The first Great Lakes Valley Conference title for the women, and a combined nine qualifiers between the men’s and women’s teams, highlighted the 2015-16 edition of Truman swimming.
After a strong regular season that saw the squad pick up dual victories against Division I programs Illinois State and Western Illinois, the Bulldog women rode a strong final day at the 2016 GLVC championships to surge past long-time rival Drury and capture the league championship. Truman trailed DU by 52 points before racing past the Panthers to win by nearly 40 points overall. In addition to the women’s team title, both programs earned individual laurels as Will Shanel and Evyn Spencer were each named the GLVC’s Swimmer of the Year on their respective sides while Emma Barnett captured the league’s women’s Freshman of the Year Award. Head coach Ed Pretre was voted as the conference’s women’s swimming Coach of the Year.
At the national championships, the Bulldog women scored 119 team points and finished 12th overall, while Shanel scored 25 total points on the men’s side as Truman’s lone representative.
Truman will return to the pool in mid-September for season-opening events in the Pershing Natatorium.