Nov. 10, 2006
In 2006, the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons. Under the guidance of head swimming coach Jeanne Fleck, the women jumped three places in the Big Ten conference. The team also was responsible for the fall of six team records.
Last season, Fleck engineered the first female All-American since 1995. Senior Gulsah Gunenc earned the honor for her seventh-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships in the 200-yard butterfly. Her ranking marked the highest place a swimmer has finished at the meet in 11 years.
Since the women’s program was first added in the early 1970s, Ohio State has been home to 84 All-Americans, five Big Ten championship titles and more than 100 All-Big Ten selections. With the construction of the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion in 2005, the women look to continue Ohio State’s rich tradition of excellence.