Courtesy Photo / Dean Breest

Danielle Vallier swims the Breaststroke.

GVSU Swim, dive teams finish 11th and 14th at nationals

At nationals, the Lakers proved why they will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. The Grand Valley State University swimming and diving teams bested a number of varsity records at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championships over spring break, as the men finished in 11th place while the women came away with a 14th place finish. Division II powerhouse Drury University won both the men’s and women’s national championships. The men’s team performed at a high level despite sending only six national qualifiers, half as many as last season. “We knew we weren’t going to get a top four finish,” said GVSU junior Michael Griffith.