Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.
The Valpo swimming teams concluded the Horizon League Championship on Saturday. 14 new school records were set over the four days.
Freshman Dani Gomez Barrientos set school records in the 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard freestyle and was on the 200 yard freestyle relay that broke the program record to lead Valpo on the third day of the Horizon League Championships.
Senior Flavia Segatto bettered her school record in the women's 500 yard freestyle and the women's 400 yard medley relay team also set the school record at the Horizon League Championships on Thursday.
The Valpo swimming teams set three records on Wednesday on day one of the Horizon League Championships. Dani Gomez Barrientos set the mark in the 1000 yard freestyle, while the men's 200 yard freestyle relay and 200 yard medley relay also set the top times.
The Valpo swimming teams head to Milwaukee for the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships starting on Wednesday.
Valpo swimming head coach Howard Hunte joins the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the season and preview the Horizon League Championships.
The Crusaders swimming teams closed out their regular seasons with a dual win at the ARC pool over Eastern Illinois on Senior Day.
Valpo fell to Horizon League foe UIC today in their final league meet. The men lost 171.5-115.5, while the women fell 162-115.
The Crusaders dropped a dual meet on Saturday to Horizon League foe Green Bay. The men lost 121-71, while the women fell 127-72.
The Crusaders returned to the pool Saturday in a split decision against Rose-Hulman. The women won 193-58, while the men lost 181.5-80.5.
Valpo set four more records on the final day of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational. The men finished in fifth place, while the women finished in sixth.
The Valpo swim team set five school records today on day two of the Calvin Winter Invitational. Gonzalo Casto Diaz, Fred Jenny, and Max Penn all set school records individually and on the 400 yard medley relay. Flavia Segatto tied her school record in the women's 200 yard butterfly.
The swimming and diving teams returned to the pool on Thursday in the Calvin Winter Invitational. The 800 yard freestyle of Dani Gomez Barrientos, Flavia Segatto, Makenna Cannon and Paiton Krebs set the fastest time in Crusader history with a 7:45.26 as they finished third.
The Crusaders dropped a pair of dual meets to Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon. The men fell just short 137-122 and the women lost 162-95.
The Crusaders swimming teams split a dual meet at Rose-Hulman on Friday evening. The women won their second meet in a row, 117-86, while the men lost 158-78.
The Valpo women's swimming team claimed their first dual meet victory in three years as they took down Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the ARC pool.
Dani Gomez Barrientos broke the school record in the women's 400 yard IM on Friday afternoon in a dual meet against Lewis.
Gonzalo Castro Diaz (men's swimming) and April Cronin (women's soccer) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
Valpo traveled to Cleveland State Saturday afternoon for a dual meet. The women also took on Youngstown State. Gonazlo Castro Diaz and Dani Gomez Barrientos led the way with several top-ten all-time Crusader times.
Freshman Dani Gomez Barrientos continued to impress and break her way into the record books, setting top-five times in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened their season at the Butler Invitational on Sunday.
The Valpo swimming and diving teams announced their 2014-15 schedules on Tuesday.