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Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

(Photo courtesy of Zips Swimming and Diving)

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 2, 2018

At the end of the 2018 swimming and diving season, the Zips’ ladies have taken yet another step in establishing themselves as the queens of the pool in the Mid-American Conference by their winning fifth consecutive conference title.   Since current Head Coach Brian Peresie took over the program in ...

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

By Terry Rabbitts,

March 16, 2016

Six University of Akron swimming and diving members will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. this weekend with a chance to come back home with an NCAA championship for the first time in team history. The Zips, the Mid-American Conference Champions, concluded the season ranked 34th by collegeswimming....

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

March 1, 2016

Women’s swimming and diving The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team started fast and finished the same way in gaining the Mid-American Conference Championships for the third straight year. Akron grabbed the lead on the first day of the four-day event and never relinquished it ...

Record setting day for Zips swimming and diving

By Terry Rabbitts,

December 7, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving team members set a new Mid-American Conference record, along with several school records, on their way to capturing the Zippy Invitational for the second straight year at Ocasek Natatorium this past weekend. The Zips completed the weekend with 2,317 po...

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The University of Akron swimming and diving team celebrates the winning of the Magnus Cup

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 23, 2015

Swimming and diving The University of Akron swimming and diving team took home first place this past weekend at the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium. It is the first time that the Zips have ever finished the three-day event by earning the Mag...

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the fourth annual CSU Magnus Cup this weekend at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium beginning with Friday's prelims at 9:00 a.m. The event runs through Sunday with the prelims starting at 9 a.m. each day and the finals at 5:00 p.m. on...

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

Coach Peresie talks with the team

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 2, 2015

The University of Akron Swimming and Diving team traveled to Athens last Friday to take on Ohio University and left with a 167-133 triumph to keep its season unblemished. Starting off the meet, Akron’s 400 medley relay team of Luka Szynal, Paloma Marrero Munoz, Erin Seiler and Ragen Engel fini...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 28, 2015

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men's golf team wrapped up the fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. Akron ended the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6,550-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club with an 868 (+16) team total. Yann Pfeiffer...

Zips dunk competition in swimming and diving

Coach Brian Peresie talks with his team

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 26, 2015

The University of Akron swimming and diving team swept both Ball State University and the University of Toledo last Friday evening at the Ocasek Natatorium in the first home dual meet of the season. The Zips drubbed Ball State by a score of 221-78 and defeated Toledo with a score of 180-119. At t...

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Hannah Werth tries to control the ball

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 21, 2015

Swimming and Diving The Zips swimming and diving team set three meet records last Friday at the Tom Stubbs Relays in Bowling Green, Ohio, in its first official meet of the 2015-16 season. The relay team of Hannah Raspopovich and Erin Seiler, along with Laura Savariau and Ragen Engel, swam the 200 Medl...

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Frida Fougberg tees off

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 14, 2015

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country The University of Akron men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to the University of Louisville, which is serving as host for the 2015 NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park. The Pre-National meet serves as a precursor for the...