Senior Brett Dipuma Agrees to Swim for Wheeling Jesuit in West Virginia
Senior Brett Dipuma has accepted an offer to swim for Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. The Cardinals compete in the Appalachian Swimming Conference (ASC).
Dipuma was a member of Jesuit’s 2012-2013 Division I state championship team — swimming the butterfly leg of the first-place 200-medley relay.
The three-year letterman served as a co-captain of the 2013-2014 Jesuit swim team, which finished second at the state meet in Sulphur.
Dipuma swam the 2013-2014 season with a heavy heart. His father, Lucas Dipuma, who convinced his son try swimming after a concussion short-circuited his football career, died of cancer in September 2013.
“Brett’s father told me that his son was the kind of kid who will run through a brick wall for you, and he was exactly right,” said Jesuit swim coach Bret Hanemann ’85.
Hanemann thinks Dipuma has a chance to contribute at the NCAA Division II level.
“With only three years of year-round swimming under his belt, Brett’s best is yet to come, and I look forward to seeing him continue to develop athletically, socially, and spiritually.”
Dipuma plans to study theology, literature, and the Classics (Latin & Greek) in college.