The Parthenon

Swimming and Diving finish fourth at C-USA Championships

Stormy Randazzo, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Capping off the season, Marshall University’s swim and dive finished fourth place at the Conference USA Championship in Atlanta, Georgia this past week with three school records, 21 top ten finishes and 39 life best performances. “I thought we did great,” Head Coach Ian Walsh said. “Coming...

Herd Swim and Dive dominate JMU on Senior Day

Stormy Randazzo, Reporter

February 2, 2020

Marshall University’s Swim and Dive team defeated James Madison University at their last home meet of the season with the score 128-112, winning eight out of 13 events on Feb. 1. The Herd broke two pool records and four personal best performances during this meet. “This was a total team effort...

Marshall Swim and Dive to compete against Ohio University and James Madison University

Stormy Randazzo, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Marshall Swim and Dive will be competing at Ohio University in a dual meet this Friday, Jan. 31. After that, the Herd will be in the Fredrick A. Fitch Natatorium on Saturday at 2 p.m. where the team will compete in their last home meet and honor senior day. “This is just preparation for our conference...

Marshall swim and dive hosted first alumni meet

MU Swim and Dive Alumni Meet

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

Marshall swim and dive hosted it’s first alumni meet last Saturday, Sept. 14.

Marshall hires new swim coach

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

November 13, 2018

After beginning the 2018-19 season with interim head coach Teel Hartmann, the Marshall swimming and diving team hired former assistant coach Ian Walsh as permanent head coach Oct. 24. Walsh was an assistant coach for the Thundering Herd from 2013- 2016. “As an assistant, we were able to take a program...

Tramel resigns as Marshall swimming and diving coach

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

October 9, 2018

Marshall’s head swimming and diving coach, Bill Tramel resigned from his position Monday. “I want to thank everyone in the Marshall University Athletics family for their friendship and support during my time in Huntington,” Tramel said in a press release. “I will always cheer for the Thundering...

Marshall Swim & Dive succumbs to Liberty on senior day

Marshall seniors pose poolside after their final home meet. Pictured (L-R): Emma Lockyer, Madi Pulfer, Savannah Ruedt, Anna Lynch, Rachel DePietro, Lauren Cowher, Shir Wasserman.

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018

Marshall University Swim and Dive fell to the Liberty University Lady Flames Saturday at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium in its final home meet of the season. After losing to the Lady Flames 160-140 last week in a tri-meet at Liberty, the Lady Flames outscored Marshall 177-123 again in Saturday’s...

Herd swimming and diving prepares for Conference USA Championships

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 23, 2017

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

Members of Marshall University’s swimming team dives into the pool during a meet last season at Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium.

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 19, 2017

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

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

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 26, 2016

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! ...