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UNCW Seahawks Name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach

UNCW Seahawks Name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach

WILMINGTON, NC July 28, 2014 – Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Memont, 36, has spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program in Columbia. He takes over for veteran coach Dave Allen, who retired recently following a 37-year career that produced 16 Colonial Athletic Association championships, including three on the women’s side and an impressive string of 13 consecutive men’s titles spanning back to 2002. “I’d like to thank Jimmy Bass and the UNCW athletic department for this opportunity,” said […]

Dave Allen Announces Retirement Plans

Dave Allen Announces Retirement Plans

Veteran swimming and diving coach Dave Allen announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as head of the program WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 13, 2014 – Expressing a desire to spend more time with his wife, children, and three grandsons, longtime coach Dave Allen, the founding father and architect of UNCW’s swimming and diving program, is heading for dry land. Allen announced his retirement on Thursday after coaching 43 years at three different institutions and will step down officially on June 30, 2014. A national search for his successor will begin soon. “Words cannot describe what Dave Allen has meant to this department, the university and the community,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “He has not only been the […]

Crosby, Lane Compete In NCAA Zone B Meet

Crosby, Lane Compete In NCAA Zone B Meet

Allen Crosby and Nathan Lane finished 30th and 33rd, respectively, for UNCW at the NCAA Zone B Championships on Monday. GREENSBORO, NC Mar. 10, 2014 – UNCW freshmen Allen Crosby and Nathan Lane finished 30th and 33rd, respectively, in the 3-meter Board at the NCAA Zone B Championships on Monday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. “Today was a great experience for Allen and Nathan,” said UNCW Diving Coach Beau Bunn following Monday’s event. “This was a very difficult Zone, one that included Duke’s Nick McCrory (Olympic Bronze Medalist) and Tennessee’s Mauricio Robles, who finished 1-2 in the Zone. Both competed against us this season at the Seahawk Natatorium.” Crosby totaled 253.0 points during his six-dive competition in his NCAA appearance […]

UNCW Swimming Dynasty Intact With No. 13

UNCW Swimming Dynasty Intact With No. 13

The UNCW men’s swimming and diving team won its 13th consecutive CAA championship with a dramatic finish over William & Mary Final Team Standings Final Meet Results Top Meet Performers WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 1, 2014 – The number 13, as it turns out, is anything but unlucky for the UNCW men’s swimming and diving team. Coach Dave Allen’s group captured its 13th consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championship late Saturday by rallying from behind to edge William & Mary, 729.5-721.5, in a dramatic finish at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center. UNCW won the men’s side of the meet with 729.5 points, followed by William & Mary (721.5), Towson (551.5), Delaware (440), Drexel (422) and College of Charleston (335.5). Towson […]

Charleston Sets 16 School Records At CAA Championships

Charleston Sets 16 School Records At CAA Championships

Full Meet Results COLLEGE PARK, MD Mar. 1, 2014 – College of Charleston concluded the 2014 CAA Championships with pride and accomplishment as Charleston came away with its second event victory and a number of new school records. For the entirety of the meet, the Cougars set a combined 16 school records and won two events, both by senior Sarah Boyle. Boyle followed up her record-setting performance in the 100 backstroke yesterday by winning the 200 backstroke on Saturday in a time of 1:56.38, setting a new CAA meet record as the fastest time in the event in conference championship history. The time was her second NCAA ‘B’ cut and secured her spot as one of the top CofC women’s […]

ECU Concludes Season At C-USA Championships

ECU Concludes Season At C-USA Championships

Ladies finish third, while men claim second-place Final Results | Final Team Scores ATLANTA, GA Mar. 2, 2014 – The East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team finished with 700 points to earn third place in the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships that concluded Saturday at the Georgia Tech Recreation Center. The Pirates finished third for the second time in three years behind FIU and Rice, which won the event for the second straight year. Megan Sellers earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with an NCAA B time of 2:14.25. It was her second medal of the championship after winning gold in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday night. Danielle Morrin missed the medal […]

Michael Baric Shines With Backstroke Victory

Michael Baric Shines With Backstroke Victory

Michael Baric claimed first in the 100 Backstroke while UNCW swimmers combined for 16 individual top-eight finishes on Friday COLLEGE PARK, MD Feb. 28, 2014 – UNCW senior Michael Baric and William & Mary’s Will Manion both touched the wall in a time of 48 seconds to tie for first place in the men’s 100 Backstroke on Friday at the Colonial Athletic Association swimming and diving championships at the Eppely Recreation Center. The Seahawks enter the final day of the meet trailing front-runner William & Mary, who overcame a 31-point deficit entering the session, by 26 points. On the women’s side, UNCW sits in fourth, 12.5 points behind William & Mary. “We knew going into the meet that it was […]

ECU Pirates Have Record Setting Day At C-USA Championships

ECU Pirates Have Record Setting Day At C-USA Championships

Ladies move into third, while the men hold onto second Championship Central | Live Results | Day Three Results ATLANTA, GA Feb. 28, 2014 – East Carolina moved into third-place Friday night at the Conference USA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship meet being held at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center. The Pirates are only 28 points out of second-place heading into the final day of competition. Defending champion Rice leads the way with 681 points and has a 181 point advantage over second-place FIU (500). East Carolina sophomore Megan Sellers set a new C-USA Championship meet standard of 1:00.42 in the 100-yard breaststroke. She is the first Pirate to win gold medalist honors as this year’s championship. Charlsie Lincoln placed […]

Sarah Boyle Leads Cougars With First CAA Event Victory

Sarah Boyle Leads Cougars With First CAA Event Victory

COLLEGE PARK, MD Feb. 28, 2014 – College of Charleston senior Sarah Boyle led the Cougars with a spectacular performance on the third day of the CAA Swimming & Diving championships at the University of Maryland. Boyle became Charleston’s first CAA event winner with her title in the 100 backstroke. She broke the school record with a time of 54.16 which also represented an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time. Sophomore Alex Wood had a strong finish in the 200 freestyle event, placing fifth with a time of 1:38.44. Will Kantlehner placed sixth in the 100 breast with a time of 56.93. The Cougars could not crack the championship finals in the other events on Friday. In the consolation finals, Will Ryan […]

CofC Medals Twice On Second Day Of CAA Championships

CofC Medals Twice On Second Day Of CAA Championships

COLLEGE PARK, MD Feb. 27, 2014 – College of Charleston reached the medal stand twice in the eight finals on Thursday night at the CAA Swimming & Diving Championships from the University of Maryland. The men’s 200 freestyle relay team set a new school record with a third-place time of 1:21.20, led by Alex Wood, Will Kantlehner, Dave Sherrier and Greg Karel. Wood received another bronze medal with his third-place finish in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in 20.21. Karel followed him with a ninth-place finish in the fastest sprint event (20.67). The women’s 200 free relay took fifth place as Sarah Graif, Mary Frances Babrowicz, Meredith Smith and Jayme Groth combined for a time of 1:33.06. Groth was […]