2011-12 Women's Swimming & Diving News
March 6, 2012
Swimming & Diving Team Clinches Top Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The hard work has paid off. Finishing its inaugural season second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, the Lady Baron swimming and diving team received notable postseason recognition from the conference for its 2011-12 performance.
March 5, 2012
Inaugural Team Found Success Through “Agon”
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— The inaugural season of Franciscan University’s swimming and diving team was exceptional, setting high standards and receiving honors throughout the season that led to ultimately winning second place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship. “The girls bonded deeply as a team and struggled through the season together, emerging victorious!” said head coach Rebecca Recznik.
February 18, 2012
Swimming & Diving Team Earns Runner-Up in AMCC
GROVE CITY, Pa.— The first year for Franciscan University’s swimming and diving team has proved to be a season filled with excellence and Saturday proved no differently. After four days of competition in Grove City College’s James E. Longnecker Invitational, which serves as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship, the Lady Barons ended their season runners-up in the AMCC.
February 17, 2012
Lady Barons Continue to Excel at Championship
GROVE CITY, Pa.—The inaugural swimming and diving team at Franciscan University continues to lay a foundation for a tradition of success as they compete at the James E. Longnecker Invitational hosted by Grove City College this week where they are competing with athletes in both the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. At the end of the competition Friday Franciscan is seventh out of 11 in the overall meet and is ranked second in the AMCC.
February 16, 2012
Swimmers and Divers Make History at AMCC Championship
GROVE CITY, Pa.— The Franciscan University Lady Baron swimmers and divers are set to contend in the James E. Longnecker Invitational hosted by Grove City College this week, which serves as the championship meet for both the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
February 7, 2012
Swimming & Diving Team Clinches AMCC Weekly Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — After a successful first-ever home tri-meet on Saturday, the Lady Baron swimming and diving team received double accolades this week from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. For a second time this season, GraceAnne Beatovich was honored as swimmer of the week and Danielle Tremblay received diver of the week honors.
February 4, 2012
Swimming & Diving Team Hosts First-Ever Home Meet
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio. — It was a historical moment for Franciscan University’s inaugural Lady Baron swimming and diving team Saturday afternoon, hosting its first-ever home tri-meet at Steubenville High School. The Lady Barons split the meet with Chatham University and fellow Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference member, Penn State Altoona. Franciscan is now ranked No. 1 in the AMCC.
January 18, 2012
History In The Making: Lady Baron Diver Honored By AMCC
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The inaugural women’s swimming and diving team at Franciscan University continued to make history this week. Junior Danielle Tremblay was honored by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference as diver of the week for her performance at last Wednesday’s Washington and Jefferson College dual meet.
January 11, 2012
Lady Barons Swim New Events to Split Dual Meet
WASHINGTON, Pa.—The Lady Baron swimming and diving team split the Washington and Jefferson College Meet Wednesday evening; the Franciscan swimmers defeated Bethany College 59-43, but fell to host Washington and Jefferson, 64-33. The Lady Baron swimming and diving team is 4-6 overall in its freshmen season, and 2-1 in the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference.
January 9, 2012
First-Ever Lady Baron Swimmer Honored By The AMCC
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—For the first time ever, a member of the Lady Baron swimming and diving team was honored as the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference swimmer of the week. The accolade was given to junior Grace Anne Beatovich for her contribution to the team’s success at Saturday’s short course dual meet against Frostburg State and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
January 7, 2012
Lady Barons Smoke Competition At Dual Meet
FROSTBURG, Md.—Franciscan University’s swimming and diving team clinched two victories in a double dual sweep Saturday afternoon in their first contest of 2012. The Lady Barons earned wins over Frostburg State University and fellow Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference contender University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with scores of 88-77 and 98-61, respectively.
December 3, 2011
Lady Baron Swimmers And Divers Continue To Embrace Agon
GROVE CITY, Pa. — The Lady Baron swimming and diving team spent Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Grove City Winter Invitational; placing sixth out of seven, the Franciscan University team scored 102 points on the weekend.
November 5, 2011
Lady Baron Swimmers Face Fast-Paced Meet
PITTSBURGH—The Lady Baron swim team learned a lesson in losing when it competed in the non-conference Chatham University Invitational Saturday afternoon. At the second double-dual meet of the program’s inaugural season, the team lost to Chatham University, 37-57, and to Juniata College, 17-78.
October 29, 2011
Coach Enthusiastic After 1st AMCC Swimming & Diving Meet
ERIE, Pa.—The Lady Baron swimming and diving team competed in its first-ever Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference meet Saturday afternoon. The NCAA newcomers traveled to Penn State Behrend, splitting a double-dual meet with Behrend and Bethany College. Franciscan beat Bethany, 60-41, and lost to Behrend, 42-57. The split result means that the Lady Barons are 1-1 on the season in the AMCC and 1-2 overall.
October 22, 2011
Inaugural Swimming & Diving Team Embrace Agon
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—"When I had to quit swimming in college due to a shoulder injury, I knew I wanted to stay in the sport somehow," said Nathan Blake. He continued his passion by coaching for several schools, recreational teams, and eventually served as the head coach for the USA team in Weirton, W. Va. Most recently, he was given the head coaching position for the new NCAA Division III women's swimming and diving team at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Blake took full advantage of the freedom he was handed in creating the program.
October 22, 2011
Lady Barons Receive Praise at Inaugural Meet
BRADFORD, Pa.—The Lady Baron swim team tied with Ursuline College for sixth place at the 2011 Panther Relays in its first meet at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford. The Saturday afternoon meet was mixed—meaning that men’s and women’s teams were competing—so Franciscan University didn’t have swimmers in every event. Head coach Nathan Blake wanted his all-women team to attend for the experience.