Women's Swimming Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Championship

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.

-Courtesy: Truman Today