The Oakland women left little room for doubt heading into tonight’s action, and ultimately scored a record high team points.
Oakland University is well on their way to claiming the women’s team title for an 8th-straight year, entering the final day of the meet with a massive lead.
The Golden Grizzlies put themselves in position to lead the day 1 scoring by having 29 of 32 prelims swims qualify for finals.
Oakland hasn’t had a men’s NCAA qualifier since 2016, when Devon Nowicki took 6th in the 100 breast.
Bora Kutlu, whose converted 500/1650 times would have scored top-8 at the 2020 Horizon League Championships, has verbally committed to Oakland for 2021-22.
Susan LaGrand, Women’s Swimmer of the Year, won the 200 back in a new Horizon League record tonight, swimming a 1:56.58.
Shinske went on to win the women’s 100 back with a 53.66, breaking the Horizon League record and winning her 3rd straight title in the event.
The 6-time defending Horizon League champion men’s and women’s Oakland Golden Grizzlies won all 4 of the relays to open up the 2020 Champs.
Oakland’s Marko Khotynetskyi and Katie Colwell earned Swimmer of the Week honors, while UIC’s Felix LaFortune and Cydney Liebenberg were named the Divers.
The only women’s event Akron didn’t win was the 1650 free, where Cincinnati’s Rocky Laabs swam a 16:37.96.
Much like the first day of compeition, members of Akron’s relays went on to win individual events.
Brunzell went on to swim a 1:00.80 to win the 100 breast, posting great splits of 28.88 and 31.92.