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Michigan State Diver, Olympian Farrell-Ovenhouse Speaks To Trustees Over Cuts


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.

Previous Board meetings have featured current and former team members criticizing the school’s decision to cut both its women’s and men’s swimming & diving programs at the end of this year.

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.

Team members and alumni have started a campaign to save the programs under the banner of “Battle for MSU Swim and Dive” on Twitter.