Luther Captures 14th Consecutive Iowa Conference Championship - All-Conference Awards Announced

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released the all-conference honorees for 2017-18 in swimming and diving. For an athlete to earn all-conference honors, they must place in the top-two of an individual event or be a member of a first or second place relay team during the conference championships.

The Iowa Conference championship actually takes place simultaneously with the final national qualifying meet of the season the Liberal Arts Championships. At the conclusion of the Liberal Arts Championships, the meet is re-scored with just the teams from the Iowa Conference and the team champion and all-conference honors are determined.

Individual All-Conference Honors - Place Finish:

Megan Broadbent (Sr., Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) - 1-Meter Diving (2nd), 3-Meter Diving (2nd)

Kelly Cherrier (Jr., Johnston, Iowa) - 200 Butterfly (2nd)

Pilar Dritz (Sr., Manhattan, Kan.) - 200 IM (1st), 400 IM (1st), 200 Backstroke (2nd)

Sam Kraft (Sr., Mason City, Iowa) - 50 Freestyle (1st), 200 Freestyle (1st), 1650 Freestyle (1st)

Linnea Lee-Brown (Fr., Princeton, Ill./Illinois Math & Science Academy) - 50 Freestyle (1st), 100 Freestyle (1st), 100 Butterfly (2nd)

Relay All-Conference - Finish:

800 Freestyle Relay (1st) - Dritz, Kraft, Martha Stelter (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.), Sofie Wallock (Sr., Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South)

200 Freestyle Relay (2nd) - Lee-Brown, Kraft, Lilly Nelson (Fr., Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt), Wallock

400 Freestyle Relay (2nd) - Dritz, Nelson, Lee-Brown, Kraft

As a team, Luther captured its 14th consecutive Iowa Conference championship. Luther tallied 541 points and was followed by Coe College with 468.5, Loras College with 342, Simpson College with 306 and Nebraska Wesleyan University with 195.5.

2018 Iowa Conference Championships Complete Results


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