Akron Women’s Team Activities Briefly Suspended Due To Hazing Allegations

The University of Akron has confirmed that all women’s swimming & diving team activities were briefly suspended due to hazing allegations, though the team has now returned to full practices.

The school confirmed Monday that a suspension had taken place from September 15 until September 27.

“The Athletics Department suspended team activities for a short period following allegations of potential hazing, but the team has now returned to full practice,” a school spokesperson said.

The matter has been deferred to Akron’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for review, and no other information is available at this time.

The University of Akron women’s team placed second at the 2021 MAC Championships in April, finishing seven points shy of the University of Buffalo. The Zips also put three points on the board at the 2021 Women’s Division I NCAA Championships one month prior in March.

Akron will open its 2021-22 season with an intrasquad meet on Oct. 1. The team will then host the Akron Zips Classic Oct. 15-16 before taking on Miami at home on Oct. 30.

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1 month ago

Sad that kids can not be kids no mo!

Swim Mom
Reply to  DJTrockstoYMCA
29 days ago

Per my 16 year old………..hazing is not kids being kids. It’s unfortunate you believe hazing is ok.

Reply to  Swim Mom
29 days ago

It’s unfortunate you do not believe teams pursue activities which might fringe upon hazing which in reality are positive team building which levens unity.

1 month ago

Zipper necks

29 days ago

Kids, this can’t happen anymore. Have fun and do your thing and have the time of your life, but no hazing BS. When stuff like this goes down, programs get cut, good people lose their jobs and there are less opportunities for swimmers and divers.

Reply to  Guerra
29 days ago

Yes and we build a society of crybaby wimps who will always blame others and take no accountability for themselves. I say stand up, just say no, come on man!!!

29 days ago

Has Akron hired a new assistant coach? What’s the situation there?

Alotta Fagina
29 days ago

Gosh I miss Animal House. College life was so simple

Reply to  Alotta Fagina
29 days ago

Really swimswam? you’re allowing that username ^

Reply to  uhOH
29 days ago

It’s an Austin Powers reference. Find something else to worry about.

Last edited 29 days ago by Eisenheim
25 days ago

My daughter was hazed her freshman year on the Akron swim team. Trust me, it’s real. I couldn’t believe what she told me they did to the freshman that year. It’s too bad they turned a blind eye to this

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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