April 4, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University swimmers Michael Cavanaugh (Bowling Green) and Alex Reinhardt (Littleton, CO) are among 18 Mid-American Conference men's swimmers and divers named to the 2012 Academic All-MAC Team.
Cavanaugh, a sophomore, carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.73 in public administration and diplomacy. Reinhardt, a junior, has a 3.37 GPA and majors in business. He was named to the All-MAC second team at the 2012 MAC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Winning honorable mention Academic All-MAC kudos were sophomore Will Olson (Hopkinton, MA), junior Sam Childs (Palatine, IL), senior Kegan Rogers (Libertyville, IL) and sophomore Sam Flessner (Springfield, IL).
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.
2012 Men's Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team (18 Members)
Andrew Tharp, Ball State
Chris Berloth, Buffalo
Kevin Douglas, Eastern Michigan
Troy Esentan, Eastern Michigan
Gus Everson, Eastern Michigan
Michael Kinross, Eastern Michigan
Ricky Linder, Eastern Michigan
Gilles Renard, Eastern Michigan
Andrew Saunders, Eastern Michigan
Colin Gray, Evansville
Michael Cavanaugh, Miami
Alex Reinhardt, Miami
Dan Jansen, Missouri State
Jared Roberts, Missouri State
Jared Bradd, Southern Illinois
Matt Kruse, Southern Illinois
Matt Parsons, Southern Illinois
Justin Wolfe, Southern Illinois
2012 Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC
Anthony DeBrota, Ball State ... Andrew Hostetler, Ball State ... Mark Nau, Ball State ... Michael Weber, Ball State ... Paul Garman, Buffalo ... Chris Iafrati, Buffalo ... Colin Patrican, Buffalo ... Tyler Capen, Eastern Michigan ... Jake Heyblom, Eastern Michigan ... Aaron Lawson, Eastern Michigan ... Matt Zavislak, Eastern Michigan ... Jake Harrington, Evansville ... Mallet Reid, Evansville ... Kyle Tiemann, Evansville ... Sam Childs, Miami ... Sam Flessner, Miami ... Will Olson, Miami ... Kegan Rogers, Miami ... Jake Coleman, Missouri State ... Tyler Saltzberry, Missouri State ... Jeff Chen, Southern Illinois ... Jake Lucheon, Southern Illinois ... Nathan Day, Southern Illinois