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Pitt swimming and diving signs 12 new athletes

Pitt swimming and diving signs 12 new athletes

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Pitt’s swimming and diving program announced 12 new additions to the upcoming 2018-19 season on Friday. These dozen athletes join the seven other members of the Class of 2018, announced last November. “We believe that each of these kids has the potential to leave Pitt as an accomplished student and a phenomenal athlete,” Pitt head coach John Hargis sai...

Diving into a new season: Pitt swimming and diving back in competition

Diving into a new season: Pitt swimming and diving back in competition

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Many of the Pitt aquatic athletes have left opponents in the dust — or more appropriately, in chlorine-laced dihydrogen monoxide — during their first meets. It’s early in the season, but Pitt is already showing promise for future performances. In their first dual meet this year, the Panthers split the outin...

Rathsack sets record, named All-American at NCAAs

Rathsack sets record, named All-American at NCAAs

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After multiple record-setting swims at the ACC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Pitt junior Lina Rathsack parlayed that momentum into national recognition at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Rathsack earned all four of the Pitt swimming and diving team’s points at the national championships t...

Men’s swimmers wrap up ACC Championships with 10th-place finish

Men’s swimmers wrap up ACC Championships with 10th-place finish

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s swimming team continued to make history Wednesday and Thursday night in Georgia as the 2017 ACC Championships came to a close. The Panthers finished in 10th place at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta with 513 team points. This score broke the team’s previous high scor...

Panther swimmers break records at ACCs

Panther swimmers break records at ACCs

By Kait French | Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Panthers impressed their fans yet again over the first two days of the ACC Championship meet, complete with three new records and two record-breaking swims. With a time of 6:28.37, Eben Vorster, Luke Smutny, Samy Helmbacher and Brian Lovasik broke the team’s record in the 800 freestyle relay...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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...

Pitt AD Scott Barnes denies Oregon State rumor, mum on whether he’s considering leaving

Pitt AD Scott Barnes denies Oregon State rumor, mum on whether he’s considering leaving

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes denied a report Wednesday night claiming he would be resigning and taking over as athletic director at Oregon State. But he has yet to deny reports that he is considering leaving Pitt. Barnes has served as Pitt’s athletic director since April 2015. But on Wedn...

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