Water warriors: Miner swimmers make S&T history

Posted by
On June 16, 2008

While the women’s basketball team was making history with its first-ever NCAA Tournament victories, another Missouri S&T team was making history of its own in another part of the state.

The Miner swimming team posted the best-ever “season” for a Missouri S&T athletic team on the national level, finishing second in the NCAA Division II meet in Columbia, Mo. The high finish came as a result of 18 individual and group performances in the top eight during the four-day meet, including all five relay teams. S&T garnered a total of 33 All-America awards. In addition, the Miners had seven honorable mention awards for finishing between ninth and 16th in various events, giving them a total of 40 individual awards for the four days.

Matt Hug and David Sanchez-Turner each won seven All-America awards during the meet in a combination of individual events or as part of relay teams. Senior Mark Chamberlain and freshmen Kyle Gordon and Zlatan Hamzic each came home with four awards.

On an individual basis, the highest finishes came from Hamzic, who took second place in the 200-yard breaststroke and third in the 100-yard breaststroke, setting new school records in both events. The Miners set nine school records during the course of the meet.

mm
Posted by

On June 16, 2008. Posted in Sports, Summer 2008

Recent Posts

Celebrating 150 Years

Celebrating 150 Years

From hardscrabble, “country academy” roots, how we became a global research university Rolla in [...]
Innovation, the Rolla way

Innovation, the Rolla way

Since our founding, S&T and innovation have been tightly connected. From advances in materials,[...]
Keeping history alive

Keeping history alive

Several authors have written history books about S&T, but no tome can contain all the informati[...]
New book chronicles university's history

New book chronicles university's history

Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, [...]
What lies ahead for S&T's next 150 years?

What lies ahead for S&T's next 150 years?

 As Missouri S&T launches its 150th anniversary celebration, the world continues to recove[...]