SEATTLE – (April 30) Seattle University swimming held its annual team banquet on Saturday night. The Redhawks looked back on a strong 2017-18 season at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Seattle.
Coach Craig Nisgor, wrapping up his seventh season at Seattle U, oversaw the event Saturday.
Paige Treff earned team MVP on the women’s side. Treff led SU at the 2018 WAC Championships, setting new program records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 butterfly in Houston.
For the men, Jack Baldoni was named team MVP. The senior posted an NCAA “B” cut at the WAC meet, swimming a school record 47.39 in the 100 butterfly.
In a team vote, Jennifer Wong and Ryan Shaw claimed most improved recognition. Wong notched top-five all-time efforts in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the WAC Championships. She was also a member of the program-record-setting 200 freestyle relay team.
Shaw recorded the second-best 100 backstroke in SU history. In the 200 backstroke, he tallied the fifth-fastest time in school history.
Nisgor and his staff selected winners for the Coaches’ Award. Emily Bakewell and Mitchell Crossen were this season’s recipients. The honor goes to the individuals who exemplify being a teammate, team member, and leader.
On the women’s side, the Redhawks beat Oregon State on Nov. 11, picking up their first win over a Pac-12 program. Treff and Julia Gorman were both named Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society.
The men defeated Simon Fraser twice, marking the second straight season SU has beaten the Clan two times.
Overall, 15 Redhawks earned Academic All-WAC honors this winter.
SU returns a solid group to lead its roster next season. It will feature three seniors on both the men’s and women’s squads.