Five Gauchos Attain Mid-Major All-American Status
April 21, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -
CollegeSwimming.com announced Sunday the 2008 Division 1 Men's and Women's Mid-Major All-America Swimming teams. Five female Gauchos were named to the All-American list while twelve athletes qualified for Honorable Mention All-American Status.
Swimmers were chosen for the All-American team based on their qualification for the 2008 NCAA Division 1 Championships while those with Honorable Mention status attained the award by swimming an NCAA "B" qualification time in their event.
Sophomore Anne Marie May garnered her second straight All-American honor for placing third in the 50 free and 26th in the 100 free at the NCAA Championships. Juniors Erin Yamamoto and Katy Freeman, sophomore Naomi Javanifard, and freshman Sara Nicponski were given their first Mid-Major All-American honors.
On the men's side, seven student-athletes were named to the list of 49 Honorable Mention swimmers. Senior co-captain Brooks Felton led the way for juniors Bradley Matsumoto and Jeff Sudbury on the team. Sophomores Matt Bartlett, Danny McClary Scott Vogelgesang, and Chris Wiggin all made their first appearance on the Honorable Mention list.
Yale's Alex Rigi and Princeton's Alicia Aemisegger were the men's and women's Mid- Major Swimmers-of-the-Year, respectively.
Mid-Major institutions are designated as colleges or universities that are not affiliated with a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference as well as those institutions awarding less than half of the maximum-allowable scholarships (seven for women, five for men).