Women’s swimming was established at West Virginia University during the 1974-1975 season. Donna Henderson, a graduate assistant was the team’s first coach. That year the team achieved a 4-4 dual meet record. However, historical records indicate that the women who comprised this first team were not the first ladies to compete for the Gold and Blue. In 1965 Bette Hushla was a member of the WVU’s men’s team as a backstroker.