Top Moments from 2017-18: Women's Swimming

Top Moments from 2017-18: Women's Swimming

During the summer months, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.

We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We will go in alphabetical order today we highlight women's swimming. Next up on Wednesday, will be men's tennis.

800 FREESTYLE EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA HONORS
The women's 800 freestyle relay earned honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The relay of freshman Sarah Passilla, junior Kristen Young, freshman Emily Benson and junior Christine McCulla placed 8th in the timed finals with a time of 7:38.25 and finished 16th overall to cap an outstanding season.

800 FREE RELAY BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD TO HIGHLIGHT NEWMAC CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
At the NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championship, the women's 800 freestyle relay set the school record and won the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 7:34.41 while Kristen Young earned All-conference honors with a second place finish in the 100 freestyle leading Coast Guard to a fifth place finish.

SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Junior Brooke Harkrader and sophomore Rachel Morello were named to NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Academic All-conference team. Harkrader, a Government major, earned the honor for the second straight season while Morello, an Operations Research and Computer Analysis major was named to the team in her first year of eligibility. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 Fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

Freshman Emily Benson and junior Christina McCulla were all named to the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  

Top L-R: Emily Benson, Brooke Harkrader & Christine McCulla

Bottom L-R: Rachel Morello, Sarah Passilla & Kristen Young

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