2017-18 Swimming and Diving Season In Review

YSU swimming and diving team.
YSU swimming and diving team.

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team showed improvement throughout the year under first season head coach Ryan Purdy. To highlight the campaign, YSU had a 7-6 record in dual competition, it's first winning record since 2002.

Freshman Aida Jurinovics set a school record in the 400 IM and placed second at the Horizon League Championships in the 200-yard butterfly.

Season Highlights

  • YSU defeated Cleveland State, IUPUI, Butler, Eastern Illinois, Lincoln College and Olivet Nazarene (twice) in dual scoring meets.
  • Divers McKenzie Stelter and Bethany Glick advanced to the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in the one-meter and three-meter dives.
  • At the Horizon League Championships, Glick was second in the three-meter and Stelter was fourth. In the one-meter, Stelter was sixth and Glick was 10th.
  • Jurinovics placed second in the 200-yard butterfly, seventh in the 400 IM and swam in the 500-yard freestyle.
  • The year marked the end of the swimming careers of Kolbrun Jonsdottir, Viktoria Orosz, Madison Aranda as well as diving careers of Stelter and Glick. Orosz set five school records during her career while Aranda holds two.
  • Taylor Bishop finished eighth at the Horizon League Championships in the 500-yard freestyle. She was 11th in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
  • Tiphaine Saint-Gilles was eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke clocking a time of 2:20.39.
  • Haley Fisher was ninth in the 200-yard butterfly, 15th in the 100-yard butterfly and 16th in the 200-yard IM.
  • YSU had seven top eight finishes at the Horizon League Championships. 
  • Jurinovics set the school record in the 400 IM on Nov.18 of 4:25.61. She broke the mark by more than five seconds.
  • Posted 10 swimming times that rank in the top five in school history.
  • YSU was named a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American team. During the fall semester, the Guins posted a team GPA of 3.22.
  • YSU had a school-record four athletes named Academic All-Horizon League.