Six captains and six more student-athletes were named to this year's newly created leadership council.
Twelve Panthers were recognized with post-season awards
Zach Lierley qualifies for two finals and earns a Junior Nationals time in one.
Kinga Cichowska had a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifying time for the second straight day.
Kinga Cichowska was one of five A finalists on Friday at Sectionals.
2014-15: Took fourth in both the 500 free and 1000 free at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Placed second in the 200 free against St. Bonaventure ... Finished third in both the 500 free and 100 free against Bucknell ... Aided the Panthers' third place effort in the 800 free relay at Notre Dame/Virginia Tech ... At the Pitt Invite, swam in three championship finals, grabbing second in both the 200 free and 1650 free and third in the 500 free ... Also teamed up for the winning 800 free relay and second place 400 free relay ... Finished fifth in both the 500 free and 200 free against West Virginia ... Placed fifth in both the 1650 and 500 free at Denison ... Took fourth in the 200 free at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Placed 16th in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships and also qualified for the C Final in the 500 free where she was 21st overall.
2013-14: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished third in the 1000 freestyle against Bucknell...Finished fifth in the 500 free at the Pitt Invite...Swam in the finals of the 200 free at the Pitt invite...Finished ninth in the 1650 at the Pitt invite...Against WVU, she finished fourth in the 200 free and sixth in the 500 free...Finished fourth in the 500 free against Bucknell...Placed third in the 1000 free at the Western Pa. Invite...Competed at the ACC Championships where she made the bonus final in the 500 freestyle...placed fourteenth in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships...Voted Most Improved Swimmer.
2012-13: In first college meet, DeWitt finished third in the 100 free (54.36) and had a second place finish in the 200 Free Relay against St. Bonaventure...DeWitt took second place in the 400 freestyle relay against Virginia...she would also finish fourth in the 200 IM...Swam the 200 medley relay, 50 free, 100 fly and 400 free relay in the Cincinnati meet...Finished second in the consolation final of the women's 200 yard IM at the Pitt Invitational...Anchored her group to a second place finish in the women's 400 yard freestyle relay as well as swimming in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle heats against WVU...Placed third in the women's 500 yard freestyle as well as fourth in the 200 free and 200 yard freestyle relay at the Western Pa. Invitational.
High School: Attended Rustin High School in West Chester, Pa....owns schools records in the 200 IM (2:08.21) and 100 free (52.93)...also holds the Rustin school relay records in the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and 400 free relay...placed seventh in 200 IM and ninth in the 400 free relay at the state championships her senior season...competed on the Chesmont American Division Championship teams in 2010 and 2012...earned All-America status in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay...honored as an All-State swimmer in the 200 IM and 400 free relay as a senior...was a back-to-back All-Area First Team selection as a junior and a senior...lauded as All-Area Second Team as a sophomore...awarded both the Spirit Award for Rustin swimming and the Coaches Award for Rustin Swimming during junior and senior seasons by head coach Scott Elliot...also won the spirit award for the Golden Ram Aquatics club team during 2011-2012, her club team of 11 years...also lettered in field hockey.
Personal: Born Bethany Janna DeWitt on May 24, 1994...daughter of Jim and Kathy DeWitt...has a younger brother, Steven...member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society...majoring in Secondary Mathematics and Education.
|Dewitts's Personal Best Performances
||52.08||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
|1650 Free||16:49.42||11/21/2014||Pitt Invitational|
|100 Fly||1:02.68||11/3/2012||vs. Cincinnati|
|200 IM||2:09.05||11/16/2012||Pitt Invitational|
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