Former Brillion/Valders/Chilton star swimmer Parker Sonnabend helped lead the University of South Dakota to the first-ever Men's Swimming and Diving Summit League Conference Title.
From April 15-17, the Hulbert Aquatic Center in Fargo, North Dakota hosted the Summit League Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Conference Championships. In championship meets, swimmers compete in preliminaries in the morning session hoping to be in the top 8 to compete in the championship final in the evening session. Parker Sonnabend competed in the 200 Individual Medley on Thursday, the 100 Breaststroke on Friday and the 100 Individual Medley on Saturday. Sonnabend was the first freshman in the USD men's swimming program to qualify for the championship finals in all three individual events. Sonnabend swam to a 7th place finish in the 200 IM (1:52.56), a 4th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke (56.56) and a 2nd place finish in the 100 IM (51.56). His 2nd place finish in the 100 IM earned him a silver medal and made him the first USD freshman men's swimmer to finish in the top three in an individual event earning him all conference honors.