Kansas Swimming Kicks Off Season with Alumni Meet

Sept. 24, 2010

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Kansas swimming and diving opened their season against KU alumni Friday, Sept. 24 in the annual Alumni Meet at Robinson Natatorium.

“It was a really fun way to start the year,” Kansas head coach Clark Campbell said. “It’s really about the alumni, celebrating K-Day, and giving our current team the opportunity to learn some of the history and personalities of athletes that were here years ago.”

The Kansas alumni placed first in all of the events except for the 50-yard backstroke, where senior Iuliia Kuzhil took the top spot. New volunteer assistant coach Danielle Herrmann, representing the alumni, won the 100-yard IM and took second in the 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard breaststroke and the 50 backstroke.

Campbell also took this fun event to evaluate his new squad.

“We did some evaluating different student-athletes, especially the freshmen, so it was a good way to start,” Campbell said.

The Jayhawks will return to Robinson Natatorium Friday, Oct. 8 for the Intrasquad Meet. That meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.