Jerry Ballew (1976-83, 1985-86/Swimming & Diving Coach)





In his seven seasons as the coach of Nevada's women's swimming and diving team, Jerry Ballew led the Wolf Pack from never having won a dual meet to winning a national championship. He guided Nevada to the AIAW Small College National Championship in 1979 and coached Nevada to a 68-35 record and six national top 25 finishes. He mentored 29 All-Americans and two individual national champions, including Ann Belikow who won the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the 1979 AIAW National Championships. His 1979 national championship squad was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.
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Yawen Li

Swimming and Diving

Junior Yawen Li tallied the most individual points for Nevada in its season-opening weekend, helping the Wolf Pack improve to 4-0 after a quad-meet victory and dual win over Fresno State. Li won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.53), 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.14) and the 200-yard IM (2:03.70) in the quad-meet, while helping the Pack win the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.86).


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