CLEVELAND, Ohio—Four Miami University men’s swimmers earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors as voted upon by the league’s faculty athletic representatives, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon (April 30).

Sophomore Evan Bader, senior Michael Cavanaugh, senior Sam Flessner and sophomore Jacob Prodoehl were among 23 MAC men’s swimmers and divers to earn Academic All-MAC accolades.

Bader has a 3.99 GPA and majors in chemical engineering. Bader was a two-time MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week and one-time MAC Swimmer of the Week this season. He also earned All-MAC Second Team honors. Bader excelled in the breaststroke, earning first-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke against Xavier, Cleveland State and Purdue. He also took first in the 100 breaststroke against Cleveland State and Purdue in addition to contributing to wins in the 200 medley relay against Cleveland State, Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan. He finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the MAC Championships and fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

Cavanaugh has a 3.78 GPA and majors in philosophy and sustainability. His season was highlighted by wins in the 200 IM against Cleveland State and Buffalo and wins in the 200 butterfly against Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan. He also earned first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle relay against Purdue and the 200 freestyle against Ball State.

Flessner has a 3.71 GPA and majors in finance and mechanical engineering. Flessner earned first-place finishes in the 400 medley relay and 100 backstroke against Ball State and Cincinnati, respectively. He finished second in the 200 backstroke against Purdue and second in the 100 butterfly against Cincinnati this season.

Prodoehl has a 4.00 GPA, among the highest of all Academic All-MAC honorees, and majors in biology and premedical studies. He was a MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week and MAC Swimmer of the Week this season. He also earned All-MAC Second Team honors. He took first in the 200 freestyle relay against Purdue and Ball State during the regular season. He also had first-place finishes in the 200 backstroke against Evansville, in the 400 medley relay and 100 freestyle against Ball State. He contributed to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay at the MAC Championships.

Sophomores Christopher Dieter, Cole Fryman, Michael Nash, Davis Staley and Heshan Unamboowe were recognized as Academic All-MAC Honorable Mentions.