Princeton's Aemisegger and UCSB's Cary Lead Mid-Major All-Americans

April 27, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Princeton University's Alicia Aemisegger and UC-Santa Barbara's Patrick Cary headline the 2007 Mid-Major All-America Team announced today. The pair were named the Mid-Major Swimmers-of-the-Year for their performances at the 2007 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. Thirty-six additional swimmers and divers were named to the team on the basis of their qualification to the national meet. Aemisegger, a freshman for the Tigers enjoyed a banner season highlighted by top-eight finishes in the 400 Individual Medley (2nd) and 500 Freestyle (3rd), efforts that earned her All-American honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Cary, a senior for the Gauchos, also earned CSCAA All-American status for his 8th place finish in the 200 Butterfly. The Big West Champion was fifth in the same event last year and is a three-time Mid-Major All-American.

Members of the 2007 Mid-Major All-American Swimming Team are:

Name                         Institution           Events
Alicia Aemisegger            Princeton             500 Free, 400 IM, 200 Breast
Noelle Bassi                 Harvard               200 Fly
Lauren Beaudreau             Richmond              200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Ja Neil Bragg                Pacific               200 IM, 400 IM
Sarah Chrzanowski            Eastern Michigan      1 Meter Diving, 3 Meter Diving
Alexandra Clarke             Harvard               500 Free, 200 Free, 1650 Free
Michelle DeMond              Princeton             3 Meter Diving, Platform Diving
Sara Giovannoni              Florida International 200 Breast
Kate Hynes                   Drexel                1 Meter Diving, 3 Meter Diving
Lyndsay Depaul               UC-Irvine             200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly
Anne Marie May               UC-Santa Barbara      50 Free, 100 Free
Chelsea Nagata               UC-Irvine             50 Free, 100 Fly, 100 Back
Samantha Papadakis           Harvard               1 Meter Diving, 3 Meter Diving
Katie Radloff                William & Mary        50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free
Jennifer Schwalb             UC-Santa Barbara      200 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Fly
Kelsey Totura                Denver University     50 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back
Elle Weberg                  Florida Atlantic      100 Breast (8th) 200 Breast (8th)
Teresa Wilson                Gardner Webb          200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Free
Jessica Witt                 Richmond              500 Free, 400 IM

Name Institution Events Wojceich Betlej Pacific 100 Back, 200 back Pat Cary UC-Santa Barbara 100 Fly, 200 Fly Chris Dalman Cleveland State 1 Meter Diving, 3 Meter Diving Jakub Dobies Cleveland State 100 Breast Eddie Erazo UC-Irvine 100 Back, 200 Fly David Holmes Binghamton 500 Free, 200 Free, 200 Fly Karo Isajan LaSalle 1 Meter Diving, 3 Meter Diving Tom Koucheravy George Mason 500 Free, 1650 Free Stuart Malcom Princeton 1 M Diving, 3 M Diving David McKechnie Cornell 100 Breast, 200 Breast Wesley Newman Cornell 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free Eric Reilly UC-Irvine 50 Free, 100 Free Paul Ricard Miami-Ohio 500 Free, 1650 Free Alex Righi Yale 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back Daniel Simonsen UC-Irvine 100 Breast, 200 Breast Michael Smit Cornell 200 Free, 200 Fly Randall, Tom UC-Irvine 100 Fly, 200 Fly Marcin Unold Oakland 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Free Krzysztof Zoldak Pacific 200 IM, 400 IM

Mid-Major Definition: Institutions are designated as Mid-Major on the basis of their conference affiliation. Institutions eligible for the Mid-Major designation do not come from one of the eight major NCAA Division I-A football conferences or award fewer than seven women's or five men's scholarships. Mid-Major conferences include: America East Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League, Horizon League, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Mid-American Conference, Mid-Continent Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Northeast Conference, Pacific Coast Swim Conference, Patriot League, and Sun Belt Conference

Two-Timers, Three-Timers: Nine swimmers and divers were named to their second-consecutive team. Noelle Bassi, Chelsea Nagata, Jennifer Schwalb, Pat Cary, Krzystof Zoldak have been selected for the third time.

Sibling Rivalry: Princeton divers Kent and Michelle Demond are the first siblings to be named to the Mid-Major All-American team. Kent earned his spot in 2006 while his younger sibling was named to the 2007 team.

Top Conference: The Big West Conference led all leagues with eleven swimmers named to the team. The Ivy League and Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League had ten representatives named to the team.

Additional National Awards: Three members of the All-American team earned National Collegiate Swimmer-of-the-Week honors. Lyndsay DePaul of UC-Irvine, Pat Cary of UC-Santa Barbara and Elle Weberg of Florida Atlantic all earned the individual honors during the 2006-07 season.