Athletics Hall of Fame

1979-80 Swiming and Diving

PLAYED AT BSU 1979-80
YEAR INDUCTED 2015
The 1979-80 Bemidji State men’s swimming and diving team, under the direction of BSU Hall of Fame coach Lee Ahlbrecht, posted an 11-1 record and established four event records en route to a first-place finish at the Northern Intercollegiate Conference meet with a league-record score of 701. Eighteen members of the team garnered All-NIC honors, either as swimmers or divers, which included 11 individual or relay conference champions. The team advanced to the NAIA Championships, where it placed fourth and had seven swimmers finish among the top 12 individuals or relays and earn NAIA All-American Honorable Mention accolades. The team also had 10 American College Coaches’ Association All-Americans. Following the season, head coach Lee Ahlbrecht was selected as the NAIA Coach of the Year.
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