Five members of the Valpo men’s swimming program were named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the league Thursday.
Valpo junior Derek Eidson (Ventura, Calif./Ventura) received postseason recognition from the Summit League on Monday as he was one of 16 swimmers named to the Men’s Swimming Academic All-League Team for their prowess both in the pool and in the classroom.
Valpo men’s swimming junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) broke an individual program record for the third time in as many days and the Valpo men closed the Summit League Championships Saturday evening with a record swim in the 400 free relay, capping a meet which saw the team set seven program records.
For the first time since 2002, the Valpo men’s swimming team boasts a league champion swimmer, as junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) touched the wall first with a record swim in the 200-free Friday at the Summit League Championships in West Fargo, N.D. Junior Billy Bennett (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) also broke a program record en route to All-League honors in the 100-breaststroke.
The Valpo men’s swimming team kicked off day one of the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday with three program-record swims. It started with a school-record swim in the 50-free preliminary round by junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), while the night session featured a pair of new program records in relay events.
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams closed out the regular season Saturday at Southern Illinois, with the men competing in a dual meet against Eastern Illinois and the women competing in a tri-meet. Valpo’s effort was led by sophomore Gus Rytting (Houston, Texas/Lamar), who picked up a pair of event victories in the breaststroke events.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swim teams competed in a tri-meet at Southern Illinois with Arkansas Little Rock on Friday. Valpo had an abundance of top-10 finishes with junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) boasting the best individual showing with three top-five swims.
Valparaiso University has reached an agreement with the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to become an affiliate conference member in men’s swimming, beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.
Valpo men’s swimming junior Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) has been named the Summit League Men’s Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season after some impressive swims last weekend in Valpo’s meet against Evansville.