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Coach Peter Hovland was inducted into Michigan’s sports hall of fame in 2016.

Five Oakland coaches named Horizon League Coach of the Year

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor June 15, 2022

Oakland University Athletics blossomed throughout the 2021-22 academic year. The Golden Grizzlies had five coaches receive Horizon League Coach of the Year honors after excellent seasons in swimming and...

The Oakland University swimming and diving team won their ninth consecutive Horizon League title last weekend.

Swimming and Diving wins ninth straight Horizon League Championship

Reece Taylor, Sports Reporter February 23, 2022

The Oakland University Golden Grizzlies men’s and women’s swim team won their ninth straight Horizon League Championship in a four-day meet from Feb. 16-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This marks the...

Taylor Bailey comes up for air in the womens swim and dive teams match against Toledo on Oct. 22.

Women’s swim team rolls past Toledo

Reece Taylor, Sports Reporter November 3, 2021

Oakland University’s Golden Grizzlies beat the University of Toledo Rockets 186.5 to 113.5 in swimming on Oct. 22. The meet, which was held at the O’rena., featured 16 events, both for swimming and...

The swimming and diving team practices ahead of the Black and Gold Instrasqaud match.

Swimming and Diving prepares for new season

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter October 6, 2021

With the commencement of the annual Black and Gold Intrasquad Meet, the Golden Grizzlies Swimming and Diving teams have opened the doors to a new season full of possibilities.  Last season, the men...

The OU swimming and diving program received Scholar All-America honors.

Swimming and Diving receives Scholar All-America honors

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor July 28, 2021

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Oakland University men's and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-America honors for their efforts in...

Freshman Rileigh Eding was the 2015 Michigan Division III 50-yard freestyle state champion.

Despite benign brain tumor, Rileigh Eding swimming for Oakland

Christian Miller, Staff Reporter October 25, 2016

Freshman swimmer Rileigh Eding takes her problems head-on. In 2013, the Hamilton, Michigan, native and biochemistry major was informed of a brain tumor that lies on the left side of her head, directly...

Head swimming coach inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor September 13, 2016

Pete Hovland and Derek Jeter are about the same height. Chris Osgood is shorter. Ben Wallace is taller. Hovland’s 35 years and over 50 conference titles as head coach of Oakland swimming allow this...

Oakland wins McCafferty Trophy again

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor June 5, 2016

Not since Notre Dame did it over twenty years ago has a school won the Horizon League's all-sports title in such overwhelming fashion. In the 1994-95 season, the Irish did it with 99 points. For the 2015-16...

Oakland swimming and diving head coach Pete Hovland coached the mens swim and dive team to its 28th consecutive conference title and the womens to its 23rd straight. 

Making a master coach: the Pete Hovland story

Ally Racey March 6, 2016

From coaching Oakland men’s swimming and diving to its 38th-straight league title and the women to their 23rd-straight league title, to being named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016,...

Oakland womens swim and dive team claimed its 23rd straight championship title this weekend as the Oakland Aquatic Center hosted the event.

Dynasty proven: Men’s and women’s swimming and diving sweep up conference titles again

Hannah Gorosh February 28, 2016

After four days of history written by eight teams, Oakland took the Horizon League men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships for the 38th and 23rd year in a row, respectively, on Saturday,...

After transatlantic transition, women’s swimmer making a splash

Sam Schlenner February 14, 2016

Junior swimmer Patricia Aschan hails from Raisio, Finland. That’s about a 13-hour flight from Detroit, according to Google Maps. Her mother has made it to every Horizon League Championship.She goes home...

Freshman swimmer already breaking school records

Katlynn Emaus January 18, 2016

With 36 consecutive conference championship titles, the men’s swimming and diving program is one of the more decorative sports at Oakland University. Freshman Devon Nowicki brings that championship atmosphere...

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