Taylor Friedmann Earns Honorable Mention as Mid-Major All-AmericanCentral Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann was recognized by CollegeSwimming.Com as a Honorable Mention Mid-Major All-American. Friedmann earned the honor based off her performance in the 500 freestyle this season. She becomes the fourth Blue Devil swimmer to be recognized an All-American.
Friedmann Breaks ECAC 200 Free Record, Blue Devils Move to FourthCentral Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned a victory in the 200 free event on Saturday with a record setting performance. That victory helped her team move into fourth place on day two of the ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils have scored 265 team points in the first two days.
Swimming and Diving Finishes Fourth at ECAC ChampionshipsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished fourth at the 2011 ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils posted a team score of 363 points, trailing New Hampshire, Harvard and Marist. New Hampshire took the ECAC team title with a total of 611 points.
Swimming and Diving in Fifth Place After Day One of ECAC ChampionshipsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished day one in fifth place at the ECAC Championships. The Blue Devils scored 105 team points, Harvard is in first place with 218 points. The Blue Devils were led by third place finishes from sophomore Taylor Friedmann and junior Alex Czaplicki.
Swimming and Diving Receives Scholar All-America Team HonorThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team has been honored as a Scholar All-America Team for the Fall Semester by the College Swimming Coaches Assocation of America. Coach Bill Ball's squad is one of only two Northeast Conference teams to receive the honor this season. The Blue Devils finished second at the NEC Championships last weekend.
Swimming and Diving Takes Second at 2011 NEC ChampionshipsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished second at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships. The Blue Devils scored 267 points on Saturday but fell to St. Francis (PA) 791 to 759. It is the second straight year that the Blue Devils finished as the conference's runner up. Junior Madison Vestergaard defended her three-meter diving title, she earned the NEC's Diver of the Meet Award after winning both events this weekend.
Swimming and Diving Holds Two Point Lead After Day Two of NEC ChampionshipsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished day two of the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships in first place. The Blue Devils trailed defending champion St. Francis (PA) heading into the final event of the day, but Central pulled off a win in the 800 free relay to close the day with a two point lead.
Blue Devils Take the Lead on Day One of NEC ChampionshipsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team took the lead on day one of the Northeast Conference Championships. The Blue Devils racked up 244 points on day one, just ahead of St. Francis (PA) who grabbed 223 points. The Blue Devils were led by their diving squad who swept the top three spots in the one-meter event.
Swimming and Diving Drops Wagner on Senior DayThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Wagner on Saturday afternoon at the Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils cruised to a 190-101 victory, winning all 16 events on the day. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of individual events and contributed to the Blue Devils 400 free relay team.
Swimming and Diving Adds Karen Novak to Class of 2015The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team has announced the addition of a new student-athlete for the class of 2015. Head swimming coach Bill Ball announced that Karen Novak of Cheshire, CT, has signed a national letter of intent to attend CCSU next year.
Swimming and Diving Falls to VermontThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team dropped its first meet of the new year on Sunday afternoon at Vermont. The Blue Devils fell 218-73, sophomore Taylor Friedmann led the Blue Devils by earning first place points in three events.
Central Sweeps NEC Swimming and Diving Weekly AwardsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team swept the Northeast Conference's weekly swimming and diving awards for the fourth time this season. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned her fourth swimmer of the week award and junior Madison Vestergaard earned her fifth consecutive diver of the week award. The Blue Devils competed at the Frank Elm Invitational this weekend, the three day event was hosted by Rutgers and featured 15 teams.
Swimming and Diving Finishes Sixth at Rutgers' Frank Elm InvitationalThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished sixth at this weekend's Frank Elm Invitational. The meet was hosted by Rutgers University and featured 15 teams. Junior Alex Czaplicki earned three individual top-ten performances, while sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned the Blue Devils only indvidual victory in the 200 free.
Swimming and Diving - Follow the Action Live at the Frank Elm InvitationalFollow the action live as the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team competes at the Frank Elm Invitational. The 15 team event is hosted by Rutgers and will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Action will begin at 9:30 a.m. every day with the days finals to begin at 5:30 p.m. Live results are available below.
Vestergaard Earns Fourth Consecutive NEC Diver of the Week AwardOn Tuesday afternoon the Northeast Conference announced that Central Connecticut junior Madison Vestergaard had been named NEC Diver of the Week. This is the fourth consecutive week that Vestergaard has earned the honor, and the fifth week that a Blue Devil has been recognized.
Swimming and Diving Tops Sacred Heart at HomeThe Central Connecticut Swimming and diving team defeated Sacred Heart at home on Saturday afternoon, the Blue Devils improve to 5-2 in dual meets this season. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Taylor Friedmann who captured a pair of individual victories at the meet.
Blue Devils Sweep Weekly NEC Swimming and Diving AwardsThe Central Connecticut Swimming and Diving team swept the Northeast Conference's weekly awards for the third time this season. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann was named NEC Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season and junior Madison Vestergaard takes home the NEC Diver of the Week honor for the third consecutive time.
Swimming and Diving Falls to New Hampshire 190-110The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team lost to New Hampshire 190-110 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Taylor Friedmann who broke the pool record in the 200 free and also was part of the team that broke the pool record for the 800 free relay.
Swimming Defeats Bryant 171-91The Central Connecticut swimming team defeated Bryant on Friday evening by a score of 171-91. The Blue Devils broke ten of Bryant's pool records in the process. Central was led by four swimmers who earned victories in a pair of individual events, the Blue Devils won all but one of the 14 events at the meet.
Vestergaard Earns Second NEC Diver of the Week AwardCentral Connecticut junior diver Madison Vestergaard earned her second consecutive Northeast Conference Diver of the Week honor. Vestergaard's performances in the one-meter and three-meter dives on Sunday helped the Blue Devils defeat Southern Connecticut 124-117.
Swimming and Diving Defeats SCSUThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Southern Connecticut by a score of 124-117 on Sunday afternoon at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils were led by six swimmers who all posted an event victory. Junior Madison Vestergaard led the Central Divers.
Swimming and Diving Sweep Weekly NEC AwardsThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team captured the NEC Swimmer and Diver of the Week Awards for the second straight week on October 26th. Blue Devil sophomore Taylor Friedmann caputred her second consecutive award and junior Madiosn Vestergaard picked up her first honor of the season.
Women's Swimming Takes Third at Husky Invitational; Friedmann Wins TwiceSophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of events and helped lead the Central Connecticut women's swimming team to a third place finish at the Husky Invitational at the University of Connecticut on Saturday. Friedman won the 500 and 1,000 yard freestyle events to pace the Blue Devils. They finished with a team score of 399. UConn won the meet with a score of 831, followed by Fordham at 532 and then the Blue Devils.
Friedmann and Goldberger Earn NEC Swimming and Diving HonorsCentral Connecticut sophomore Taylor Friedmann was named Northeast Conference Co-Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Kellyn Goldberger was named Northeast Conference Diver of the Week following her first meet as a Blue Devil. The Blue Devils opened the season with a dual meet victory over Maine 167.5-129.5 on Saturday.
Swimming and Diving Tops MaineThe Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated the University of Maine today at Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils are now 1-0 in dual meets this season following the 167.5-129.5 victory. The Blue Devils' victory was propelled by first place finishes in 13 of the 14 swimming events.
Swimming and Diving Picked to Finish Second in NEC Preseason PollThe Central Connecticut women's swimming and diving team was voted to finish second in a preseason poll of Northeast Conference coaches. The Blue Devils finished as the runner-up to St. Francis (PA) last season, and both teams are being predicted for a one-two finish again this year.