Seven Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Honors
Seven Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Winter Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this afternoon.
Wegehaupt, Taylor Named Valparaiso Athletes of the Month for February
Men's swimming senior Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) and women's track and field junior Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of February.
More School Records Fall in Final Day of HL Championships
Crusaders wrapped up their season Saturday in Cleveland, but not before Tate Wegehaupt and Gonzalo Castro Diaz broke Valpo records in the 200 yard breast and 200 yard butterfly, respectively.
Jenny, Lightner Finish in Finals of Friday's HL Championships
Frederick Jenny collected an eighth-place finish in the men's 100 yard breaststroke at the Horizon League Championships in Cleveland. Ciara Lightner hit the wall in under a minute in the 100 yard backstroke.
Segatto Takes 12th in the 500 Yard Freestyle at HL Championships
Senior Flavia Segatto finished with a time of 5:04.21 in the 500 yard freestyle Thursday at the Horizon League Championships in Cleveland.
First Day of HL Swimming and Diving Championships in the Books
Freshman Brian Wasicak and men's 200 yard freestyle relay team break school records in busy first day of Horizon League Championships in Cleveland.
Howard Hunte Joins the Valpo Coaches Show
Swimming and diving head coach Howard Hunte talked with host Brad Collignon about his team's goals heading into the Horizon League Championships this week in Cleveland, and to reflect upon what his five seniors have meant to the Crusader program.
Vikings Score Pair of Victories over Valpo in Pool
On Senior Day, Tate Wegehaupt won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 58.93 time but Cleveland State prevailed 109-89 on the men's side. The Crusader women dropped their meet 121-69, but won the 200 yard freestyle relay thanks to a 1:46.53 finish.
Swimming's Senior Day Moved to Friday
Valpo's swim meet versus Cleveland State has been moved to Friday, February 7th at 3:00 pm at the ARC. Cheer on the Crusaders as they honor seniors Tate Wegehaupt, Andrea Bretl, Katie Meunier, Katrina Peters, and Ali Taubert for their service to the men's and women's swim teams.
Flames Get Past Crusaders
Segatto, Trimpe clinched individual victories, women's 400 yard freestyle relay team finished first; Castro Diaz turned in 4:16.68 time in 400 yard IM, 1:58.68 result in 200 yard butterfly en route to solid second-place finishes versus UIC Saturday in Chicago. Wegehaupt was first in the 200 yard breaststroke.
Phoenix Prevail Over Crusaders
Green Bay's Parker Wolf and Natalie Neuwirth won three events each on the women's side to remain undefeated; Crusader men were unable to claim a victory versus an equally strong Green Bay squad.
Calvin College Invitational Concludes with 5th, 6th Place Results
Men's swimming notched 5th place finish, women earned 6th place result at Calvin College Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Valpo Men Slide to 5th, Women 6th at Calvin College Invitational
Braun, Peters earn best times in freestyle, breaststroke heat finals in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Crusader Men, Women in 4th after First Day at Calvin College Invitational
Segatto earned 17 points via a second place finish in 1650-yard freestyle Thursday at the Calvin College Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Western Illinois Wins over Valpo
Bretl, Segatto picked up two individual victories as the women's swim team competed at Western Illinois Saturday. Castro Diaz and Wegehaupt accomplish same on men's side in Macomb. The Leathernecks walked away with the team victory, though, 155-129 (men's) and 152-129 (women's).
Lewis Defeats Crusaders in the Pool
Crusader women lost 176-81, men fell 155-107 Saturday afternoon at the ARC. Meet was Valpo's second in as many days.
Castro Diaz, Cripe Claim Two Events Each at IUPUI Invitational
Castro Diaz was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM; Cripe won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. IUPUI ultimately prevailed over the Crusaders 150-106 on the men's side and 165-97 on the women's circuit.
Women Take 6th, Men 7th at Indiana Intercollegiate Invitational
Women's relay team of Lightner, Cannon, Cripe, and Trimpe collect 26 points in 200-yard medley; men's quartet of King, Jenny, Castro Diaz, and Wegehaupt notch 30 points in same race at West Lafayette.
Wegehaupt, Segatto Score First Place Finishes vs. Milwaukee
Senior Tate Wegehaupt touched the wall .62 seconds ahead of UWM's Jacob Melville in the 200-yard breaststroke; Flavia Segatto beat Mary Kuyvenhoven in the 200-yard butterfly to earn nine points for the Crusaders. Panthers claimed 125-76 and 126-74 victories on the men's and women's side, respectively.
Crusaders Place 5th, 6th at Notre Dame
Facing BCS giants like Auburn, Indiana, and Notre Dame, Brown and Gold walk away with a fifth-place finish on the men's side and a sixth-place result on the women's side at the Dennis Stark Meet Friday.
Segatto, Castro Diaz Claim Individual Events vs. Wright State
The Crusaders took to the pool for the first time this season Friday at the ARC. Sophomore Gonzalo Castro Diaz and junior Flavia Segatto were first-place finishers in the dual meet versus Wright State.
Valparaiso Releases 2013-2014 Swim Schedules
Crusaders open season Oct. 4th at the ARC versus Wright State; Horizon League Championships slated for Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st at Cleveland State.