Four Wildcats Named to Philadelphia Academic All-Area Swimming Teams
Seniors Katrin Heider and Jason Moyer and juniors Fiona Hardie and Kaisla Kollanus from the Villanova swimming teams were named to the 2014-15 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women's and Men's Swimming and Diving Teams on Monday afternoon.
Kaisla Kollanus Named Villanova Student-Athlete of the Month
Wildcat junior freestyle swimmer Kaisla Kollanus (Hyvinkaa, Finland/Makelanrinteen Iukio) has been named the Villanova Student-Athlete of the Month for February, as announced by the Office of Academic Support this week.
Recap of Women's Swimming 2015 BIG EAST Championship Weekend
The Villanova women's swimming team captured its second-consecutive BIG EAST Championship on Sat., Feb. 21 with a total of 957.5 points. At the event, the Wildcat women won 14 of 18 events, broke five program records, tied another and had the BIG EAST Most Outstanding Swimmer and Coach of the Year while also having 12 Wildcats named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Team.
Sixteen Wildcats Named to All-BIG EAST Swim Team
Twelve women and four men from the Villanova swimming teams were named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Team on Thursday afternoon. The news came via a BIG EAST Conference press release.
Women's Swimming Wins Second-Straight BIG EAST Championship
Villanova head coach Rick Simpson was named the BIG EAST Women's Coach of the Year, marking his second-straight year garnering the conference honors. Junior Kaisla Kollanus was named the Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer.
Men's Swimming Finishes Fourth at BIG EAST Championships
The Villanova men' swimming team finished in fourth place at the 2015 BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships from Ithaca College with a total of 416 points. Xavier won the conference championships with 904 points followed by Georgetown (763) and Seton Hall (690). Providence came in fifth with 220 points.
Women's Swimming Leads After Day Three of the BIG EAST Championships
The Villanova women's swimming team won four more races on Friday evening in Ithaca, N.Y. from the 2015 BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championships to lead with a total of 627.5 points. Georgetown remains in second at 482.5 followed by Xavier (359), Seton Hall (311), Providence (146) and Butler (142). Saturday marks the final day of competition with six events on the slate.
Men's Swimming Remains in Fourth Place After Day Three of Conference Championships
The Villanova men' swimming team remains in fourth place with 287 points after day three at the 2015 BIG EAST Championships in Ithaca, N.Y. with six events on tap for the Saturday finale.