Saturday’s meet versus Notre Dame marked a first for the Ball State swimming & diving programs, as Ball State Sports Link produced the first-ever ESPN3 broadcast live from the Lewellen Aquatic Center.
The dual meet also marked just the second ever regular season Mid-American Conference swimming & diving contest to air on the ESPN platform and the first entirely produced by students.
Sophomore Adrian Jarding and junior Nick Panozzo co-produced Saturday’s meet, while freshman Luke Foster directed. Junior Cory Stace called the action with Jarding as analyst. Sophomore Alex Thomas was the poolside reporter.
Saturday’s meet was senior day for both Ball State programs, with the men’s team honoring Tanner Barton, Jacob Eckert, Austin Green, JD Middleton, Mitch Prather and Bradley Ridge.
The women’s squad recognized Jessica Extine, Katie Horn, Allie Kolz, Courtney Mudd, Brittany Penn, Kimberly Scott.
Go behind the scenes of the broadcast with these photos taken by Ball State Sports Link assistant director Brad Dailey.