Petra Martin accepts position at Rutgers

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Former Bowling Green State University head swimming and diving coach Petra Martin has left the program after accepting a similar head coaching position at Rutgers University.

Martin had spent the past five seasons including a 9-1 record during the 2014-15 season. The team finished third at the Mid-American Conference championships.

The team was also awarded the Fall Team Scholar All-America after finishing with the fifth-best grade point average for the fall semester out of all division-I women’s programs.

Martin’s teams have improved each season she has been with the program. The team won three games in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons before reaching four in 2012-13, six in 2013-14 and eventually nine in her most recent season.

A national search for the next head coach will begin immediately.