The Blitz Feb. 28, 2018

Swim and Dive

The Oakland Univeristy Golden Grizzlies claimed the Horizon League titles once again. This marks the men’s 40th straight year, and the women’s 24th straight year. The men and women’s team combined for six first place finishes on the fourth and final day of the tournament.

Katie ColwellAmber LeflerArynn de Leeuw and Holly Morren swam the 400-yard freestyle in 3:20.38 for a  first place finish , a new school record and a new league championship record.

Oakland swimmers and divers also received many specialty awards.


Freshman of the Year: Sydney McDowell
Swimmer of the Meet: Grace Shinske


Freshman of the Year: Rudy Aguilar
Swimmer of the Meet: Paul Huch
Diver of the Meet: Joe Smith
Diving Coach of the Year: Larry Albright

Women’s Golf 

The Golden Grizzlies finished in sixth place in Phoenix, Arizona with a final score of 911 (+47). Fiona Schmidt finished the tournament tied for ninth with a score of 223 (+7).

Alexis Jones finished the tournament with 228 (+12), Veronica Haque with 230 (+14) and Maddelyn Zack 231 (+15).

Track and Field

The women’s track team finished in second place at the Horizon League Indoor Championships on Feb. 25, and the Men’s team finished in third.

 Maggie Schneider was named Women’s Freshman of the Year, Running.  Zach Stadnika  was named Men’s Championship Outstanding Performer, Fielding.

Chanel Gardner set a school record in the 400m with a time of 56.20. The men’s 4×400 relay team Corey GoodloeTyler BrennerAndrew Storm and Jimmie Williams finished with a school record time of 3:15.85 and placing first. Other podium finishers can be found on the Golden Grizzlies Athletics website.