Five Michigan State swimmers are competing in Wave I of the US Olympic Trials, being held June 4-7 in Omaha, Nebraska. All five Spartans are participating in “Wildcard Weekend”, from June 4-7, with the members of the Olympic team named during Wave II competition from June 13-20.
Senior diver Amanda Ling (Wixom, Mich.) was announced on Thursday as the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. Ling, an English major, boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA, and was presented with the award prior to the evening session at the Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Michigan State’s men’s swimmers get their turn this week as Ohio State hosts the men’s Big Ten Swimming Championships at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. MSU is bringing 21 men to the swimming championships this season.
Michigan State’s women’s swimming program as well as the men’s and women’s divers will all be in action this week at the Big Ten Championships. To address Covid-19 protocols, the swimming and diving championships will be held on different campuses.
Amanda Ling won both diving events on Friday evening as the Spartan swimming and diving teams began their two-day meet against Penn State.
Michigan State’s swimming and diving programs head to State College, Pa. this weekend for a showdown with Penn State. The combined men’s and women’s competition will take place over two days, beginning Friday evening at 5:45 pm at McCoy Natatorium. Competition will resume at 9:30 am (women) and 2 pm (men) on Saturday afternoon.
Michigan State’s dual meet against Michigan concluded on Saturday, as the Rutgers women also competed. The Spartan women earned a 185.0-48.0 win over Rutgers, but fell to the host Wolverines, 146.0-107.
Michigan State swimming and diving tries for a second time to kick off its 2021 campaign this weekend swimming at Michigan with the Rutgers women. The men will race on Friday, while the women and all divers will be in action on Saturday. The season was to begin last Saturday at Purdue with the Illinois women, but MSU’s participation was canceled due to Covid-19 concerns. The extra week has the programs more than ready to get into the pool.
Amidst the turbulence of the COVID pandemic, collegiate swimmers and divers showed impressive academic resilience. Michigan State’s women’s team led the way with a 3.87 fall GPA and the men ranked sixth nationally with a 3.71 as the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America announced its Scholar All-America team for grades posted for the Fall 2020 semester.
A group of Michigan State swimmers is going to court to try and save their program. Roughly three months after Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman announced the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs would be eliminated after the 2021 season, 11 members of the women’s team filed suit in federal court Friday, accusing Michigan State of violating Title IX gender-equity laws.
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Michigan State swimming and diving kicks off its 2021 campaign this Saturday (January 16), swimming at Purdue with Illinois (women only). The meet starts at 2 pm in West Lafayette. “We’re excited to finally have an opportunity to compete,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. “There have obviously been a lot of challenges for us in the first semester, so an opportunity to get in the pool will be really good for all of our athletes. We’re looking forward to our weekend in West Lafayette.”
It was a crazy, chaotic 2020 for Michigan State athletics. And that was just in the first two months before everything around the college sports world went haywire. From a surprise February coaching search to canceled basketball tournaments to an on-off-on football season, it has been an extended roller-coaster ride in East Lansing as the year of the pandemic comes to a close. Here is a look at the 10 top stories for the Spartans on and off the field of play.
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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched every area of our life. It’s forced us all to evaluate not only our current place, but also our prospects for the future. Michigan State Athletics is not immune from those calculations. Sadly, as a University and an athletic department, we’ve reached a decision that MSU Athletics will no longer sponsor men’s and women’s swimming and diving as varsity sports following the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
Nehemiah Mork’s college swimming career ended abruptly, as did that of many athletes this winter. The Michigan State senior helped set a pair of school relay records at the Big Ten championships in late February before returning home to Midland a few weeks later amid the coronavirus shutdown.
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Hear from Nia Hollie and Scott Piper about their paths to MSU, and watch highlights from Men’s Basketball’s win at Maryland on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Michigan State swimming and diving beat the University of Illinois-Chicago as the teams celebrated their seniors at McCaffree Pool. The Spartan men beat the Flames, 132-110, and the Spartan women won, 169-73
Michigan State’s swimming & diving teams host two meets this weekend. The Spartans will celebrate their senior night Friday, Nov. 1 against the University of Illinois-Chicago at 5 p.m. They will then return to IM West on Saturday to take on Northwestern at 12 p.m
The Michigan State women’s swimming and diving team’s meet against Illinois on Saturday resulted in a draw with a 150-150 score.
The Michigan State swimming and diving teams fell to Pittsburgh on Friday night, the men 172-126, and the women by a 186-114 score.
Watch highlights of Football’s big win against Northwestern, learn some diving tips from Julia Oppedisano, and travel to Houston to see where Tyler Higby got his start.