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Women's swimming and diving team wins first conference championship

February 23, 2014 : Liberty University Athletics

The Liberty University women's swimming and diving team won its first conference championship over the weekend, holding off five-time defending conference champion Florida Gulf Coast University at the 2014 CCSA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.

Liberty Head Coach Jake Shellenberger was voted 2014 CCSA Women's Swimming Coach of the Year.

The Lady Flames finished as runner-up to FGCU in 2012 and 2013.

The team clocked an NCAA A cut in the 200 medley relay and is awaiting invitation to the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships March 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minn. With their outstanding performance over the weekend, the team expects to earn more selections to the NCAA national meet.