Swimming & Diving
The 2019 GLVC Swimming and Diving Championships ended on Feb. 9 with the men winning for the second season in a row and the women placing second. Scoring a total of 801 points in the victory, nine gold medals were awarded to the men. Senior back/fly/IM Rodrigo Codo Berti received six medals, three of which were gold medals. He received the gold medals in the 200 medley relay, 100 and 200 backstroke. Berti won the 2019 Men’s Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row, the first UIndy swimmer in over a decade to do so.
The women returned with three gold medals themselves, as sophomore dives Cassie Kury for the three-meter and one-meter events along with the Diver of the Year award. She also broke a GLVC meet record in the one-meter dive event. The women broke a total of six records in the meet. Teammate junior backstrokes Edda Skoric was the first medal recipient and broke her own UIndy record and a GLVC meet record with a time of 1:55.80 in the 200 meter-backstroke. Skoric also qualified for NCAA Division II championships through March 13-16.
The meet ended with the 400 free relays, in which the women placed second with a record breaking time of 3:24.91. The event was swam by Skoric, Kirsten Votava, Izzi Clark and Krystal Caylor, beating the time that has been a record since 2012. The women scored 784.5 points overall, beating out the third place finisher Truman State University by over 300 points.
The men’s placement came down to the final race, with a fourth place finish to secure their victory over Missouri University S&T. The women ended with 10 podium finishes and the men with 13 podium finishes.
After going into overtime, the men’s lacrosse team took a victory over Seton Hill as the highest ranked triumph in history, winning 10-9.
Junior attack Shawn Kimble had his eighth hat trick of his career while junior attack Parker Kump scored his third goal during the afternoon. Freshman Drew Billig tallied a pair of scores, which gave the Hounds a 9-8 lead with only five minutes remaining. Junior goalie Jared Kimble picked up a game-high 10 ground balls.
Celebrating their senior day with a win over Missouri-St.Louis, the men’s basketball team are on their 10th GLVC win of the season and the ninth campaign the team has reached double- figure conference victories. The team beat the Tritons 69-64.
Sophomore forward Trevor Lakes led the Hounds with 19 points, scoring five 3-pointers the sixth time this season. Senior forward Jesse Kempson and senior guard CJ Hardaway combined 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Track & Field
Leading up to the GLVC indoor championships, the track and field teams went to two track meets over the weekend with the Buckeye Tune-Up on Feb. 15 and the DePauw Tiger Classic on Feb. 16.
At the Buckeye Tune-Up, the track teams did not travel, just the throwers and hurdlers competed against Division I competition at The Ohio State University. Senior thrower Katie Monk placed fourth in shot put, throwing 15.37m. Senior thrower Hilary Paxson also placed fourth, but in weight throw, tossing the 20 lbs weight throw 19.36m.
For the men, senior thrower Austin Hogan placed second overall in weight throw with 19.72m. However, he was the top collegiate athlete, as the winner did not compete for a college.
The women’s basketball team faced off against Missouri-St.Louis on Feb. 16, leaving the Greyhounds with a win 66-63.
The Greyhounds were able to get a head start in the game by scoring the first five points, then taking a lead into the second quarter. Junior forward Emma Benoit scored 15 points, 11 boards and set her career high with five blocks, also going for her seventh double-double of the season.
On Feb. 16, the women’s lacrosse team took a win over the Oilers, 17-5 for their first game of the season.
During the game, sophomore attack Grace Gunneson scored two minutes in and continued to add to the board, marking the fourth time in her career that she has scored at least five goals in one game.
Redshirt sophomore attack Destinie Katz is up to 52 assists in 15 games and added three goals for the win.