Lady Baron Swimmers Take Second Place in Dual Meet November 15, 2013 HIRAM, Ohio – Strong performances from freshman Nicole Marshall and senior Molly Coogan landed the Lady Barons in second place with a win over Defiance College and a loss to HIram College. [read more]
Swimming & Diving Homer Opener Filled With New Records October 25, 2013 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In their second meet of the season and their first home meet of the year, Franciscan women's swimming & diving gave a strong performance, setting a handful of new school records. [read more]
Swimming Starts Strong, Places Fifth October 19, 2013 BRADFORD, Pa – The Lady Barons Swim team traveled to Pitt-Bradford today to compete in their season opener. The Lady Barons' 500 freestyle relay is now ranked first in the conference and the 300 yard backstroke relay is now ranked second. [read more]
The Best of the Barons #1: Shoeless Bill Jones is An All-American August 29, 2013 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The top moment in the 2012-13 season of Baron Athletics goes to Bill Jones for a national championship performance that will stand in school history for decades. [read more]
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July 5, 2013 FUS Head Coaches Talk About Baron Athletics Experience STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Listen to a number for Franciscan's head coaches talk about what is unique about being a part of their program and FUS.
March 11, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Five Lady Barons Make Swimming and Diving All-Conference STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Two Lady Baron swimmers have been named AMCC First Team All-Conference while two more swimmers and a diver were named to the conference's Second Team.
February 16, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Third Place Finish in AMCC Brings Valuable Experience GROVE CITY, Pa - Lady Baron swimming and diving was able to pull closer to 7-time AMCC champion Penn St. - Behrend at this year's conference championships.
February 14, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Lady Baron Swimmers Look to Improve on Third Place GROVE CITY, Pa - After finishing the second day of the four day AMCC championships in third place, Franciscan swimming and diving hopes to improve their placement with strong individual events.
February 2, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Goal Accomplished Despite Loss for FUS Swimmers ALTOONA, Pa. - A long-term strategy created results but not a win for Lady Baron swimming and diving. The team took their final meet of the regular season to focus on individual times and team mindset.
January 22, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Rankin Earns Top AMCC Honors for Second Straight Week Franciscan University freshman diver Kellie Rankin has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Diver of the Week for the second straight week and the fourth time this season.
January 18, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Lady Baron's Swim To Victory on Senior Night STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The final home meet of the season for Lady Baron swimming and diving brought great results as FUS beat Division II school Ursuline College 95-89, while setting multiple personal records.
January 16, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Giuliani and Rankin, Named Swimmer and Diver of the Week STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Lady Baron swimmer Maria Giuliani and diver Kelli Rankin have been named AMCC Swimmer and Diver of the Week.
January 12, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving FUS Swimming and Diving Defends Top Spot in Conference BRADFORD, Pa - Lady Baron swimming and diving, beat Pitt-Bradford 52-43 and lost to Division II school Alford State 63-31. FUS and Pitt-Bradford went into the meet in first and second respectively in the AMCC.
January 11, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving Lady Barons Swimmers Try To Shake Off The Rust BETHANY, WV - In their first meet in over a month, the Lady Barons lost to Bethany College. Two of the FUS swimmers set new personal records during the meet.
December 1, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Sets More Records at Grove City GROVE CITY, Pa. - For the second straight day, strong competition at the Grove City Invitational inspired some strong times for Lady Baron Swimming and Diving.
November 30, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving Challenging Competition Pushes FUS Swimmers to New Heights STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The first day of the two day Grove City Invitational saw Lady Baron swimming and diving post some of there best times ever against a field of tough competition. FUS broke the school record in the 400-yard medley relay.
November 9, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving Lady Barons Win First Home Swim Meet STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - In their first home meet of the year, the Lady Baron Swimming and Diving team defeated six time AMCC champion Penn. St.-Behrend by one point. They also beat Penn. St.-Altoona by fifteen points.
October 27, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving Women’s Swimming and Diving Gets First Win BETHANY, W.Va. -- The Franciscan University women’s swimming and diving team competed in its second meet of the year and came out with a split, beating the host team Bethany College 70-62, and losing to six-time defending AMCC champion Penn State Behrend, 87-50.
October 20, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving First Meet Sets High Expectations for Women’s Swimming and Diving BRADFORD, Pa. - The Lady Baron swimming and diving team opened up their 2012-13 season in a relay only meet at Pitt-Bradford. Franciscan used the meet as a way to gauge their abilities this season, as they were the only school at the meet without a men's team.
July 27, 2012 Franciscan Promotes Three Assistants to Head Coach STEUBENVILLE, OH - There will be some familiar faces in unfamiliar places for Baron athletics during the 2012-2013 season. Three FUS teams will see former assistant coaches take over head coaching duties for their teams. Suzy Delaney will take over the women's basketball team, Ward Rogers will take over the men's soccer team, and Rebecca Recznik will take over the swimming and diving team.
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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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 | Women's Swimming & Diving 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.
August 17, 2011 Presenting the Newly Redesigned Baron Von Steubie Presenting the newly redesigned Baron Von Steubie Athletics logo for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Explore the primary mark, wordmarks and ligatures, and read about the research and inspiration behind it all. Designs by John Hartwell of Hartwell Studios.
July 25, 2011 Franciscan Athletics Enters Exclusive Adidas Contract STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University of Steubenville Athletics and Adidas have entered a three year agreement that will provide exclusive footwear and apparel for all Baron teams beginning this 2011-12 academic year.
Lady Baron Swimmers Singing Together Before a Home Meet November 9, 2012 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Lady Barons huddle together to sing before their first home meet of the 2012-13 season.
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