Ball State Women's Swimming & Diving Awards and Honors
The rich tradition of the Ball State women's swimming & diving program began in 1965 when it officially became a varsity sport at BSU. Since then, over 430 student-athletes have earned letters for the program which enters the 2010-11 campaign with a 269-181-2* overall record.
In 1970, BSU women's swimming & diving gave the university its first national champion in any sport when Patricia Bergman took home the title in the 100 backstroke (1:02.3). One year later, Bergman earned the national title in the 100 individual medley (1:03.2), while placing second in the 100 backstroke (1:03.0). She also placed fourth in the 50 backstroke (29.6) and helped the Cardinals to a seventh-place finish in the 200 medley relay at the 1971 NCAA Championships.
In addition to national championships, the Cardinals have won 28 Mid-American Conference individual titles and four MAC relay championships since the 1980-81 season. BSU student-athletes have also earned six MAC Diver of the Year awards, two MAC Swimmer of the Year accolades and two MAC Outstanding Senior honors.
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- - All-Time Award Winners in PDF Format
* = No records were available until the 1975-76 season