Swimming & Diving
Head coach Matt Gianiodis talks about the graduating seniors and remembering past Spartans this summer.
Student-athletes recognized for team accomplishments.
Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Spartans tie for 11th place with 56 points.
Spartans' 400 medley relay team sets school record.
Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Awarded the women's team's Swimmer of the Year Award at the season banquet ... Broke the 50 freetyle school record with a time of 23.03 ... Posted the team's top times in the 50 freestyle (23.03) and the 100 freestyle (50.58) ... Earned a spot on the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay ... Part of the 200 freestyle relay that broke the school record from 2004 with a time of 1:32.00 ... Made the team's All-Time Top Ten list in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle ... Competed at the US Olympic Trial meet in Omaha, NE in the 50 freestyle.
Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted the team's top time in the 50 freestyle (23.58) ... Held the team's second-fastest time of the season in the 100 freestyle (51.86) ... Swam a season-best time in the 100 butterfly (59.51) at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Earned a spot on the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and the 400 freestyle relay.
Freshman Season: Swam the eighth-fastest 50 freestyle time in school history (23.45) ... Posted the teams fastest 50 freestyle time of the season (23.45) ... Finished third at the TYR Invitational meet in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.45, and swam a 52.54 mark in the 100 freestyle ... Placed first in both the 50 (24.03) and 100 (52.66) freestyle against Ohio State ... Swam the first leg on the 200 freestyle Big Ten Championship Relay team ... Anchored the 200 medley Big Ten Championship relay team
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Michael O'Connor at Grosse Pointe North High School ... Finished third in 2008 state finals in the 50 freestyle and also placed fifth in the 100 freestyle ... Named Macomb Area Conference (MAC) Swimmer of the League Meet as a junior and senior ... Academic all-state and All-America honoree ... MAC record holder in the in 50 free for three years and 100 free for two years ... Swam for the Pointe Aquatics club team and was the state champion in the 50 free in 2007 and 2008.
Personal: Born December 3, 1990 ... Daughter of Mark and Mary Ann Rusch ... Majoring in finance.
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