Michigan State diving alumnus and 1992 U.S. Olympian Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse spoke at this morning’s Michigan State College Board of Trustees assembly concerning the college’s determination to chop its swimming & diving applications.
Farrell-Ovenhouse was a two-time NCAA champion for the Michigan State Spartans diving program. She graduated in 1991, successful the NCAA 1-meter title in 1990 and the 3-meter title in 1991. Her college information on each boards nonetheless stay on the books greater than three many years later.
A yr after graduating, she certified for the U.S. Olympic workforce on the 3-meter board, taking fifth on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Michigan State school newspaper The State News reported that Farrell-Ovenhouse was set to address the Board of Trustees immediately. And one of the paper’s reporters confirmed on Twitter this morning that Farrell-Ovenhouse and swimming alumnus Andrea Chicken Mahoney addressed the board.
The cuts got here in a brutal yr 2020 for school swimming. Michigan State and Iowa each eradicated their collegiate swimming & diving applications – cuts to the Energy-5 Massive Ten Convention after a number of years the place program cuts have been confined to mid-major conferences or Divisions II and III.