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.