A look back at Georgia Southern’s winter sports

Taking a look at the 2020-21 women’s rifle, swimming/diving, and volleyball seasons

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

In a year that was anything but normal, winter sports may have flown under the radar of many college sports fans. Here’s what you may have missed this winter.

The Eagle women’s swimming and diving team began their season on Halloween and their final meet took place on Feb. 17. The Lady Eagles finished with a record of 2-1 on the season.

The Eagles broke many school records throughout their 2020 season. Annamaria Hornyak broke the school’s 400 IM record with a time of 4:22.05. Jessica Ware, Emma Scruggs, Kat Niemann, and Melody Giberson all posted lifetime bests this season.

For the divers, Anya Weber and Katie Knight posted NCAA Zone Qualifier scores.

The women’s rifle team began their season in September and has yet to come to a conclusion of the season. The Lady Eagles finished with a record of 9-6, which included upset victories over No. 20, North Georgia, and No. 21, The Citadel.

The Lady Eagles have two more guaranteed matches as they are set to take on UAB in an NCAA Qualifier on Feb. 20. Currently, the last scheduled match is set to take place on March 16 and 17 at the Southern Conference Championships.

The women’s volleyball team completed a fall season on Nov. 19 before they played three more matches in the winter.

The Lady Eagles finished with a record of 5-13, but advanced to the second round of the Sun Belt Tournament in the fall. In their winter matches, the women did not win a single game in any of their three matches.