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