Madison Thurber sets two school records in third collegiate meet

Swimmer Madison Thurber (first year) broke two school records in the 100m and 200m backstroke in Taylor Pool in a dual meet against California Lutheran University Nov. 18. The two record-setting performances — in addition to swimming the backstroke leg of…

Men’s swimming defeats Cal Lutheran by wide margin

Drawing on the energy of over 200 people in attendance, the men’s swim team defeated California Lutheran University by 62 points during a meet at Taylor Pool Saturday, Nov. 18. The men, who are ranked 28th in Division III, beat…

Occidental swimming and diving make a splash at first meet

The men’s and women’s swim season began Oct. 20 and 21 at the Malibu Invite, hosted by Pepperdine University, which included a mix of Division I, II and III schools. Both teams turned in successful performances, placing top three in…

Occidental senior swimmers rely on each other

The Occidental men’s and women’s swimming and diving team hosted its senior day meet Feb. 4, where they secured a win against Whittier. On senior swim day, the team celebrates the completion of the seniors’ careers. It serves to honor…

Since you’ve been gone, they’ve been competing

For most Occidental students, the end of fall semester classes meant it was time to go home and spend time with friends and family. For Occidental basketball players, swimmers and divers, this was not the case. While these athletes got…

Chun starts season with nationally-ranked performance

Laura Chun (sophomore) reached for the wall in her final lap of the 400 Individual Medley (IM) at the impressive time of 4:51:22. The result earned her the No. 1 national ranking in the 400 IM for Division III schools…

Several swimmers break records at SCIACs

The Occidental swim team traveled to Splash! at La Mirada for a four-day SCIAC competition, hosted by Chapman University. The event featured groundbreaking school records and personal bests amid fierce rivalries in the conference, including sophomore standout Austin Lashley’s qualification…

Athletes of the Week

Devon DeRaad* In the final game of the three game series against Chapman University Saturday, outfielder and pitcher Devon DeRaad (junior) went 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored in the team’s commanding 14–4…

Athletes of the week

Austin Lashley Austin Lashley (sophomore) shone at the Occidental-Chapman swim meet Feb. 6 with three overall first-place finishes. He also set his in-season best time in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 52.64. “My favorite part of swimming is…

Rising Stars

Jeevin Sandhu How did you get started playing basketball? When I was young, my mom encouraged me to play all types of sports. So I grew up playing football, soccer, baseball and basketball. But as I grew older, she wanted…

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