The Simpson swimming and diving teams wrapped up their trip through Texas on Saturday in the Austin College Invitational. The women ended sixth and the men in seventh, highlighted by a second-place performance from Danny Turner.
After competing in the Pioneer Classic over the weekend, Danny Turner and Sarah Prendergast were both selected as the American Rivers Conference Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week, becoming the first Storm duo to receive the award in the same week.
Freshman Danny Turner broke the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday and ended the last day of the Pioneer Classic with three top-10 performances to lead the Simpson swimming and diving squads. The women finished seventh and the men ended in 12th.
Alyssa Harris grabbed the best finish for the Simpson swimming and diving teams on the first night of the Grinnell Pioneer Classic on Friday as the women's team sits in seventh out of 12 teams and the men do not have a team score.
A trio of Simpson swimmers garnered first-place results as the Storm swimming and diving teams took on the Loras Duhawks on Friday night. The Simpson women were upended 113-64 and the men fell 125-10 at the Indianola YMCA.
Danny Turner garnered three first-place finishes and Alyssa Harris added a first-place mark to highlight the Simpson men's and women's swimming teams against Morningside and Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Simpson women’s swimming and diving team has earned Scholar All-America Team honors for the 2018 fall semester, as announced by The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Naomi Olsgaard broke her own school diving record and freshman Alyssa Harris won a pair of events to lead the Simpson women’s swimming and diving team at the season-opening dual with Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Simpson athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with BSN SPORTS to be the official supplier of athletic apparel and equipment for all 19 varsity sports. Under the partnership, Nike will become the exclusive supplier of the Storm’s uniforms, apparel and accessories.
Simpson College President Jay Simmons announced Wednesday that Bob Nutgrass, a long-time staff member and current assistant athletic director, will become the college’s next Athletic Director. He replaces Brian Niemuth, who has held the role for the past five years in addition to serving as the head women’s basketball coach.