When you talk about the great male swimmers in Oakland history, the first name that comes to mind is Tracy Huth. Huth was the dominant swimmer in the NCAA Division II in the early eighties.
Tracy was a three-time Division II Swimmer of the Year, earning his honors in 1981, 1982, and 1984. During his four years as a swimmer he won the maximum 24 All-America honors. Huth captured eight individual national championship and won four more with relay squads. He won his individual titles in the medley events, earning the national crown in both the 200 and 400 all four years at Oakland. Huth was also a 24-time All-GLIAC champion and was selected the GLIAC Swimmer of the Year in 1981, 1982, and 1984.
Hand-in-hand with Huth's individual success was OU's team success. OU finished second nationally three times and third once, while capturing four straight GLIAC titles.
Huth earned a bachelor of art s in social studies with a minor in secondary education from Oakland. He was presented with the President's Award presented by Dr. Joseph Champagne, and served on the Hill House Dorm Council for two years. After serving as coach of the Oakland Live Y'er program for a year.