Chanice Posada is making waves at the Mecca as she shatters records and breaks barriers in her freshman debut

HOUSTON, TX – Chanice Posada, a sophomore psychology major from the heart of
Houston, Texas, is making waves both in and out of the pool as an extraordinary swimmer
for the Howard University Bison Women’s Swimming and Diving team.

In her first season with the Bison, Posada collected several accolades to add to her
resume. She has set four teams, two relays, and two individual records in the 100m and
200m backstroke.

Posada’s achievements have not only brought her personal recognition but have also
elevated the Howard University community. She was named Howard University’s Best
Newcomer for swim and dive, securing a nomination for Female Newcomer of the Year for
Bison Athletics. Furthermore, Posada’s competitive spirit led her to advance to the finals at
the National Invite Meet, a feat that has inspired her fellow students and athletes.

Posada deliberately decided to attend Howard for her athletic and academic career. Her
choice was driven by her passion and desire to be part of a diverse African diaspora
community and surround herself with a supportive system of individuals with the same
cultural background.

“Joining Howard University’s all-black swimming and diving team has been particularly
meaningful,” she says. “After experiencing discrimination in my sport in the past, it was a
breath of fresh air to be in an inclusive and supportive environment.”

Howard has profoundly influenced and transformed Posada’s worldview. She found her
first year challenging as she balanced athletics and academics, but despite her struggles
in this process, she finds her journey immensely fulfilling and rewarding.

“I am excited to see what Howard has in store for me in the coming years and am eager to
continue growing both personally and academically,” she says. Posada’s journey in her
first season with the Bison exemplifies the strength and resilience of student-athletes
navigating their paths. The Bison community is ecstatic to witness Posada’s growth and
development as her sophomore season approaches.