Women's Swimming & Diving

2019-20 Women's Swimming & Diving News

  • 14 Student-Athletes Elected into Phi Beta Kappa
    May 26, 2020
    Fourteen senior student-athletes have been elected into Middlebury College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The organization is the country’s oldest honor society for the liberal arts, founded in 1776, with the Middlebury chapter electing up to 10 percent of the senior class each year. One of the traditional symbols most often identified with Phi Betta Kappa is the key, which the society developed in its early days. Middlebury owns one of the oldest keys still in existence – that of the first president, Jeremiah Atwater.
  • VanderMeer Earns All-American Honors
    April 08, 2020
    Middlebury women’s swimmer Frances VanderMeer (Elmira, N.Y.) has been named an All-American by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
  • NCAA Cancels Remaining Winter And Spring Championships
    March 12, 2020
    The NCAA released the following statement on Thursday afternoon: Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled...
  • VanderMeer Earns All-NESCAC Praise
    February 27, 2020
    Senior Frances VanderMeer (Elmira, N.Y.) of the Middlebury women’s swimming and diving team earned All-NESCAC praise in a pair of events at the 2020 NESCAC Championships. To earn all-conference honors, an individual or relay team must place in the top-three.
  • Middlebury Earns Seventh at NESCAC Championships
    February 16, 2020
    The Middlebury women’s swimming and diving team placed seventh out of 11 teams at the 2020 NESCAC Championships. The Panthers hosted the meet and scored 684 points, while Williams took home its seventh-straight title with 1930.5 points. Tufts (1593.5 points) and Amherst (1369 points) rounded out the top-three teams.
  • 200-yard Medley Relay Highlights Day Three of NESCAC Championships
    February 15, 2020
    The 200-yard medley relay placed seventh to highlight the third day of the 2020 NESCAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. The Panthers are hosting the meet and sit in seventh place with 483 points. Williams remains in the lead with 1372.5 points, while Tufts (1141.5) and Amherst (979) round out the top-three. The final day of competition begins on Sunday morning with preliminaries at 10:00 a.m., followed by diving at 2:00 p.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. in Middlebury’s Natatorium.
  • VanderMeer Wins Second-Straight NESCAC Title in 50 Freestyle
    February 14, 2020
    Frances VanderMeer won her second-straight NESCAC Title in the 50-yard freestyle during the first full day of competition at the 2020 NESCAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship. The Panthers are hosting the meet and sit in sixth place with 337 points following Friday’s action. Williams lead the way with 754 points, while Tufts and Amherst round out the top-three.
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving Set to Host NESCAC Championships
    February 11, 2020
    The Middlebury women's swimming and diving team hosts the 2020 NESCAC Championships beginning on Thursday, February 13th-Sunday, February 16th. Heading into the 2020 NESCAC Championship, 15 champions return to the pool and 39 of the top three finishers in the 24 events from last year are making a repeat appearance at this year's championship.
  • Swimming & Diving Hosts Middlebury Invitational
    February 01, 2020
    The Panther swimming and diving teams hosted the Middlebury Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The meet featured no team scoring, as the Panthers entertained the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s and Williams over the two-day span. Both Panther teams are idle until the 2020 NESCAC Championships. The women host the four-day event February 13th-16th, while the men’s competition begins on February 20th and will take place at Williams.
  • Rueppel Earns 100th-Career Victory as Panthers Compete at Hamilton
    January 25, 2020
    The Middlebury swimming and diving teams competed in a tri-meet hosted by Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team topped the hosts 167-110, but fell to Williams 184-98. The victory over the Continentals was head coach Bob Rueppel’s 100th-career win on the men’s side. The women’s squad also downed Hamilton (185-113), but came up short against the Ephs (187-108).
  • Swimming & Diving Teams Sweep First Home Meet of 2020
    January 18, 2020
    The Middlebury swimming and diving teams swept their first home meet of the new year on Saturday. The men topped Clarkson 213-75 and Union 238-3, while the women downed Clarkson 253-45 and Union 237-3. The Panthers are idle until Saturday, January 25th when they head to Hamilton for a tri-meet with Williams.
  • Swimming & Diving Compete At Bates
    January 12, 2020
    The Middlebury swimming and diving teams concluded a two-match Maine swing by visiting Bates on Sunday afternoon. The women were defeated by a 200-94 score, while the men fell 204-90. The Panthers are back in the pool on Saturday when they host Union and Clarkson at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Opens Second Semester at Colby
    January 11, 2020
    The Middlebury men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams opened the second semester at Colby on Saturday. The Panthers garnered numerous first-place performances, as the women posted a 168-132 triumph and the men dropped a 165-118 decision. Both teams are right back in the pool, competing at Bates on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Swim Teams Solid at Amherst
    December 07, 2019
    The Middlebury swimming and diving teams wrapped up the semester with a meet at Amherst on Saturday afternoon. The Panther men were outscored 163-112, while the women were downed by a score of 176.5-112.5. Middlebury returns to action on January 11-12 when they visit Colby and Bates.
  • Swim Teams Down Springfield
    November 23, 2019
    The Middlebury swimming and diving teams both picked up wins on Saturday afternoon in their home natatorium. The men earned a 174-124 victory over Springfield, while the women were triumphant by a score of 172-128.
  • Swim & Dive Teams Start With Home Meet Against Conn. College
    November 16, 2019
    The Panther swimming and diving teams opened their season by hosting Connecticut College in the Middlebury Natatorium. The men earned a tight 146-142 victory, while the women fell by a score of 158-136. The teams are back in action next Saturday when they host Springfield at 1:00 p.m.
  • Keep Up to Date With Your Favorite Panther Teams
    November 14, 2019
    Keep up with your favorite Panther teams this season by joining our EMAIL LISTS. The Northeast Sports Network (NSN) will webcast well over 100 Middlebury home games as well as several away contests.
  • 2019-20 Swimming & Diving Season Preview
    November 14, 2019
    Guided by veterans who return to the Middlebury swimming & diving programs, the Panther teams have optimistic goals to compete at the national level, while looking to continue to ascend the standings at the NESCAC Championship meets in 2019-20.
  • Foley Tabbed Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach
    July 16, 2019
    Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Caitlin Foley as an assistant swimming coach as well as the assistant director of the college’s natatorium. The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania native is a 2019 graduate of Kenyon College, earning her degree in psychology. She has previous coaching experience at Kenyon’s Total Performance Swim Camp as well as at the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club and Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA in Pennsylvania.