Four Valpo Athletes Named to Summit League Commissioner’s List

A quartet of Valparaiso University student-athletes were recognized on Thursday as the Summit League unveiled its 2018 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. Two athletes from each of Valpo’s sports that participate in the conference – men’s tennis and men’s swimming – received the high academic honor.


Valpo Places 11 on Summit League Honor Roll

Athletes from the Valparaiso University men’s tennis and men’s swimming programs were recognized for their excellence in the classroom on Tuesday as the Summit League announced its 2017-2018 academic honor roll.


Bretl Earns Academic All-League Honor

Junior Robbie Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) was selected to The Summit League Swimming and Diving Academic All-League Team, released by the league office on Thursday.


Swimmers Conclude Conference Championships Saturday

The Valparaiso University swimming teams wrapped up their season Saturday at their respective conference championships. The men put three athletes in A-finals of the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., while the women had two swimmers in C-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) led the way with a fourth-place finish in the grueling mile event for the men. On the women’s side, sophomore Tara Lawson (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein) secured the second-best time in Valpo history in the 200-back.


Multiple Valpo Swimmers Climb Program All-Time Charts Friday

The Valparaiso University swimming teams had several swimmers move up the school’s all-time top-10 lists Friday at their respective conference championships. Junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) and sophomore Brendon Johnson (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) led the way for the men by placing in the A-finals of the 400-individual medley at the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. For the women, sophomore Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) made the C-finals in two events at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.


Kirar Breaks Record to Highlight Second Day of Swimming Conference Finals

The Valparaiso University swimming teams completed the second day of their respective conference championships, with junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) taking down a nine-year-old school record in the 500-free. Junior classmate Mac Sogandares (Reston, Va./South Lakes) also recorded a top-10 swim at the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. For the women, sophomore Tara Lawson (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein) climbed the all-time top-10 list, while the 200-free relay ranked among the program’s all-time best as well at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.


Swimming Teams Open Conference Championships Wednesday

The Valparaiso University swimming teams began their respective conference championships Wednesday evening with both meets completing two relay events. The women are at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, while the men are participating in the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. After the completion of the 200-medley relay and 800-free relay, the women sit in eighth, just four points behind seventh. The men are in sixth, trailing fifth by only six points. Both teams moved relays into the top-10 of the school record books.