All 10 of this past weekend’s All-Americans have been CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week, presented by First Command, after the outstanding weekend for the wrestling and men’s and women’s track and field team.
Junior Nick Remke won a pair of matches to place fifth while sophomore Owen McClave picked up a win in the seventh place match as both earned All-America honors for the first time at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.
The Bears finished in the top 25 as a team at the National Championship and wrap up a season that saw four athletes make it to the final weekend (McClave, Remke, sophomore AJ Aeberli and freshman Jonathan Wagner). McClave and Remke are the program’s first All-Americans since Nate Giorgio in 2015.
The men's 4x400 wrapped up the 2018 season earning All-America honors at the NCAA Division III National Championship.
The quartet of juniors Jacob Pawlina and Benjamin Taminger and seniors Luke Rehfuss and Raeford Penny crossed the line in 3:16.14 for the seventh place finish.
The 4x400 returned to Nationals one year after qualifying but not making it to the finals in 2017. It is the first relay in program history, indoors or outdoors, to earn All-American honors and the first indoor All-American performance since Adam Scalese earned the honors in the 60m hurdles in 2014.
The women's DMR earned All-America honors, finishing in seventh place at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship.
Junior Anita Green (3:42), sophomore Anna Beck (58.6), senior Ashlee Johnson (2:16.6) and freshman Kaitlyn Mooney (4:52.5) crossed the line in 11:50.97 breaking their school record of 11:51.9. They become the first relay in program history to earn All-America honors and the first since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash. It is the 10th All-American performance in program history, indoor and outdoor combined.
Mooney also earned finished place in 5th place in the 3K earning All-America honors for the third time this season at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championship.
She crossed the line in 9:40.81, breaking her own school record of 9:46.79. She is the first indoor track & field individual All-American since Jackie James earned the honors in 2000 in the 55m dash.
It has been a phenomenal freshman year for Mooney already who finished in fourth place at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship and won the Open and Division III New England Championship in the 3K. Between the two season Mooney has set five school records.
It has been an extremely successful winter season for Coast Guard athletics and it is not over yet as the Bears will send 10 swimmers (six men, four women) to the National Championship later this month.