2017-18 Pomona-Pitzer Swimming and Diving News

  • Sage Sixteen Make History, Men and Women Finish in Top-10 at NCAA
    March 24, 2018
    A milestone was reached by the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive program, as both the men's and women's team finished in the top-10 in the same season for the first time in program history. The men's team finished in eighth overall, scoring 192 meet points total as Denison College won the national championship with 596.5 points. The women's team took ninth place, scoring 135 total points, as Emory took the national title at 603 points.
  • Sagehens Reach New Milestone, Menkhoff Wins NCAA Title
    March 23, 2018
    History was made at the third day of the NCAA Championship as Lukas Ming Menkhoff became the first swimmer in Pomona-Pitzer Swim & Dive history to win the national championship. The freshman took first place in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, clocking in at 53.39 to set the new program record.
  • Swim & Dive Take Three Top-5 Finishes In Day 2
    March 22, 2018
    The second day of the NCAA Division III Swim and Dive Championships saw some more excellent showings by the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive program as the Sagehens earned three top-5 finishes and took home five First Team All-American honors. Three new program records were set as well. 
  • Sagehens Take Four All-American First Team Honors on Day 1
    March 21, 2018
    The first day of the NCAA Division III Swim & Dive Championships got off to bright start for the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive team as the Sagehens earned a spot in the finals in four of the six events they competed in.
  • Eight Members of Women's Swim & Dive Eager To Impress At Nationals
    March 19, 2018
    Following a major SCIAC Championship victory back on February 24th, the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive program is ready to take on the NCAA National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 21st to 24th. The meet will be held at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis in the IU Natatorium.
  • Pomona-Pitzer Divers Conclude 2017-18 Season At NCAA Regionals
    March 03, 2018
    Bilguun Altantulkhuur and Emma van der Veen conclude their 2017-18 diving season on a positive note, having reached the NCAA Regionals after a spectacular regular season before falling short of a National Championship spot. After competing in the 3-meter dive on Friday, Altantulkhuur took on the 1-meter earlier today while Van der Veen competed in the 1-meter.
  • Altantulkhuur, Van der Veen Complete Day 1 Of NCAA Regional
    March 02, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer Swimming and Diving Program saw two divers compete in the first day of the NCAA Diving Regionals on Friday afternoon. Bilguun Altantulkhuur represented the men's team in the 3-meter board while Emma van der Veen represented the women's team in the 1-meter board.
  • Altantulkhuur and Van der Veen Prepare For NCAA Regionals
    March 01, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer Swimming and Diving program will be having two representatives competing in the NCAA Diving Regionals on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 hosted by Trinity University. Bilguun Altantulkhuur from the men's program and Emma van der Veen from the women's team will be looking to punch their tickets to Indianapolis, Indiana for the NCAA Championships.  
  • Sagehens Swim and Dive Garner All-SCIAC Honors
    February 27, 2018
    The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced the All conference awards for men's and women's swimming and diving after the conclusion of the 2018 SCIAC Championship meet. Maddie Kauahi and Mark Hallman were named SCIAC Athlete of the Year and Lukas Ming Menkhoff earned Newcomer of the Year. After securing a sweep over the men's and women's SCIAC titles, Jean-Paul Gowdy and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year. 
  • Women's Swim and Dive Win Second SCIAC Title in Three Years
    February 24, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swim and dive program took the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in the final night of the four-day meet, clinching with a grand total of 1,166 points
  • Women's Swim and Dive Climb Back To Top In Day 3
    February 23, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swim and dive team took back the top spot in the third day of the SCIAC Championship meet, registering 764 points which puts them ahead of second-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by 91 points.
  • Kauahi, 200 Free Relay Team Shine In Day 2
    February 22, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swim and dive team finished the second day of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship in second place with 377 points, taking first place in two events and having three individual athletes and the 200-Yard Freestyle relay team make the NCAA B Cuts.
  • Women Take Lead After Day 1 of SCIAC Championship
    February 21, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swim and dive program yielded promising results at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Meet, ending the first day tied for first with cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 118 points.
  • Women's Swim & Dive Conclude Senior Day With Undefeated SCIAC Record
    February 03, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer women’s swim and dive program concluded the regular season on a thrilling note, winning the senior day meet against Cal Lutheran and Caltech to finished undefeated in SCIAC regular season meets. Prior to the meet, the Sagehens honored seniors Manon Audebert, Alex Seidel, Victoria Vanderpoel, and Molly Weinstock for their hard work and commitment to the program.
  • Sagehens Swim and Dive Named To Scholar All-American Team
    January 29, 2018
    The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) named both the Pomona-Pitzer men’s and women’s swim and dive program to the Scholar All-American Team for the Fall 2017 semester on Monday. This honor is awarded to teams that posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the fall 2017 semester.
  • Anna Newman Earns SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    January 22, 2018
    The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Anna Newman of the Pomona-Pitzer women's swim and dive program to Athlete of the Week after a standout performance in a meet against Redlands. The freshman excelled in two middle distance events at the meet, taking first place in both to help the Hens to a 166-67 victory. 
  • Women Swim & Dive: Sagehens Win 11 Events in Victory Over Bulldogs
    January 20, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team out-paced the University of Redlands on Saturday afternoon, winning the dual meet 166-67. The Sagehens outperformed the Bulldogs for most of the meet, taking first place in 11 out of 13 events.
  • Collegeswimming.com Lists Men's And Women's Swim & Dive in Top-50
    January 17, 2018
    Collegeswimming.com announced the Dual Meet and Championship Top Fifty results today. The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive programs were among the 50 schools to be recognized with this honor.
  • Women Swim & Dive: Sagehens Cruise Past La Verne 239-53
    January 13, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team triumphed to a 239-53 victory over Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent La Verne on Saturday afternoon. The Sagehens controlled the meet, taking first place in all events but one.
  • Women's Swim & Dive: Hens Take Second Place At Chris Knorr Invite
    January 06, 2018
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team kicked off 2018 with a second place finish at the Chris Knorr Invitational hosted by Cal Lutheran University. Competing against a Division II program like Fresno Pacific University as well as Chapman, UC Santa Cruz, and Cal Lutheran, the Sagehens finished with 594.0 points behind meet-winner Fresno Pacific.
  • Maddie Kauahi Named CSCAA Conference Swimmer of the Week
    December 06, 2017
    College Swimming named Maddie Kauahi Conference Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday, November 5. Kauahi was coming off several strong performances at the Sixth Street Rivalry meet against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, winning four events over the weekend.
  • Women Swim & Dive: Sixth Street Meet Ends In Sagehens Triumph
    December 02, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive pulled out an exciting victory over cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday afternoon to conclude the two-day dual meet, winning 192-161. The Sagehens broke four Haldeman Pool records and saw two swimmers make it past the NCAA B cuts.
  • Women Swim & Dive: Kauahi Makes NCAA B Cut at Sixth Street Dual Meet
    December 01, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team looked to impress in the first day of the Sixth Street dual meet and came away with several positive results despite trailing 62-49.
  • Swimming and Diving: Sagehens Take On CMS In Two-Day Sixth Street Rivalry
    November 30, 2017
    CLAREMONT, CA. –  The Pomona-Pitzer Swimming and Diving teams take on CMS in the Sixth Street Rivalry this weekend on Friday and Saturday afternoon at Haldeman Pool.
  • Women's Swim & Dive: Chapman, Whittier Meet Ends In Sagehens Favor
    November 18, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team remain on the top of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday afternoon after beating both Whittier College and Chapman University in a dual meet. The Sagehens outscored the Poets 186-110 and beat the Panthers 193-105.
  • Women's Swim & Dive: Hens Out-Lap Tigers In Road Win
    November 11, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team outswam Occidental College on Saturday afternoon on the road. The Sagehens took first place in 12 of the 14 events they competed in, and secured enough top-three finishes to ensure a lopsided victory.
  • Women's Swim & Dive: Kauahi Wins Three at Pentathlon
    October 28, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive team had a strong showing in their pentathlon against University of La Verne. The Sagehens demonstrated their programs’ depth, taking first place in every even they competed in.  
  • Women's Swim & Dive: Kwan, Ling, and Kauahi Shine Against Lancers
    October 27, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Swim and Dive Team hosted a dual-meet against Cal Baptist University at Haldeman Pool on Friday late afternoon. Although the Division II program won the meet 209 to 91, the Sagehens demonstrated their programs’ ability to excel in a handful of events.
  • Swim and Dive: Sagehens Earn Strong Results At Malibu Invite
    October 21, 2017
    The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim and Diving Team competed at the Malibu Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine University on Friday and Saturday afternoon. A handful of NCAA Division I and II programs like Pepperdine, San Jose State University, and Cal Baptist University were present at the meet as well as NAIA Concordia University Irvine and SCIAC member Occidental College.