Howard University has made history again!
This time the HBCU is making history in swimming as it just won its first championship after 34 years over the weekend.
The Washington D.C.-based college went against Long Island University, St. Francis College in Brooklyn, and Wagner College to win the title with a 169-point margin.
Through five days of competition at Spire Institute in Geneva, OH, Howard accumulated 928 points, winning by a comfortable 169-point margin. LIU (759) was the runner-up, followed by St. Francis Brooklyn (634) and Wagner (539).
The school’s athletic department took to Twitter to congratulate the men.
3️⃣4️⃣ years in the making! Men's @HUSwimming are @necswimdive conference CHAMPIONS!#BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/WY7eMSxShk
— Howard Athletics (@HUBisonSports) February 26, 2023
“Howard can’t be the only place, the only option because we only have so many roster spots,” director of swimming and diving Nicholas Askew told CNN. “There are so many people we, unfortunately, can’t have at Howard to be able to swim.”
“We are so glad to be able to see the success and so prayerful that it will be taken note of by the other HBCUs to restart their program so we can no longer be the only HBCU,” he added.