Gauchos Receive Mid-Major All-American Honors

Sophia Yamauchi (Photo by Wendy Allen)
Sophia Yamauchi (Photo by Wendy Allen)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara swimmers Andrea Ward and Sophia Yamauchi have earned Mid-Major All-American status, it was announced today by Additionally, 10 Gaucho swimmers have garnered Mid-Major Honorable Mention selection.

The Mid-Major All-Americans are named based on their qualification for the 2012 NCAA Division I Swimming Championships. Honorable Mention status is given to swimmers who were entered with NCAA 'B' standards, but were not selected for the NCAA Championships.

Emma Hunt, Allie Knight and Katie Records all garnered Honorable Mention accolades. Men's swimmers Garrett Thompson, Evan Simoni, Chris Peterson, Kevin Ferguson, Andrew Barmann, Wade Allen and Randy Aakhus have also been named Honorable Mentions.

The Gaucho swimming and diving teams had a fantastic 2011-12 season. The women finished second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the men completed their first-ever undefeated dual meet season in program history.