Featured Team - Grove City College

by Josh Huger (MrUtopia)

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Created April 4th, 2010 08:01:58 PM

Modified April 15th, 2010 07:42:15 PM

Grove City College was founded in 1876. They are a school that was founded on Christian Principles. They strive to provide a liberal and professional education of the highest quality.  The school examines many different points of views; they unapologetically advocate the preservation of America's religious, political, and economic heritage of individual freedom and responsibility.

Grove City excels in athletics as well as academics. Their swimming program has enjoyed many years of success. The Wolverines are coached by Dave Fritz. Fritz is in his eighth season as Head Coach. Under his guidance the program has begun to progress into one of the nation’s premier small-college programs.

The Wolverines enjoyed a winning season this year. They had wins against Allegheny, Saint Vincent, Washington and Jefferson, Kenyon (B-Team), Case Western, Hiram, Washington and Jefferson, Pitt Bradford, Penn State Behrend, Wooster, and Westminster.

The program has enjoyed 59 consecutive winning seasons, 58 All- Americans, 23 Conference Championships, and 5 National Champions.

To find out more on the Wolverines check out http://www2.gcc.edu/sports/M-Swimming1/mswim.htm

Men's Varsity Records
50 Free Caleb Courage 19.97
100 Free Caleb Courage 43.60
200 Free Caleb Courage 1:39.66
500 Free Chip Cressman 4:40.83 
1000 Free Chip Cressman 9:54.02 
1650 Free Josh Kim 16:19.70 
100 Fly Ben Bowser 50.17
200 Fly Ben Bowser 1:54.10 
100 Back Caleb Courage 50.21
200 Back Jay D'Ambrosio 1:53.63
100 Breast Bennett Keefer 57.53
200 Breast Ben Bowser 2:07.20
200 IM Ben Bowser 1:52.88
400 IM Ben Bowser 4:04.44

200 Free Relay Drew Snyder, Kirk Gagliardo
Tim Whitbeck, Caleb Courage 1:21.08

400 Free Relay Kirk Gagliardo, Peter Larsen
Tim Whitbeck, Caleb Courage 2:59.06

800 Free Relay Kirk Gagliardo, Nick Hamilton
Nate Nielsen, Caleb Courage 6:47.06

200 Medley Relay Cam Coppelli, Clay Beckner
Peter Larsen, Tim Whitbeck 1:32.10 Grove City 2009

400 Medley Relay Caleb Courage, Bennett Keefer
Peter Larsen, Tim Whitbeck 3:21.72

Women's Varsity Records

50 Free Jenny Ryan 24.03
100 Free Angela Palumbo 51.38
200 Free Jenny Ryan 1:52.64
500 Free Peggy Whitbeck 5:02.13
1000 Free Christine Bare 10:41.78
1650 Free Peggy Whitbeck 17:54.57
100 Fly Peggy Whitbeck 56.63
200 Fly Peggy Whitbeck 2:01.84
100 Back Amanda Thompson 58.22 
200 Back Amanda Thompson 2:07.94 
100 Breast Sarah Bargery 1:06.72
200 Breast Kate Wilt 2:26.29
200 IM Jenny Ryan 2:09.76
400 IM Amanda Thompson 4:36.66

200 Free Relay Jenny Ryan, Lauren Baur
Sarah Page, Angela Palumbo 1:35.35

400 Free Relay Jenny Ryan, Jenna Richert
Sarah Page, Angela Palumbo 3:28.09

800 Free Relay Jenny Ryan, Jenna Richert
Angela Palumbo, Kait Riesmeyer 7:30.03

200 Medley Relay Amanda Thompson, Sarah Bargery
Lauren Baur, Sarah Page 1:47.83

400 Medley Relay Jenny Ryan, Angela Palumbo
Kait Riesmeyer, Sarah Page 3:57.59