The Forester swimming and diving team was greeted by overcast skies and a slight drizzle as the athletes made their way to the Glen Rowan house to celebrate the 2018-19 season with their annual awards luncheon.
Senior Heath Ogawa and Coach Nathan Lightman were named Division III Diver and Diving Coach of the Year on Saturday after Ogawa added a fourth-place finish in 3-meter diving to the national title he captured off the 1-meter board on Thursday.
Forester senior Heath Ogawa captured his second career national championship by taking the 1-meter diving competition on Thursday at the NCAA Division III Championship Meet in Greensboro, North Carolina.
A day after winning the 3-meter event, Lake Forest College senior Heath Ogawa placed third off the 1-meter board Saturday at the NCAA Division III Region 1 Diving Meet, which was hosted by Wabash College.
Freshman Alec Pittman led a pair of 1-2-3 finishes for Lake Forest on Sunday as the men's team gained a little ground but still finished second while the women placed third at the Midwest Conference Championship Meet at Grinnell College.
Sophomore Max Rowland contributed to two of Lake Forest's four victories and broke a school record on Friday at the 2019 Midwest Conference Championship Meet. The Forester men lead host Grinnell College by just nine points and the women are in second place after the first of three days of competition.
Lake Forest College diver Lizzie Johns was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week on Tuesday for her performance in the team's 142-71 victory over visiting Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday.
Heath Ogawa set a program record in 3-meter diving, Blake Rhodes anchored the victorious 200m-freestyle relay, and Frederick Weichmann won the 100m-backstroke Saturday in the final home meet of their careers.
The Lake Forest College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were among the 713 squads around the country designated as Scholar All-America teams by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Six different Foresters won at least one event, including senior Frederick Weichmann in the 100-backstroke, as Lake Forest took on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and host Lawrence University in a double-dual meet on Saturday.
Freshman Alec Pittman posted a victory in the 1650-freestyle as the Lake Forest College swimming and diving teams competed at the Carthage Classic over the weekend. The Forester men placed third and the women sixth at the 10-team event.