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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Senior swimmer Lina Rathsack Rathsack finished 23rd in the 200-yard breaststroke preliminary with a time of 1:00.17. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Swimming and diving seniors sent off at championships

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer March 19, 2018

The Pitt swimming and diving team said goodbye to some of its most accomplished female divers in program history at the NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend....

First year Haley Brechwald placed second on beam and fourth on floor during the Pitt gymnastic team’s tri-meet in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Panthers stay busy on break

By Jon Shaken | Staff Writer March 12, 2018

While students fled to warm weather and sandy beaches over break, Pitt sports had a busy week. The women’s diving team saw members qualify for nationals, but gymnastics fell short despite a solid performance....

Pitt swim finds mixed results in Morgantown

Pitt swim finds mixed results in Morgantown

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer January 19, 2018

Cold weather can’t stop a backyard brawl, only temporarily delay it. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, Pitt swimming’s meet against West Virginia was delayed due to frigid temperatures...

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

Q&A: Pitt diver Meme Sharp makes history

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...

Senior diver Meme Sharp took first in the 1-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter Nationals on December 13. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

Winter recess all but a break for Panthers sports

While most Pitt students were at home relaxing and celebrating the holidays, Pitt swimming and diving, wrestling and men’s and women’s basketball teams were still hard at work. Throughout the break,...

The Panthers swim team recorded a cumulative 621.0 to 288.0 win over their three opponents — Miami, Michigan State and James Madison — at a meet last Friday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

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

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer November 2, 2017

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...

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

Head diving coach Julian Krug says goodbye after 38 years

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 9, 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...

Four women on the Pitt swimming and diving team competed this weekend in Indianapolis at the NCAA Championship meet. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Rathsack sets record, named All-American at NCAAs

By Kait French | Staff Writer March 20, 2017

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...

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

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

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...

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

Diving Champion Dominic Giordano: No expectations, no stress

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...

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