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Hilltoppers Swimming

Team Accomplishments

USA Swimming Club Excellence: Gold Medal Status

The Hilltoppers program ranked 14th in the country in team performance for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons—the only Colorado club to achieve this honor twice.


12 Olympic Trials qualifiers

Congratulations to the twelve University of Denver and TOPS athletes who qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials:

  • Alicia Jensen
  • Kelly Naze
  • Shelly Patton
  • Alex Suppan
  • Mackenzie Stein
  • Robert Barrett
  • Darian Brunetti
  • Carter Griffin
  • Tanner Krall
  • Ben Holston
  • Kyle Milberg
  • Tyler Pennington

Class of 2012 Hilltoppers Swimming in College

  • Cristina Bassani signed a national letter of intent to Colorado State University.
  • Maggie Burkhardt signed a national letter of intent to Texas Christian University.
  • Shelly Patton signed a national letter of intent to Northwestern University.
  • Kelly Naze signed a national letter of intent to University of California-Berkeley.
  • Chris Wickwire will attend Lafayette College.

Western Region Sectional Results

2012 LCM Summer Sectional
Combined team champions
Men's team champions
Women's team champions
2012 LCM Spring Sectional
Combined team - 2nd place
Men's team - 6th place
Women's team champions