Blue Devils Swimming and Diving

March 18 & March 20, 2009Kelly Sponholz, right, receives congratulations from diving coach John Crawford on the podium after winning the NCAA Division III 3-meter springboard diving championship March 18 at Minneapolis, Minn.
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Fredonia State senior Kelly Sponholz earned her first swimming and diving national title -- and the second by a Fredonia State woman in less than a week -- off the 3-meter springboard Wednesday at the NCAA Division III championship meet. At right, Sponholz receives a congratulatory handshake from her diving coach, John Crawford, while on the podium with the other medal winners.

... SPONHOLZ'S SPRINGBOARD FINALE: SECOND IN 1-METER
Two days after winning the NCAA Division III 3-meter springboard diving title, Fredonia State senior Kelly Sponholz completed her illustrious four-year collegiate career by finishing second in the 1-meter competition.

March 6, 2009
NCAA FOUR-PEAT FOR DIVER
Fredonia State senior diver Kelly Sponholz is headed to her fourth straight NCAA championship meet later this month.

Feb. 19, 2009
AWARDS KEEP PILING UP
For the fifth time as a collegian, Fredonia State diver Kelly Sponholz is ECAC Division III Female Diver of the Week.

Feb. 17, 2009
REPEAT AWARD WINNER
Fredonia State senior Kelly Sponholz has been chosen SUNYAC Women's Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season. 

Feb. 14, 2009
EIGHT FOR EIGHT
Fredonia State senior Kelly Sponholz completed her SUNYAC championship sweep -- eight events entered and eight titles -- by winning women's 1-meter springboard diving Saturday at the Flickinger Center in Buffalo.

Feb. 13, 2009
DEVILS UPDATE THEIR RECORD BOARD
Four new Fredonia State swimming records were set Friday at the SUNYAC championship meet.

Feb. 12, 2009
SPONHOLZ SMASHES 3-METER RECORD
The best female diver in SUNYAC history continued her dominance by winning another conference title. It was one of four Blue Devil records felled Thursday at the SUNYAC championships.

Feb. 10, 2009
SPONHOLZ SEEKS TWO TITLE DEFENSES
Six-time All-American diver Kelly Sponholz takes a perfect SUNYAC record into the conference championship meet starting Wednesday at the Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo.

Feb. 1, 2009
DEVIL DIVERS EXCEL
Fredonia State's Kelly Sponholz and Christian Torres were double winners Sunday at the Ithaca College Diving Invitational.

Jan. 31, 2009
SWIMMERS FALL AT EDINBORO
Two Blue Devil men and one woman were individual winners Saturday at Edinboro.

Jan. 29, 2009
ROAD WARRIORS
Every Fredonia State winter team is on the road this weekend.

Jan. 26, 2009
SUNYAC HONORS THREE BLUE DEVILS
Three Fredonia State student-athletes have won SUNYAC weekly honors, it was announced Monday

Jan. 24, 2009
DEVILS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUR RECORDS
Three pool records and one school record were claimed Saturday by members of the Fredonia State swimming and diving team at Hartwick College's Moyer Pool.

Jan. 22, 2009
ON THE ROAD ... AND BACK
Three Fredonia State teams will travel eastward this weekend. Two of them will be back on campus before the weekend is over.

Jan. 21, 2009
BLUE DEVILS WIN BIG OVER BROCKPORT
Fredonia State student-athletes finished first in 25 of 26 events while rolling over Brockport at the Steele Hall Natatorium.

Jan. 17, 2009
MEN CLAIM WIN; LADIES DROP DUAL MEET
The men's team won its first meet of the season, downing Nazareth, 193-102, in Steele Hall Natatorium on Saturday. Mike Seay way a quadruple winner, while Al Palmquist won three times. The women dropped a dual meet to Nazareth and Ithaca.

Jan. 15, 2009
BUSY DAYS AT STEELE
Men's hockey and both Blue Devil basketball teams plus the swimming and diving team -- back from Florida -- are in action this weekend at Steele Hall.

Dec. 18, 2008
ECAC CITES SPONHOLZ AGAIN
For the fourth time in four years, Blue Devil diver Kelly Sponholz has been cited for her achievements by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Dec. 15, 2008
SUNYAC SWEEP
Fredonia State divers Kelly Sponholz and Christian Torres have been chosen SUNYAC Divers of the Week. For Sponholz, it was the second straight week she won the award. Click on the headline for a list of SUNYAC weekly winners.

Dec. 12, 2008
DIVERS, 3 OTHERS WIN AT GANNON
Fredonia State swept all the diving events among their eight individual wins Friday in a dual meet at Gannon.

Dec. 9, 2008
TWO BLUE DEVILS HONORED
Senior diver Kelly Sponholz and junior swimmer Michael Seay were named recipients of weekly SUNYAC awards for their performances last weekend during the Blue Devil Invitational.

Dec. 7, 2008
BLUE DEVIL WOMEN CLAIM TITLE; MEN ARE CLOSE SECOND
The Fredonia State women claimed the Fifth Annual Blue Devil Invitational team title, outpointing four other schools - Baldwin-Wallace, Oswego, Behrend and Pitt-Bradford. The men finished second, just 54.5 points behind Baldwin-Wallace. They outscored Oswego, Behrend, Pitt-Bradford and Alfred State.

Dec. 6, 2008
RELAY, DIVING VICTORIES
Both Fredonia State 200-yard relays and two divers were winners during the Saturday morning session of the Blue Devil Invitational at the Steele Hall Natatorium.

Dec. 5, 2008
MEDLEY RELAYS EACH WIN
Fredonia State medley relay teams set meet records -- the men set a pool record -- on the first day of the Blue Devil Invitational at the Steele Hall Natatorium.

Nov. 22, 2008
GATORS SWEEP FSU; DEVIL DIVERS DOMINATE
Allegheny college defeated both the men and women on Saturday afternoon. However, the Devils' divers took the top three spots in all four events.

Nov. 14, 2008
WOMEN WIN, MEN FALL
Fredonia State had three double winners in individual events Friday at Alfred University.

Nov. 8, 2008
DEVIL DIVING DUO DOUBLES
Fredonia State divers swept the competition Saturday at Geneseo. One set two pool and one school record, the other provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet.

Nov. 1, 2008
S.P.L.I.T. vs. R.I.T.
The Blue Devil women defeated RIT, while the men lost by a narrow margin at Steele Hall on Saturday.

Oct. 30, 2008
WOMEN'S TEAM RECOGNIZED BY CSCAA
The women's team was recognized for its academic achievement in the Spring semester. In addition, men's diver Scott Horsington earned Academic All American honors.

Oct. 25, 2008
RELAY RESULTS REASSURING
The Blue Devil men finished second, and the women third at the Cortland Relays on Saturday. Head coach Arthur Wang like the direction the teams are headed in the young season.

Thurs., Oct. 16, 2008
FROSH ADD DEPTH TO DEVIL DECK
A influx of newcomers has head coach Arthur Wang feeling his team is on the verge of competive season in most events and against all levels of competition.


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