A Valparaiso University alumna is returning to Union Street, as Valpo director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Maggie Kroemer ’05 has been selected to be the head coach of the Valpo men’s and women’s swimming program.
Athletes from the Valparaiso University men’s tennis and men’s swimming programs were recognized for their excellence in the classroom on Thursday as the Summit League announced its 2018-2019 academic honor roll.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Miriam Wagner has stepped down from her role as head coach of the Valpo women’s and men’s swimming program.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams were named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA), as announced by the organization today.
For the second straight season, Valparaiso University men’s swimming senior Robbie Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named to the Summit League Academic All-League Team. Bretl is one of just two members of the men’s swimming Academic All-League Team to repeat from last year’s squad, and earned his third consecutive Academic All-League award, dating back to the team’s time in the Horizon League.
The final day of championship swimming came to a close today for the Valparaiso University swim teams as the 2018-2019 season concluded. The final day of competition saw more swimmers enter their names into the top 10 in program history, highlighted by freshman Isabel Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) setting her second program record in as many days to lead the Valpo women at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Meanwhile, freshman Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) moved himself into second place all-time in the 100 freestyle and Valpo had a relay nearly set a new program record as well as the men finished competition at the Summit League Championships presented by U.S. Air Force Special Operations.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams each had a record-setting swim lead the way in day three of conference championship competition on Friday. The men’s team performance at the Summit League Championships presented by U.S. Air Force Special Operations was led by a school-record time in the 200 free from freshman Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central). Not to be outdone, on the women’s side at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, fellow freshman Isabel Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) lowered the program record in the 100 backstroke for the third time this season.