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Herd swimming and diving prepares for Conference USA Championships

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Swim and Dive

The Marshall University swimming and diving team prepares for the Conference USA Championships beginning on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia. The meet runs from Wednesday to Saturday and takes place at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Conference USA has six swimming and diving teams. Marshall will be...

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Swim and Dive

After more than a month off from action, the Marshall University swimming and diving team will return to action on Friday, January 20th at the James Madison University Invitational. The team will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia to face off with James Madison University and the Virginia Military Institute...

Herd assistant swimming coach heading to Cal-Berkeley

April 20, 2016


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Marshall University assistant swimming coach Ian Walsh has been named to the same position at the University of California-Berkeley. Walsh coached for three seasons at Marshall since arriving in 2013. During his tenure with the Herd, Walsh worked primarily with the mid-sprint swimmers and served as...

Swimming and diving members consider season a success

Danielle Wright, reporter

March 17, 2016


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Despite Marshall University’s swimming and diving team failing to qualify for the 2016 Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, members of the Herd consider the season a success. Junior diver Heather Lonkert said while she is disappointed the team did not advance, she feels the Herd...

Marshall swimming and diving team update at C-USA Championships

February 25, 2016


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The Marshall University swimming and diving team earned several medals in the Wednesday and Thursday events at the Conference USA Championships in Atlanta. Junior Megan Wolons headlined the team’s performance as she earned a gold medal in the three-meter dive with a score of 316.70. “Champion! ...

Swimming and diving team confident heading to conference tourney

Swimming and diving team confident heading to conference tourney

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

February 23, 2016


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The Marshall University swimming and diving team took its talents to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Conference USA tournament. The tournament kicks off 6 p.m. Wednesday. The team will compete against five other C-USA schools: Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, Ol...

Tramel changing culture of Marshall’s swimming and diving program

Tramel changing culture of Marshall’s swimming and diving program

Christian Hisman, Reporter

February 16, 2016


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Marshall University swim coach Bill Tramel is in his fourth year at Marshall after coming from Minnesota University, where he coached for eight seasons. Since becoming head coach of the Herd, Tramel has taken the program to new heights. Marshall’s swimming program has improved in each of his three...

Swimming and diving team finishes second in Marshall Invitational

February 8, 2016


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The Marshall University swimming and diving team completed its final home meet of the regular season Saturday, wrapping up the Marshall Invitational at the Fitch Natatorium. Ohio University won the two-day event with a score of 356. Marshall finished second with 277, while the University of Toledo ...

Marshall swimming splits weekend match

February 1, 2016


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Marshall University’s swimming and diving team split its final road meet of the regular season Saturday. The Herd defeated the University of North Florida 188-72 and lost to Vanderbilt University, 147-113, in Nashville, Tennessee. Marshall was led by sophomore Madi Pulfer who recorded two wins. P...

Herd Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

January 29, 2016


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Marshall University’s swimming and diving team was named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American team Wednesday. The honor was awarded to swimming and diving teams that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2015 semester. The Herd...

Swimming and diving teams loses first meet of season to James Madison

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter

January 21, 2016


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The Marshall swimming and diving team started its season with a loss to James Madison University Thursday, 159-141, at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium. Marshall was led individually by freshman Caroline Wanner who had three wins. Wanner won the 200-yard butterfly (2:03:70), the 200 backstroke (2:02:...

Swimming and diving meet moved to Thursday due to weather

Swimming and diving meet moved to Thursday due to weather

January 19, 2016


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Due to impending weather potentially affecting both schools, Marshall University’s home swimming and diving meet against James Madison University, originally scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday, has been moved to 2 p.m. Thursday. The meet will be the Herd’s first since competing in the Nike Cup in Novem...