2x D2 Runner-Up Victoria Fonville Transfers from Oklahoma Baptist to NC State

With rosters for the 2019-20 season popping up online, former Oklahoma Baptist University (DII) sprinter Victoria Fonville now appears on NC State’s roster as a senior. Fonville spent her first three seasons with OBU.


  • 50y free – 22.32
  • 100y free – 49.42
  • 100y breast – 1:02.67

Originally from Florida, Fonville has progressed rapidly in her three years with OBU. She was 23.3/51.0 in the 100/200 free at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champs as a freshman (the last meet of their season), then down to 22.7/50.2 at the 2018 NCAA D2 Champs as a sophomore, and finally 22.3/49.4 this past season. At the 2019 NCAA D2 Champs, she swam to runner-up finishes in both the 50 and 100 free.

OBU recently lost their head coach, Sam Freas, who died shortly after his 72nd birthday this spring. He was the only head coach of the OBU program, which was created in 2011, and he helped lead both the men’s and women’s teams to a fifth-place finish at the 2018 NCAA D2 Champs in their D2 debut after starting off in the NAIA.

In her one season of eligibility left with the Wolfpack, Fonville is an intriguing sprint addition. She could find herself on relays with the Wolfpack’s top sprinters Ky-lee PerryKylee Alons, and Sirena Rowe, especially in the 200 free relay, with the 50 free being her best event. Fonville has also been 23.57 swimming fly on the medley relay, too, and she has potential in breaststroke.
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1 year ago

Because…. of course she did

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Reply to  Wondering
1 year ago

Well…I’d like to find something wrong here or point something fishy out, but I can’t in this case. The move actually makes sense. Coaching change (sadly from death), going from a kind of unstable program to a very stable one (coaching wise), top sprinter going to a top sprint program, going from a mid west conservative baptist school to a southern (majority) conservative public school. Maybe you could say why not finish your last year where you started, but I think that is a weak to very weak argument. Plus, not many programs would take a sr transfer. Maybe you know something I dont, but from the outside this seems to make sense… unless that is what you were saying.

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1 year ago

More fun to sit back and watch you debate yourself….

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Reply to  Well
1 year ago

Im not the OP Wondering if that is what you are saying…

ACC fan
1 year ago

Exciting for Victoria and the WOLFPACK!

1 year ago

Leeeeeeet go Victor!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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