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Wright State to cut women’s, men’s swimming and diving teams

On Friday, Wright State University announced that the school’s women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams will be cut. The institution’s decision comes from implementing cost cutting measures that will aim to save approximately $500,000 annually, including scholarship costs, team budgets, salaries, travel and facility maintenance, according to the school’s press release.

“This is the most difficult decision I have been involved with since it will have such a large impact on the lives of our student-athletes and staff,” Bob Grant the director of athletics at Wright State said. “These student-athletes have been great ambassadors for the University, in and out of competition.”

All student-athletes effected by this decision will be honored the same financial aid given until they graduate.

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Wright State competed in the Horizon League where the women’s side finished in seventh and the men, fourth.

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