Truman women’s swimming returned to the NCAA Division II championships after a one-year hiatus, and both squads performed well at the first Great Lakes Valley Conference postseason event to highlight the 2013-14 season in the pool.
After competing from early October through January in duals as well as the Northwestern TYR Cup, Bulldog swimming headed to Crawfordsville, Ind., for the first GLVC championship event. Highlighted by freshman Evyn Spencer’s 100 fly finish on night three, the Bulldog women took home second place in the seven-team event, while the Bulldog men earned sixth. Freshman Neil Girmus set a new school record in the 200 breast, shattering the old program record by .50 seconds.
Four women were selected to compete at the 2014 NCAA Division II swimming and diving championships, hosted in Geneva, Ohio, from March 12-15. Senior Casey Jepsen added three All-America honors to close her career with nine total, while Spencer, Kristi Van Oost and Brynn Guardado also picked up All-America accolades as part of the 800 free relay and 100 fly (Spencer).
Head coach Ed Pretre’s squad will begin the 2014-15 season in October.