The men’s swimming team finished just barely ahead of Whitter, 97-96, but the women weren’t able to push past the Poets, losing 116-102 on Saturday.
With over 400 athletes across 18 teams, it is easy to take La Verne’s athletic programs for granted. But as with many great things, our sports came from very humble beginnings.
The University of La Verne swim and dive team hosted a bake sale fundraiser for Andrew Tompkins, a former ULV diver who after he battled and defeated osteosarcoma cancer in 2018, learned recently that the cancer returned, this time as stage IV metastatic osteosarcoma.
After taking a year off to receive 18 rounds of chemotherapy with three different chemotherapy drugs, three surgeries and plenty of physical therapy sessions to learn how to walk again, Andrew Tompkins, sophomore business administration major, has returned to the University of La Verne.
The University of La Verne inducted eight former student-athletes, as well as the entire 1981 women’s volleyball national championship team, into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday at Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center.
The swim and dive teams finished the last of their dual meets Saturday against Caltech. The men’s team lost, 172-72, and the women’s team lost, 173-121.
Sophomore swimmer Lorenzo DeLeon takes the lead in the men’s 400 individual medley during the preliminaries on the second day of the Collegiate Winter Invitational Saturday at South Gate Swim Stadium.
Coming off of a difficult loss to Redlands in their season opener, the men’s and women’s swim teams bounced back in their home opener against Whittier at the La Verne Aquatic Center Nov. 17.
Sophomore Lorenzo DeLeon is quick to start the men’s 50 backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay Saturday against Redlands.
Junior criminology major Brandon Pon broke the school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle the final day of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships.