Maritza McClendon and sorority become 1st Black sponsors at swim championships

Maritza McClendon is a part of history once again. In 2004, McClendon, then Correia, became the first Black woman to make the American swim team and medal at the Olympics. This weekend, her sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. becomes the first Black organization to sponsor an international swimming championship at the Federation Internationale de […]

Simone Manuel pulls off upset at world championships

It was almost a mirror image duplication. On July 28 in Budapest, Hungary, Simone Manuel won gold in the 100-meter freestyle event. Manuel ousted event favorite Sarah Sjöström of Sweden by .04 seconds. She trailed Sjöström after the first half of the race. She also trailed last year during that same spot during the event at […]