MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving head coach Heidi Voigt announced the 2018-19 schedule for both programs Friday afternoon, highlighted by five events in the Physical Education Instructional (PEIF) Pool.
NMU will compete at 14 different events over the course of the season including a pair on the opening day of competition with the CSCAA Open Water Championships in Lawrence, Kansas and the Green & Gold Meet in the PEIF Pool on September 22.
Before the semester break, the Wildcats will also host St. Cloud State University and Northern State University on October 12-13 and Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University on November 3. After the beginning of the new year, NMU will host the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on January 12 before an intrasquad and skins meet on January 19.
Postseason competition will begin with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on February 20-23 in Cleveland, Ohio, while the NCAA Division II Championships are set for March 12-16 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The complete schedule can be viewed HERE and more information will be added as it becomes available. All information is subject to change.
In 2017-18, both programs turned in top-three performances at the conference meet with the men finishing second and the women placing third at the GLIAC Championships. Combined, the two programs took 15 conference titles and earned both swimmer of the year awards, while Voigt was named Men's Coach of the Year.
At the NCAA Division II Championships, sophomore Rachel Helm (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) earned her second national title in as many years in the 200-yard backstroke. Her performance earned one of the combined 29 All-America and Honorary All-America honors at the national meet. Helm led the Wildcats with five combined awards; junior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia) received four combined nods; junior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa) junior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia) and sophomore Lajos Bundai (Kecskemet, Hungary) were each named an All-American or Honorable All-American in three events.