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Hazelton hired as diving head coach

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired two coaches this week, filling vacancies in diving and gymnastics. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 16, 2017

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke filled another head coaching position Thursday, hiring Katie Hazelton as diving head coach. Hazelton has spent the past four-and-a-half years with the Duke Diving Club and will take over for 38-year head coach Julian Krug, who retired in April. "We are thri...

Head diving coach Julian Krug says goodbye after 38 years

Pitt diving coach Julian Krug retired after 44 years coaching, including the past 38 with the Panthers. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 10, 2017

One of the longest-tenured and most accomplished coaches in Pitt Athletics history is leaving the program, as Julian Krug announced his decision to retire Friday after 38 years as the Panthers’ head diving coach. “The intent has been coming on for some time. Face it, I’m 70 years old, I’ve...

Giordano caps college career as four-time All-American diver

Dominic Giordano ended his Pitt career as a four-time All-American and an All-American in all three diving events. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

Dominic Giordano secured his legacy as Pitt’s most decorated diver in program history at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend in Indianapolis. Giordano failed to defend his title Friday in the three-meter dive, but he still made history in the final competiti...

Dominic Giordano places 16th in 1M dive at NCAA Championships

Pitt senior Dominic Giordano finished in 16th place in the one-meter dive on day one of the 2017 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

Pitt senior diver Dominic Giordano is already adding to his well-stocked trophy case at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Giordano earned Honorable Mention All-American honors on day one of the 2017 NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Indiana, placing 16th in the one-meter springboard div...

Giordano grabs ACC diving title, four Pitt swimming records fall in Atlanta

Junior Lina Rathsack broke Pitt swimming records on back-to-back days at the ACC Championships in Atlanta. Courtesty of Jeff Gamza/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

Dominic Giordano, the defending NCAA champion in the 3-meter dive, is already Pitt’s first-ever national champion in the natatorium. The senior put himself in position to defend that title Wednesday night, taking home first place in the 3M at the 2017 ACC Championships in Atlanta. Giordano tallie...

Panthers swim past local teams on Senior Day

The Panthers dominated in the pool over the weekend, winning all four diving events and 31 of 32 swimming events. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Kait French | For The Pitt News

January 30, 2017

In a dominating effort, Pitt’s swimming and diving teams won all but one event over the weekend as the Panthers hosted the annual Western Pennsylvania Invitational meet at Trees Pool. Swimmers from nearby programs including Duquesne University, Clarion University, California University and Carnegie Mel...

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

Pitt first-year Eben Vorster swims for first place Saturday in the 200-meter butterfly. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

After inclement weather forced the Denison University Big Red to cancel their trip to Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Pitt swimming and diving teams were left with only one opponent — the formidable Florida State Seminoles. The Panthers picked up several individual wins in both swimming and diving...

Giordano breaks record, Pitt swims past WVU

Pitt senior Dominic Giordano set the school record in the 1M dive on Saturday. Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017

Dominic Giordano has already enjoyed incredible success as a diver for the Pitt Panthers, winning the NCAA Championship in the 3-meter last year. Saturday afternoon, the senior from Wexford, Pennsylvania, added to his already impressive legacy with a historic performance. Giordano, the reigning NCAA champion in the ...

244 Pitt student-athletes named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

NCAA champion diver Dominic Giordano is one of 14 ACC Men's Performers of the Year named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 8, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh placed 244 student-athletes on the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, as announced Thursday by ACC commissioner John Swofford. Students who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year qualified fo...

Diving Champion Dominic Giordano: No expectations, no stress

NCAA champion diver Dominic Giordano is one of 14 ACC Men's Performers of the Year named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Kaitlin Cassidy / Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

For his first leap, Dominic Giordano splits his legs to reach the edge of the diving board, landing to form a triangle with his left leg first and his right poised with a pointed toe. Full of momentum from the first leap, he straightens his right leg in the air with his second jump, both toes pointed, prepar...

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