The Horizon League has selected six Green Bay swimming and diving athletes to join the Academic All-League team, honoring them for their academic and athletic achievement during the 2018-19 season. Annika Engstrom, Anna Liu and Rosalyn Stoa were named to the women’s All-Academic Team, while Eli Broman, Derrick Prenot and Charlie Warren were chosen for the men’s All-Academic Team. Learn more.
The Green Bay swimming and diving teams are competing at the 2017 Horizon League Championships, hosted at University of Illinois in Chicago. The meet opens Wednesday, February 22 and concludes Saturday, February 25. Last year’s performance at the Horizon League Championships resulted in a 4th place finish for the women and a 6th place finish for the men. The Horizon League’s annual preseason poll ranked both teams in the exact same spot for this year’s competition.
It’s nearly the weekend, which means set your UW-Green Bay gear out tonight and show your campus pride tomorrow. The UW-Green Bay Bookstore has a storewide 20% discount (excluding textbooks). At noon on Saturday, the Swimming and Diving team has an intra-squad meet with alumni of the program. Also at 7 p.m. Saturday, women’s soccer hosts Valparaiso under the lights of Aldo Santaga Stadium. On Friday, Trio Unprepared will be performing at the Weidner Center at 7:30 p.m. The improvised music performance is free, and the audience will be able to meet with the musicians and ask questions following the show.
Congratulations to 2015 UW-Green Bay graduate Ryan Korslin, who made history earlier this week (June 5) by becoming the first of Green Bay’s swim program to make a U.S. Olympic trial cut. His event is the 100-meter breaststroke. Korslin, a four-year Phoenix letterwinner, was twice a Horizon League champion. See more.
The Green Bay swimming and diving program is hosting two swimming camps in June at the Dorschel Natatorium in the Kress Events Center. Head coach Reed Robelot, assistant coach Tara Dowling and Phoenix student-athletes will run the camps. The sessions are June 13-16 and 20-23 and are open to swimmers ages seven and up. Cost is $70 per swimmer. A discount is given for multiple swimmers in one family. For additional questions, please call/email coach Tara at (906) 869-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Bay swimming and diving teams will host their final home meet at Noon Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Dorschel Natatorium at the Kress Events Center. The team welcomes Northern Michigan in what will be a reunion of sorts for Green Bay assistant coach Tara Dowling, a former NMU swimmer.
In case you missed it in Log Extra, Green Bay women’s basketball and swimming and diving are home beginning this Thursday. The basketball team looks for its 11th straight Thursday evening. For all the Green Bay Athletics’ news and tickets, www.greenbayphoenix.com.
Former De Pere H.S. women’s swim coach Tara Dowling has joined the Green Bay swimming and diving staff as a lead assistant, first-year head coach Reed Robelot announced this week. Dowling joins the Phoenix after graduating from Northern Michigan University in May with a degree in Health and Fitness Management. She was a three-time captain of the NMU swim and dive team.
UW-Green Bay has named Reed Robelot its next head swimming and diving coach, Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced. Robelot joins the Phoenix following a successful five-year stint as an assistant coach with ACC member Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies to three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men’s and the women’s teams. Robelot takes over from Jim Merner, who announced his retirement on May 8 to cap a successful 25-year career. For more on the coach.
A student-written piece at the website of the national publication Swimming World bids a fond farewell to the 25-year head coach of UW-Green Bay’s Division I swimming and diving program, Jim Merner. “(After) 10 conference championships, 10 runner-up finishes and 11 Coach of the Year awards, (he) will be shelving his clipboard and time sheets for good,” the piece states. It also includes an excerpt from his inspirational “one last letter” emailed to team members after he told them in person that he was retiring. Read more.