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Pitt swimming and diving pauses team activities for COVID-19 protocols

The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.
November 4, 2020
The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.

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

Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hess is the team leader in hits (17), RBIs (18) and total bases (32).
March 3, 2020
Kyle Hess, Blaise Vera and Breanna Phillips all impressed for their respective Pitt sports teams over the past week.

Swim and dive, gymnastics post historic results over weekend

The men’s swim and dive team made history at the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, finishing with a program-best eighth place.
March 1, 2020
Pitt swimming and diving and track and field saw their regular seasons end this weekend and posted historic results. Softball, meanwhile, is just getting started with ACC play, but dropped two of three in their first conference series at North Carolina. 

Swimming, track prepare for ACC Tournaments

Junior swimmer Blaise Vera holds three school records in the 50-meter free, 100-meter free and 100-meter fly.
February 25, 2020
This weekend holds high stakes for Pitt athletics, with the ACC Indoor Track Championships taking place Feb. 27 to 29 at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and the ACC Men’s Swimming Championships taking place Feb. 26 to 29 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

Senior Alecia Petrikis won floor exercise once again Friday with a 9.850.
February 23, 2020
The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by a major upset from wrestling and continued steady play from baseball, but both basketball teams continue to struggle. Women’s swim made a splash at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, while softball played just down the road in Greenville.

Daigneault leads Pitt swimmers through first two days of ACC Championships

Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault finished 11th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.33 at the 2020 ACC Championships.
February 21, 2020
Senior swimmer Valerie Daigneault scored points individually and as part of Pitt's 800-yard freestyle relay to lead the Panthers over the first two days of the ACC Championships.

Swim supremacy and wrestling conquest highlight Pitt sports weekend

Pitt swept the 0-11 Duke Blue Devils 50-0 Saturday and beat out Edinboro 28-6 Sunday.
January 26, 2020
The weekend in Pitt sports was highlighted by the No. 10 wrestling team bouncing back in a big way after a tough loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 18. The swim and dive team excelled too — along with Senior Day festivities, they dominated other universities in the area in the Western PA Invitational at Trees Pool.

Vera headlines progress of Pitt swimmers

Junior Blaise Vera holds Pitt’s school records in the 50- and 100-yard, as well as the 100-yard butterfly.
January 22, 2020
The Pitt men’s swim team brought back nearly every member of last year’s record setting group, including speedster Blaise Vera — who at one point this season held the national 50-yard freestyle record.

Weekend sports: Pitt teams experience inverse results

Senior Michaela Burton posted a score of 9.875 on the floor exercise, the highest on the day during Pitt’s 193.750-193.225 loss to Ball State.
January 21, 2020
Pitt athletics had a busy weekend, as five teams took part in events. While men’s basketball’s win over UNC grabbed most of the headlines, other squads suited up for both conference and non-conference play — and experienced a mixed bag of results.

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

Junior guard Ryan Murphy shone with a performance last week against Nicholls State with a 28-point performance on 10-17 FG shooting.
November 14, 2019
To quote HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones”’ most famous father, Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” The snow has already arrived and with it some seasonal Pitt athletics action. As the new season begins, these Panther athletes have already proven their value.
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