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Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

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.

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.

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi upset Oklahoma’s No. 2 ranked 133-pound Daton Fix during Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon.

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi was the lone bright spot of Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State this weekend. Phillippi upset the No. 2 ranked 133 pound wrestler in the country, Daton Fix.

Panthers set individual records at ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Sophomore Brian Ramsey set a school record in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:56:04 at Saturday’s ACC Men’s Swim Championships. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

Pitt Men’s swimming and diving partook in the 2018 ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina on Saturday, setting records and placing multiple athletes. Sophomore Brian Ramsey set a school record in the Saturday morning races in the 200m breaststroke with ...

Weekend sports: Baseball opens season, wrestling tries to pack the Pete

Senior Dom Forys grapples with his opponent during Pitt’s 28-9 victory over Virginia Friday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

It was a quiet weekend on upper campus as Pitt sports traveled across the states to take on new and familiar foes. While many students stayed in Oakland this weekend, the baseball team travelled to Florida to compete against Oakland University. And while Pittsburgh experienced some snow, baseball and s...

Weekend sports: Gymnastics sets records, wrestling gets pinned

First year Haley Brechwald placed first in the floor event at Pitt’s 196.225 to 195.175 victory over New Hampshire.  (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

January 22, 2018

It was a packed weekend for Pitt sports, as teams both claimed historic victories and continued prolonged losing streaks. Pitt gymnastics made history setting a new program record, and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams claimed decisive victories. Still, men’s basketball continued ...

Q&A: Pitt diver Meme Sharp makes history

Senior Meme Sharp will graduate as one of the greatest divers in Pitt’s diving program history. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Finishing up her final season on the Pitt diving team, senior diver Meme Sharp will leave a legacy as one the greatest divers in the program’s history. Sharp has acquired a number of accolades and set several records during her diving career at Pitt. She currently holds the record in the 3- an...

Weekend sports: women sweep, while men suffer

Three Pitt divers placed in the top 20 for their events at the Ohio State Invitational this weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard and Jordan Mondell | TPN Staff

November 20, 2017

As the fall sports teams near the end of their regular seasons and the winter teams get underway, five teams took the field, court, pool and mat this weekend. Women’s basketball triumphed over Towson in double digits, and volleyball swept two ACC teams in straight sets, but the wrestling team was pinne...

Katie Hazelton brings fighting spirit to Pitt diving

Katie Hazelton was hired as the new head coach of Pitt Diving in June. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

When an athlete suffers a severe, life-altering injury, it usually means the end of a career — time to hang up the jersey, pack up the gym bag and abruptly find a new way to pass the hours. Unless that athlete is Katie Hazelton. Hazelton, the new head coach of Pitt diving — brought on by Athletic Director Hea...

Weekend sports: volleyball splits matches, while men’s soccer faces shut out

Pitt beat Miami, Michigan State and James Madison this weekend during the Pink the Pool meet at Trees Pool. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Kait French | Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

This weekend was cold and rainy in Pittsburgh, but it didn’t stop the Panthers from taking to the field, pitch and pool in heated competition. While football conquered their second ACC team in a row, and swimming and diving made waves, men’s soccer faltered and cross country didn’t quite lead t...

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