Swimming

Graham Resigns Post as Swimming Coach

Catawba College Director of Athletics, Larry Leckonby, has announced that swim coach Betsy Graham has resigned to take a position with Arena Club Aquatics in Maryland.  A national search for a new head coach and director of Johnson Pool will begin immediately.

“We wish Coach Graham and her daughter Rilee the best in their new adventure in Maryland,” stated Leckonby.  “Betsy has done an outstanding job with the Catawba swim program both in the pool and in the classroom.  Academically, the team has been one of the strongest in the athletic department and she has been able to coach several swimmers to the national championships.”

Graham has served as the Catawba women’s coach since 2001 and launched the men’s program in 2006.  Under Graham, Catawba produced five All-Americans, seven All-Academic Team members and a pair of Academic All-Americans.  The Catawba men’s team posted the highest GPA in the nation under Graham.

“I want to express my appreciation for fourteen great years as a head coach,” said Graham.  “Building a program from the very beginning here at Catawba has been an opportunity that few coaches have.  I feel fortunate to have been given the chance and blessed to have been able to work with such outstanding swimmers, parents, coaches, teachers, and administrators throughout my tenure.”

“I look forward to continuing to watch the program grow under the new leadership and being the Catawba Swim program’s number one fan,” added Graham.  “Being head coach of Catawba Swim Teams has been one of the great experiences of my life.”

Six Catawba swimmers qualified for NCAA II Nationals during Graham’s tenure with five of those coming since 2009.  She also coached US National Paralympian, Ashley Owens, who claimed four medals at the 2010 World Championships. 

Graham came to Catawba after stints as an assistant at Arkansas, Ferris State and Northern Michigan.  She was the head coach of the Aqua-Tex Swim Team (ATEX) in Houston, Texas.  At ATEX, Graham coached a finalist at the 1996 Olympic trials.  She also coached two Olympic Festival medalists as well as junior and senior national champion.

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«October 2017»
1
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

17
October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

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October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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