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Three first-year Pitt team members — swimmers Caroline Crouse (left) and Genna Joyce (middle) as well as diver Claire McDaniels (right) — hail from the Raleigh area.

Carolina recruiting reflects global reach for Pitt swimming

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 19, 2021
The Triangle has already produced three Panthers who are laying the program’s foundation.
Senior Blaise Vera finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and will represent Pitt in the NCAA Championships from March 24-27.

Pitt wrestling, swimming compete in ACC Championship meets

By Henry Jackson , Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Pitt athletics enjoyed an eventful and successful weekend. Men’s swimming competed in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the second round of the ACC Championships as the wrestling team competed in Raleigh, North Carolina, for ACC Championships of its own. One state over, the track and field team also competed for its conference championship in Clemson, South Carolina.
Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench won the Panther Award in the 2020 Panthers' Choice Awards.

Pitt hosts virtual Panthers’ Choice Awards amidst pandemic

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer April 16, 2020
Pitt Athletics hosted its third annual Panthers' Choice Awards Wednesday, celebrating student-athlete achievements in academics, athletics and citizenship.
First-year guard Amber Brown attempts to push through Notre Dame’s defense.

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor January 14, 2020
The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.
The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer March 4, 2019
In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.
Pitt gymnastics achieved its highest score this season on Friday night. It placed second against West Virginia University and Ball State, losing to West Virginia by less than half a point.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer February 25, 2019
The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.
At the championships this year, Valerie Daigneault will compete in three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley on the first day, either the 200-yard freestyle or the 100-yard backstroke on the second day and the 200-yard backstroke on the final day.

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor February 20, 2019
With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.
Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi upset Oklahoma’s No. 2 ranked 133-pound Daton Fix during Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon.

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor January 21, 2019
Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi was the lone bright spot of Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State this weekend. Phillippi upset the No. 2 ranked 133 pound wrestler in the country, Daton Fix.
First-years Brendon Fenton and Louis Newell wrestle in the Panthers’ intersquad blue and gold wrestling scrimmage Saturday.

Weekend Recap: Wrestling starts season and Daigneault continues to roll

By Jack Clay , Staff Writer November 5, 2018
Valerie Daigneault is undefeated in her swimming events so far this season. The volleyball team improved to 25-1 on the season and the wrestling team only has one more week until their season begins. You can read about all of that and more in this week’s weekend sports recap.
Sophomore Brian Ramsey set a school record in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 1:56:04 at Saturday’s ACC Men’s Swim Championships. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Panthers set individual records at ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer February 25, 2018

Pitt Men’s swimming and diving partook in the 2018 ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina on Saturday, setting records and placing multiple athletes. Sophomore...

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