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Northwestern Women’s Swimming & Diving is coming off of a historic year! The team moved up two places from the previous year at the 2016 Big Ten Championship. Individually, sophomore Olivia Rosendahl earned All-American honors on platform at the 2016 NCAA Championships and won the Summer National diving title on platform, senior Melissa Postoll made the semi-finals of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and freshman Valerie Gruest Slowing made the 2016 Olympic Team and competed in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle events. Your Northwestern Wildcats are poised for success this season and greatly appreciate all of your support. Go 'Cats!


"Your donation allows our swimmers and divers to pursue the highest levels of academics and athletics. Thank you for helping our Northwestern Wildcats have a world-class experience while chasing their dreams!"

Abby Steketee, Head Coach




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    The impact of your annual support:

  • Provides opportunities for our student-athletes to compete in national championship competitions (USA Swimming Nationals, USA Diving Nationals).
  • Allows the coaching staff to identify and recruit the world’s best talent by by affording recruits the opportunity to visit campus (especially international recruits).
  • Improves the training needs of our diving team by renting 10 meter platform space in Milwaukee, the closest platform facility.
  • Affords facility upgrades and equipment purchases that are needed to provide a world-class training experience so our student-athletes can be successful on the national and international stage.

    Season Highlights from 2015-16:

  • Olivia Rosendahl became the first All-American diver in program history
  • The team was awarded the Fall Team Scholar All-America Award for posting a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the fall quarter
  • Nine student-athletes qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials and incoming freshman Valeria Gruest Slowing competed in the Olympics for Guatemala
  • Won the TYR Invitational and FAU FUN Invite