian), Tania Lyerly (Libetyville, Ill./Libertyville), Rachel Rys (Goleta, Calif./Dos Pueblos), Kassia Shishkoff (Raleigh, N.C./St. David's School), Genny Szymanski (Haines, Alaska/Haines) and Emily Wong (Nepean, Ontario/St. Joseph's).

    The first 50 students in attendance at the meet will receive a free burrito coupon courtesy of Chipotle, and one lucky student will win a quarter's supply of burritos. Also, the first 100 fans in attendance will receive a Wildcat Women's Sport Weekend t-shirt.

    The meet marks the final dual-meet competition of the year for NU's women's team, which enters Saturday with a 7-3 record and a No. 23 national ranking in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll. The Wildcats then will be off preparing for the Big Ten Championships Feb. 17-20 in West Lafayette, Ind. For ticket information, link to Purduesports.com.

     

     

    After Saturday, NU's men's squad (4-3) travels to Columbus, Ohio, for a quad meet Jan. 29-30 with Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. Columbus is the host site for both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships this season. For tickets to the Big Ten Championships, link to Ticketmaster and scroll down to find the 2010 Men's Swimming/Diving Big Ten Championships.