April 27, 2007
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Princeton University's Alicia Aemisegger and UC-Santa Barbara's Patrick Cary headline the 2007 CollegeSwimming.com 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.