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 Perry, Kylee 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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