2009-10 Swimming News

  • Gniotczynski Hired as Assistant Swimming Coach
    June 28, 2010
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette has hired Guy Gniotczynski as assistant men‚??s and women‚??s swimming coach. He will begin working with the Bearcats during the 2010-11 season.
  • Schulze is Fifth in 200 Backstroke Prelims, Advances to Finals
    February 14, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Gwen Schulze (Sr., Silverdale, WA/Central Kitsap HS/Austin College) of Willamette University has reached the Championship Finals in a second event at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
  • Schulze Completes Outstanding NWC Meet with Third Place Finish in 200 Backstroke
    February 14, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Willamette University senior Gwen Schulze (Sr., Silverdale, WA/Central Kitsap HS/Austin College) completed a tremendous weekend at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships by taking third place in the finals of the women's 200-yard backstroke with a career-best time of 2:12.78 on Sunday, Feb. 14. The NWC Championships, which were held at the King County Aquatic Center, began on Friday (Feb. 12) and ended with Sunday's evening session.
  • Schulze Places Second in 100-yard Butterfly Prelims, Advances to Finals at NWC Meet
    February 13, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Gwen Schulze (Sr., Silverdale, WA/Central Kitsap HS/Austin College) of Willamette University finished second in the preliminary round of the women's 100-yard butterfly with a career-best time of 1:00.66 to advance to the Championship Finals at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13. Four other Willamette swimmers advance to the Consolation Finals of their respective events on the second day of the NWC Meet.
  • Bearcats Complete Day 1 of NWC Swimming Championships
    February 13, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Willamette University concluded action at the first day of the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships on Friday, Feb. 12. The Whitworth men, aiming for an eighth consecutive NWC title, hold a 226-180 lead over second-place the University of Puget Sound. The Whitworth women are currently 36 points in front of the University of Puget Sound, 236-200.
  • Schulze Finishes Second in Finals of 100-yard Butterfly at NWC Meet
    February 13, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Willamette University senior Gwen Schulze (Silverdale, WA/Central Kitsap HS/Austin College) took second place in the Championship Final of the 100-yard butterfly with the fourth-fastest time in school history at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships on Saturday, Feb. 13. Schulze earned her second place finish with a time of 1:00.26.
  • Ballinger, Schulze, Larrow Reach Consolation Finals at NWC Swimming
    February 12, 2010
    FEDERAL WAY, WASH. -- Willamette University swimmers Lauren Ballinger, Gwen Schulze and Jenna Larrow advanced to the consolation finals on the first day of the Northwest Conference Championships at the King County Aquatic Center on Friday, Feb. 12. Consolation finals in today's events are being held tonight. Action will continue with additional events on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Lutes Swim Past Bearcats in Final Dual Meet of Season
    January 30, 2010
    TACOMA, WASH. -- Pacific Lutheran University was victorious over Willamette University in men's and women's swimming on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the final dual meet of the season for both Northwest Conference members. The PLU women's team defeated the Bearcats, 126-73, while the Lute men's team downed Willamette, 85-9.
  • Pacific Swimmers Defeat Willamette
    January 29, 2010
    FOREST GROVE, ORE. -- The Pacific University swim teams swept a Northwest Conference dual meet from Willamette University on Friday, Jan. 29. Pacific defeated the Bearcats, 113.5 to 76.5 in the women's competition, while the Boxer men downed Willamette, 72-16.
  • Linfield Sweeps Willamette in NWC Swimming
    January 23, 2010
    SALEM, ORE. -- Linfield College swept Willamette University in Northwest Conference swimming action on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the WU Natatorium. The Wildcats defeated the Willamette women's team, 127-77, and won the men's competition, 135-10.
  • Whitman Swims Past Bearcats in NWC Action
    January 16, 2010
    SALEM, ORE. -- Whitman College defeated Willamette University in Northwest Conference men's and women's swimming action on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the WU Natatorium. The Missionaries were victorious in the women's competition, 146-50, while the Whitman men's team won, 60-20.
  • Bearcats Complete Winter Training in Fort Lauderdale
    January 15, 2010
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- The Willamette University swimming teams have returned to Salem, Ore., following a week of training in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition to practicing, the Bearcats also competed in the 2010 CSCAA Bob Mowerson Swim Meet on Jan. 7. The meet was held in Ford Lauderdale on a metric long course.
  • Whitworth Defeats Bearcats in NWC Swimming
    January 15, 2010
    SALEM, ORE. -- Whitworth University defeated Willamette University in men's and women's swimming on Friday, Jan. 15 at the WU Natatorium. In the women's competition, Whitworth downed the Bearcats, 137-57. In the men's competition, the Pirates were victorious, 59-11.
  • WU Women Finish Eighth, Men Ninth, at Northwest Invitational
    November 22, 2009
    PORTLAND, ORE. -- The Willamette University swimming teams concluded action at the Northwest Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 22. The women's team finished in eighth place. The Bearcat men's team finished in ninth place. The two-day event was hosted by Lewis & Clark College.
  • Bearcat Women are Eighth, Men are Ninth, after Day #1 of Northwest Invitational
    November 21, 2009
    PORTLAND, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's swimming team is in eighth place and the Bearcat men's swimming team is in ninth place following the first day of the Northwest Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 21. The two-day event, which will conclude on Sunday, is being hosted by Lewis & Clark College.
  • Puget Sound Defeats Willamette in Swimming
    November 07, 2009
    TACOMA, WASH. -- The University of Puget Sound swimming teams defeated Willamette University in Northwest Conference action on Saturday, Nov. 7. Puget Sound's women downed the Bearcats, 167-86. The Logger men's team was victorious over Willamette by a final score of 184-49.
  • Willamette Women Defeat Lewis & Clark, 104-95
    November 06, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's swimming team opened its Northwest Conference dual match schedule with a 104-95 victory over Lewis & Clark College on Friday, Nov. 6 at Cone Field House. Willamette is 1-0 on the season, 1-0 in the NWC. Lewis & Clark dropped to 0-1, 0-1 in the NWC.
  • Willamette Swims at Northwest Conference Relays
    October 31, 2009
    TACOMA, WASH. -- Willamette University's swimming teams competed at the Northwest Conference Relay Meet at Wallace Pool on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event was hosted by the University of Puget Sound, which has a short course pool with metric measurements.
  • Bearcats Compete at NWC Sprint Pentathlon
    October 30, 2009
    TACOMA, WASH. -- The Willamette University men's and women's swimming teams opened the 2009-10 season at the Northwest Conference Sprint Pentathlon, hosted by Pacific Lutheran University on Friday, Oct. 30. The Bearcat women's team placed sixth with 34 points.
  • Bearcat Swimmers Help with Grand Opening of Kroc Center
    October 06, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's and women's swimming teams helped make the grand opening of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center a success on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Bearcats helped with several projects during the day.