April 4, 2012


OXFORD, Ohio - Five Miami University women's swimmers and two RedHawk divers have been named to the 30-person 2012 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team. Miami's seven first-teamers were more than any other MAC institution.

Sophomore Maegan O'Connor (Fishers, IN, 3.54 GPA, majoring in exercise science), junior Leah Thornton (Helena, AL, 3.67, undecided), junior Jenny Warmolts (Upper Arlington, 3.81, majoring in zoology), junior Lisa Werwinski (Canton, 3.98, majoring in mathematics education) and junior Bekka Westrick (Fairfield, 3.24 GPA, majoring in kinesiology) all were named first-team selections.

Craft, O'Connor, Thornton and Westrick also were named to the All-MAC First Team at the 2012 MAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Kete earned second team honors.

Winning honorable mention Academic All-MAC laurels were eight others, including senior Lauren Wallace (Columbus), junior Ellen Barhorst (West Chester), junior Mandi Grandjean (Canton), junior Laura Krueger (Cincinnati), junior Molly Tyler (Birmingham), sophomore Cynthia Donovan (Cincinnati), sophomore Brianna Fujan (Byron, MN) and sophomore KAYLA SCOTT (St. Charles, 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 Women's Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team (30 Members)

Meghan Bowling, Akron

Kelsea Cross, Akron

Meg Finnerty, Akron

Leeanna Hoover, Akron

Jackie Iglesias, Ball State

Mallory Miles, Ball State

Emily Wisolek, Ball State

Jennifer Beatty, Bowling Green

Alie Schirmers, Buffalo

Wesley Blassneck, Eastern Michigan

Briana Emig, Eastern Michigan

Danielle Hulvey, Eastern Michigan

Nikki Craft, Miami

Maddie Kete, Miami

Kelsey Mallon, Miami

Maegan O'Connor, Miami

Leah Thornton, Miami

Jenny Warmolts, Miami

Lisa Werwinski, Miami

Bekka Westrick, Miami

Kristin Capcik, Ohio

Amanda Cecere, Ohio

Abby Corcoran, Ohio

MaryRose Hillstrom, Ohio

Rachel Johnson, Toledo

Claire Leichty, Toledo

Carly Harter, Toledo

Christina Noens, Toledo

Louise Smyth, Toledo

LesLee Winfield, Toledo


2012 Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC

Jessica Breymier, Akron ... Becca Emerich, Akron ... Jessica Ickes, Akron ... Carla McNamara, Akron ... Molly Raspopovich, Akron ... Rachel Szymkowiak, Akron ... Whitney Adams, Ball State ... Sara Hostetler, Ball State ... Mia Miller, Ball State ... Mallory Przybylinski, Ball State ... Nicole Saulters, Ball State ... Haley Richter, Ball State ... Christina Riordan, Ball State ... Cori Vormohr, Ball State ... Megan Bomicino, Bowling Green ... Andrea Brown, Bowling Green ... Alexa Harris, Bowling Green ... Sarah Reinink, Bowling Green ... Amanda Rom, Bowling Green ... Katie Womack, Bowling Green ... Danielle Adank, Buffalo ... Kelsey Barbour, Buffalo ... Ava Giachino, Buffalo ... Taylor Lansing, Buffalo ... Emma Miller, Buffalo ... Karly Moore, Buffalo ... Amanda Reall, Buffalo ... Alex Swies, Buffalo ... Michele Gingher, Eastern Michigan ... Lily Glaeser, Eastern Michigan ... Samantha Nameth, Eastern Michigan ... Christina Nunez-Wood, Eastern Michigan ... Samantha Partridge, Eastern Michigan ... Jackie Swartz, Eastern Michigan ... Vanessa Weidner, Eastern Michigan ... Ellen Barhorst, Miami ... Cynthia Donovan, Miami ... Brianna Fujan, Miami ... Mandi Grandjean, Miami ... Laura Krueger, Miami ... Kayla Scott, Miami ... Molly Tyler, Miami ... Lauren Wallace, Miami ... Petra Chomicz, Ohio ... Alexa Gordish, Ohio ... Kristyn Repke, Ohio ... Morgan Sprosty, Ohio ... Kristen Witham, Ohio ... Kristen Clemmons, Toledo ... Ellen Dzierzak, Toledo ... Meredith Gibbon, Toledo ... Nicole Schropp, Toledo ... Kristen Smith, Toledo ... Gillian Staudt, Toledo ... Kayla Wiemers, Toledo