Women’s Swimming Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Championship


The Truman women’s swimming team gathers after winning the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Truman’s women’s swimming team defeated rival Drury by 49.5 points to capture their fifth-straight national title in Orlando, Fla. Truman finished with 579.5 points, while the Panthers were in second with 530.

Truman recorded a national championship March 11 as the 800 free relay team won its event. The squad, consisting of Sarah Dance, senior exercise science major from Lincoln, Neb.; Whitney Jensen, junior exercise science major from Grinnell, Iowa; Molly Polette, freshman health science major from Wildwood, Mo.; and Diana Betsworth, senior exercise science major from East Moline, Ill.; swam the race in 7:24.73, winning the event by nearly five seconds.

On the final day of the championships, Truman picked up their second national championship, again in a relay event. The team of Betsworth, Jensen, Dance and Emily Pufall, freshman from Omaha, Neb., took home top honors in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:24.44.

The Truman men’s swimming team finished in 10th place at the NCAA Division II championships in Orlando.

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