Bill Osula set to join sister at SUNY Geneseo

OBSERVER FIle Photo Pictured above is Hillbillies senior Bill Osula during a meet earlier this season.

The Fredonia swim programs have seen not one, but now two Osula swimmers go through their highly successful programs.

Now, SUNY Geneseo will have both as well.

The Hillbillies senior Bill Osula will be taking his swimming and academic talents over to join SUNY Geneseo in the fall, joining his sister, Deidra Osula who currently is a part of the women’s swim team there.

“I was originally going to go to Binghamton, but it was more of a commitment and further away from home,” said Bill Osula about his commitment. “With Geneseo, I’ve heard nothing but good things about their program.”

With SUNY Binghamton being a Division I program, there’s no questioning the talent that Bill Osula displayed during his time at Fredonia. Instead, he’ll choose Division III SUNY Geneseo, and look to grow early in his career, while still being close to home.

Much like his big sister, Bill Osula specialized in the freestyle races, as he qualified for the state meets in the 50-yard freestyle in both his junior and senior years at Fredonia.

“Deidra has said nothing but good things about the school — she loves it there,” said Bill Osula. “She’s seeded 10th in the nation for Division III right now and she’s improved so much since going there, so I’m hoping I can improve as well.:

Deidra Osula is leading the Knights to great success in her freshmen season there for the women’s team and next season, Bill Osula is looking to do the same thing. No matter what, Bill Osula is excited to swim with his sister.

“Originally I didn’t think it was going to be that cool but now I’m very excited about it,” said Bill Osula. “I feel like at first I’ll be in her shadow, but I’ll work my way up soon enough.”

Bill Osula swam a personal best 22.05 in the 50 freestyle at states this season, and he’s looking to keep it going moving forward. But with his big move to college, he won’t forget the memories he made at Fredonia.

“I’m going to miss the team, we always had a lot of fun together,” said Bill Osula. “I’m happy I was able to make the state meet the two years I was on varsity.”