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Three first-year Pitt team members — swimmers Caroline Crouse (left) and Genna Joyce (middle) as well as diver Claire McDaniels (right) — hail from the Raleigh area.

Carolina recruiting reflects global reach for Pitt swimming

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 19, 2021
The Triangle has already produced three Panthers who are laying the program’s foundation.
Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hess is the team leader in hits (17), RBIs (18) and total bases (32).

Panther Spotlight: Hess, Vera, Phillips impress as spring rolls in

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer March 3, 2020
Kyle Hess, Blaise Vera and Breanna Phillips all impressed for their respective Pitt sports teams over the past week.
First-year guard Amber Brown attempts to push through Notre Dame’s defense.

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 14, 2020
The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.
Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 1, 2019
While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.
The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer March 4, 2019
In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.
Pitt gymnastics achieved its highest score this season on Friday night. It placed second against West Virginia University and Ball State, losing to West Virginia by less than half a point.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer February 25, 2019
The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.
At the championships this year, Valerie Daigneault will compete in three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley on the first day, either the 200-yard freestyle or the 100-yard backstroke on the second day and the 200-yard backstroke on the final day.

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2019
With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.
Junior Valerie Daigneault competes in the 100-yard fly at the Western PA Invite on Jan. 27.

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor November 14, 2018
In two and a half seasons at Pitt, Valerie Daigneault has broken six swim team records — four relay events and two solo events. She started this season undefeated through nine races.
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