Kansas swim is sitting at second place in the Big 12 championships with big performances by senior Mannon Manning and junior Kate Steward.
Swimming & Diving
Kansas swim and dive won 18 of the 22 total events against Iowa State Friday and Saturday. The Jayhawks are now 3-1 on the season in dual meets.
Lauryn Parrish, a senior on the Kansas swim and dive team has been named as the recipient for the 2020-21 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Student-Athlete Award. “I am so grateful and honored, but I wouldn’t be able to earn something like this if it wasn’t for Marlene Mawson and how she was a pioneer in KU women’s athletics,” Parrish said to Kansas Athletics.
Kansas swim and dive competed in its final two Virtual Cup meets recently. Most notably, senior Manon Manning and junior Katie Steward set new pool records in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard breaststroke, respectively.
Multiple Kansas teams added to their respective rosters as part of National Signing Day. Here's a look at the new signees for Kansas women's basketball, baseball, tennis, rowing, swim and dive, and men's and women's golf.
Kansas swim and dive defeated Omaha 189-103 in a dual meet last Saturday. Junior Kate Steward led the way with first place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley.
Kansas swim and dive competed in the fourth of six virtual cup meets this season at Robinson Natatorium Thursday. Senior Manon Manning led the way with wins in the 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle.
In Kansas swim and dive's first dual meet of the season, the Jayhawks defeated TCU 187-112 at Robinson Natatorium Saturday morning. The Jayhawks finished first in 12 events.
The Kansas swim team competed in its second meet of the season, the Virtual 5,000 meet, at Robinson Natatorium Friday. Freshman Kara Church led the Jayhawks with a time of 52:38.
Freshman diver Jiayu Chen has set a meet record, gone undefeated in the regular season and adapted to life in a new country all in one year.
Kansas swim and dive took second place and broke several school records at the Big 12 Championships which wrapped up on Feb. 29.
This past weekend, 12 members of the Kansas swim team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Toyota U.S. Open. Although no one on the team qualified for the Olympic Trials, they will continue to train for their next chance at qualifying in June 2020.
Kansas swimming kicks off the season with a second-place team finish in the CSCAA Open Water Championship at Lone Star Lake on Sept. 14.