Royal Purple

‘Hawks swim to top on senior night

From left, freshman Cameron Gidlow, freshman Luke Piccione, and senior 
McKenzie Asplund all cheer on their fellow teammates during both team’s victories on Feb. 4. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

john miller, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

With the WIAC Championships just around the corner, both the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up wins Feb. 4 vs. UW-La Crosse inside the Williams Center. The Warhawk men won comfortably 190-109 to move to an overall record of 5-2, with a 2-2 conference record. The W...

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Students experienced a wide range of emotions at the ceremony. Photos by Kimberly Wethal

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

October 6, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski Sept. 14, 2016 Everyone who filled the bleachers of the Kris Russell Volleyball Arena on Sunday, Sept. 11 wished they wouldn’t have been there in the first place. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held at 1 p.m. inside the Williams Center for 21 year old student Spencer Twi...

Men’s squad, Becker shine

Men’s squad, Becker shine

February 24, 2016

By Josh Sinclair Feb. 23, 2016 The Whitewater men’s swimming and diving team tied the program’s best finish at the WIAC Championships, taking second in the competition on Feb. 20. The women’s team finished third out of five teams, and finished 113 points behind UW-Lacrosse, who won the meet. “The...

Men’s and women’s squads finish in first place

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 By Evan Carlin Men’s and women’s swimming and diving participated in the Lake Forest and Lawrence Triangular January 23 in Appleton, Wisconsin, and both teams secured a first-place finish. The men’s team beat Lawrence by 227 points, 241-14.  The team also pulled out a victory against...

Everybody wins in the pool

November 19, 2015

By Kali Schmieding Nov. 18, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving team won its Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against UW-Oshkosh. The men’s team won 145-72 and the women’s team won 129-100. “This meet is about our swimmers getting in and compe...

‘Hawks headed to Regionals

'Hawks headed to Regionals

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Evan Carlin The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finished within the top five teams on Feb. 19 through Feb. 21 at the WIAC championship in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. The men finished out the weekend of competition in third place out of five teams, while the women claimed...

Women break three records

Women break three records

February 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2011 By Joe Walsh The UW-Whitewater women’s swimming and diving team defeated UW-La Crosse in its last meet of the season 145.50-97.50 Feb. 7 in the Williams Center Pool. The meet ended with a bang for the Warhawks by breaking three school records. Sierra Becker broke the diving record...

Swimmers start season with wins

November 5, 2014

By Ryan Altman Nov. 5, 2014 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their respective seasons with a pair of victories against Luther College in Iowa last Saturday. The ’Hawks swept the day, earning a 176-61 in men’s competition and a 144-99 victory for the...

Swim & Dive: Season ends at nationals

April 2, 2014

  April 2, 2014 By Ryan Altman Two members of the UW-Whitewater women’s swimming and diving team earned All-American honors at the 2014 NCAA Division-III Swimming and Diving Championships. Hosted by Franklin College in Indianapolis, Ind., the Warhawks qualified and competed in 10 events...

Men’s and Women’s Swim & Dive: ‘Hawks take third in pool

Men's and Women's Swim & Dive: 'Hawks take third in pool

February 26, 2014

  Feb. 26, 2014 By Andrea Sidlauskas The Warhawks men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced their way into the history books Saturday, as both squads matched program-bests with third-place finishes in the WIAC Championship meet. “The other teams in our conference are very,...

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving: `Hawks set record in first meet

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving: `Hawks set record in first meet

October 31, 2013

  By Emily Leclair The UW-Whitewater men's and women's swimming/diving teams began its seasons with wins over Carthage College on Saturday in Kenosha, Wis. Both teams are looking forwards to a successful 2013-14 season. The men's team defeated Carthage, 150-112, winning nine of 16 events....

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Amy Spaay

May 7, 2013

  By Zach Hicks Perched atop the starting block at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on Friday, March 22, sophomore Amy Spaay stared at her reflection in the pool. Suddenly, she forgot about her competition. It was time to win. It was time to make history. “Whenever...

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