Women’s Swimming & Diving

Letter to the Editor urges school to prioritize swimming

May 2, 2019 Recently, the women’s swim team captured its second consecutive A-10 Conference Championship title. For reasons that most would not be aware, this was a rather impressive accomplishment. The hard work and commitment by the women paid off. The exceptional coaching ability and sincere dedication of their head coach, Dave Sheets, made it […]

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Feb. 28, 2019 Following last year’s victory in the Atlantic 10 Championships, the Duquesne women’s swimming & diving team returned to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, to defend its title. Despite some stiff competition, the Dukes are now Atlantic 10 champions for the second season in a row. The […]

2017-18 Duke Awards

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/26/2018 The Duke recognizes remarkable Duquesne players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year in the third annual Duke Awards. Men’s Team of the Year: Football If it weren’t for a gut-wrenching 28-27 loss to Central Connecticut State on Nov. 11, the Duquesne football team would be celebrating its […]

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Swim coach Sheets gratified by first championship

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 03/01/2018 The Duquesne swimming & diving program won its first-ever Atlantic 10 title on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Geneva, Ohio, at SPIRE Institute, where it outscored seven-time defending champion Richmond 567-558. The Duke spoke with 17-year swimming head coach Dave Sheets following his program’s championship victory. Portions of the conversation […]

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

Swimming & diving team wins A-10 title

By Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 22, 2018 After finishing in second place in the Atlantic 10 in each of the past two seasons, the Duquesne swimming program finally prevailed this past weekend, doing something it has never done before: Win the Atlantic 10 Championship. It wasn’t easy, however, as the Dukes owned only […]

Swim team concludes dual meet slate

Swim team concludes dual meet slate

Matt Dougherty | Staff Writer 01/25/2018 On Jan. 19, the Duquesne swimming & diving team traveled to Akron, Ohio, for its last dual meet and suffered its first loss of the season at Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium by a score of 197-101. This marks the close of a very successful 8-1 dual meet record for […]

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Strong start to DU swimming & diving season

Zachary Grace | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Perhaps one of Duquesne’s most consistent athletic programs over the course of the past several years has been Swimming & Diving. With two straight second place finishes in the Atlantic 10 despite not sporting a diving component, the sky’s the limit for swimming coach Dave Sheets’ program now after […]

2016-17 Duke Awards

2016-17 Duke Awards

The Duke recognizes remarkable players, coaches and teams for their successes over the past year. By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor The 2016-17 academic year is quickly drawing to a close, but not before we take one last look back on Duquesne athletics’ brightest performers over the past nine months. Conference Champions: Football (shared […]

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

Hauser hired to take over Duquesne diving program

By David Borne | Staff Writer The resurrection of the diving program is underway on the Bluff, and Charlie Hauser will be holding the reins. Charlie Hauser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and was a member of the swimming and diving team during his four years at Pitt. He qualified for the […]

Swimming places second at A-10 Championships

Swimming places second at A-10 Championships

By David Borne | Staff Writer For the second season in a row, the Duquesne swimming team walked out of the Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships in second place, finishing the four-day meet with a program record of 498.5 points. The second-place finish ties a program best. Duquesne started off the tournament strong, breaking […]