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Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Pitt wrestling placed 11th at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Senior Jake Wentzel (pictured) and redshirt junior Nico Bonaccorsi made it to the finals of their respective brackets, but neither won in their finals matchup.

Baseball, volleyball, wrestling highlight another busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
Pitt baseball and volleyball capped off a packed weekend of Pitt sports with wins over ACC opponents. Earlier in the weekend, Pitt wrestling finished 11th in the NCAA championships.
Pitt gymnastics finished in second place at the Towson quad meet.

Addison, Lauray and Grottle highlight weekend of athletics for Pitt

By Jason Glancy, For The Pitt News February 22, 2021
This weekend, Pitt continued its trend of standout individual performances trumping overall team results. Standout performances from junior Evan Addison and senior Greg Lauray of track and field and first-year Abby Grottle of swimming and diving highlighted the weekend.
The Pitt Gymnastics team earned its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon by narrowly beating out NC State and Towson with a final score of 195.700.

Gymnastics, swimming and diving take home big wins

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
The weekend was a mixed bag for Pitt sports teams. The high-powered wrestling team continued to struggle in a tight loss against Virginia, even as the track and field team finished last at the Notre Dame invitational. Nevertheless, Pitt swimming and diving furthered its unprecedented success in a dual meet sweep, and the gymnastics team earned its first win of the season.
The Pitt women’s basketball team has already surpassed its conference win total from last season, starting off this season with three wins and three losses in ACC play. The team will play Louisville on Feb. 18.

Mark your calendars: Key winter sports dates

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
NCAA winter sports have begun to wrap up, but many important matchups remain for several of Pitt’s athletic programs.
The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.

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

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 4, 2020
The Pitt swimming and diving team has paused all team-related activities “due to COVID-related protocols,” the team announced Wednesday.
Sophomore outfielder Kyle Hess is the team leader in hits (17), RBIs (18) and total bases (32).

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

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer March 3, 2020
Kyle Hess, Blaise Vera and Breanna Phillips all impressed for their respective Pitt sports teams over the past week.
The men’s swim and dive team made history at the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, finishing with a program-best eighth place.

Swim and dive, gymnastics post historic results over weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 2, 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. 
Junior swimmer Blaise Vera holds three school records in the 50-meter free, 100-meter free and 100-meter fly.

Swimming, track prepare for ACC Tournaments

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Senior Alecia Petrikis won floor exercise once again Friday with a 9.850.

Women’s swimming and diving posts strong ACC Tournament

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer 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.
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