Madison Cottrell

Sun Belt Conference Announces 2024 Women’s Swimming & Diving Awards

James Madison picked up numerous awards including Dane Pedersen nabbing Coach of the Year honors after leading the Dukes to the conference title.

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James Madison Sets Team Score Record en Route to Winning 2024 Sun Belt Team Title

This year, with brand new members to the conference, James Madison won the swimming and diving team title in a record 1091 points.


2024 Sun Belt Conference Champs: Madison Cottrell Pulls Off 100 FL/100 BK Double on Day 3

Senior Madison Cottrell was on fire on Friday night, winning both the 100 fly and the 100 back.


2024 Sun Belt Conference Champs Day 2: James Madison Wins 4 of 5 Events to Take Big Lead

After James Madison and Marshall were tied following the first day of the meet, JMU broke away on day 2.

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2024 Sun Belt Championships Day 1: Marshall and James Madison Split Night 1 Relays

At the conclusion of the first day of competition, Marshall and James Madison are tied for first, each having won a day 1 relay and taken 2nd in the other.

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Zoey Lusk Brings JMU Butterfly Group Reinforcements for Fall 2024

James Madison is graduating star butterflier Madison Cottrell after this season, but Zoey Lusk (above) and Alli Straub will help refill that group.

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James Madison Sweeps Sun Belt Swim & Dive Weekly Awards

Senior Madison Cottrell was named the Swimmer of the Week and freshman Kate Vitolo was tabbed the Diver of the Week.

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JMU, Navy Split ECAC Championships Titles

For JMU, this championship marks its 5th consecutive ECAC title, while for Navy this is their 12th men’s title in 13 years.

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James Madison’s Jess Pryne Shatters School Record on Day 2 at ECACs

Jess Pryne, a transfer from LSU, swam the fastest time in the CAA this season in the 400 IM after being blocked from racing at the conference championships.

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Alexandra Volk Announces Verbal Commitment to Swim at Division 1 James Madison

Alexandra Volk of Lutherville, Maryland has announced her commitment to swim and study at James Madison University for the fall of 2022. 

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Versatile Ann Chappell Ellington Commits to James Madison for Fall 2022

Ann Chappell Ellington has announced her commitment to James Madison beginning for fall 2022 with best times that have the potential to make 4 ‘A’ finals.

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James Madison Freshman Madison Cottrell Named CAA Performer of the Meet

This year, JMU head coach Dane Pederson and W&M head coach Nate Kellogg shared Co-Coaches of the Year awards.

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James Madison Four-Peats, Secures 11th Total CAA Women’s Title

JMU kicked things off by going 1-2 in the mile, with 2020 champion Julianna Jones defending her title with a 16:39.17.

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James Madison’s Depth Propels Them to CAA Lead Despite Relay DQ

James Madison had 12 A-final swims individually tonight, pushing past a 200 medley relay DQ to take the lead going into the final day tomorrow.


Dixon Breaks Huske’s Virginia State Record with 1:57 200 IM at Class 5 States

Zoe Dixon and Samantha Tadder were among the record-setting standouts at the Virginia Class 5 State Championships this weekend.

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