September 9, 2018
Aloha Pau Hana Families! We wanted to share with you some really cool "press" our team & coach received recently.
Our team and Head Coach Teresa Fightmaster were featured in The Ohio State Swimming & Diving Summer Newsletter. Teresa is an alumni of Ohio State and while on full scholarship at the university was a 5 time All American, a 3 time Big Ten Champion, Big 10 record holder, Olympic Trial qualifier......and is now a Hall of Fame member and an active member of Varsity O. Ohio State is very proud of her and we are lucky to have her & her expertise as our head coach!
Enjoy the newsletter and article about Pau Hana & Teresa (on page 4) by CLICKING HERE and see the introduction below from Bill Dorenkott, Director of Men & Women's Swimming at OSU.
Hello Buckeyes!Summer has quickly come and gone, and we are three weeks into the fall semester having welcomed a new class of Buckeyes.Our summer season provided us the opportunity to compete at a number of national and international competitions in both swimming and diving, all of which are highlighted in the attached newsletter. Our coaches have been hard at work recruiting the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020, and we are excited to share that we already have 15 verbal commitments in the Class of 2019—10 women, 5 men. With this weekend being our second major recruiting weekend in a row, we are hopeful to add to these numbers on both sides.As you read through the information included in our newsletter, I wanted to highlight our Alumni Weekend activities over Homecoming Weekend, October 5-7. We have a tight turnaround for requesting football tickets to the October 6 game against Indiana (deadline is September 15). We look forward to welcoming you all back to campus and celebrating together.You will also see a couple tremendous feature articles highlighting the efforts of Joe Budde ’75 with our Varsity O athletics alumni society, and alumnae and Hall of Fame member, Teresa Fightmaster, as she traveled to Hawaii this summer with her Pau Hana Swim Team—rekindling an unbelievable Buckeye connection along the way! As we grow our newsletter distribution, we would love to hear your stories as well. If you are interested in sharing more about life after sport in future newsletters, please reach out to Kyle Dunaway (Director of Operations) at email@example.com.One last highlight is our ‘Buckeyes Beyond the Pool’ program, which will launch this fall and into the spring semester next year. This program is designed to enhance the professional development of our student-athletes, and we would welcome alumni participation in offering workshops and a speaker series on leadership, networking, resume writing and much more.Again, thanks for your continued support, and Go Bucks!
Bill DorenkottDirector of Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving