CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference announced its 2010-11 Women's Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC team Tuesday (April 12), as voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions, and Miami University had a league-high 18 selections, including seven first-team honorees.

The women's Academic All-MAC squad included eight student-athletes who earned First Team All-MAC honors during the 2011 MAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships as well as another three who were on the Second Team. MAC Swimmer of the Year Kelsey Vehr (Cincinnati, 3.24, Art) of Miami won titles in the 400 IM and the 100 and 200 Breaststroke while Ohio's Rachel Heim set new MAC records in the 100 and 200 Butterfly. Other MAC Champions to be named to the Academic All-MAC team include Carly Harter of Toledo (200 IM), Leah Thornton (Helena, AL, 3.89 GPA, Zoology) of Miami (100 Backstroke) and Claire Leichty of Toledo (1650 Freestyle).

Besides Vehr and Thornton, other first-team selections from Miami include Megan Brunn (Mansfield, 3.69 GPA, Marketing), Miranda Kaltenborn (Memphis, TN, 3.57 GPA, Psychology), Kelsey Mallon (Wheaton, IL, 3.80 GPA, Speech Pathology and Audiology), Lisa Werwinski (Canton, 3.98 GPA, Mathematics and Statistics) and Bekka Westrick (Fairfield, 3.20 Exercise Science).

Chosen as honorable mention picks were seven other RedHawk swimmers, including Katie Arlinghaus (Oxford, 3.68 GPA, Latin American Studies and Business), Ellen Barhorst (West Chester, 3.88 GPA, Middle Childhood Education), Margaret Eppright (Shaker Heights, 3.25 GPA, Early Childhood Education), Mandi Grandjean (Canton, 3.80 GPA, Political Science and Pre-Journalism), Jessica Hesse (Bedminster, NJ, 3.44 GPA, Exercise Science), Maddie Kete (Bay Village, 3.73 GPA, Accountancy), Maegan O'Connor (Fishers, IN, 3.29 GPA, Exercise Science), Nicole Roddenbery (Peachtree, GA, 3.34 GPA, Interdisciplinary Business Management), Molly Tyler (Birmingham, MI, 3.23 GPA, Early Childhood Education) and Jenny Warmolts (Upper Arlington, 3.84 GPA, Environmental Science and Political Science).

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% 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.


2010-11 Women's Academic All-MAC Swimming and Diving Team

Megan Brunn, Miami

Miranda Kaltenborn, Miami

Kelsey Mallon, Miami

Leah Thornton, Miami

Kelsey Vehr, Miami

Lisa Werwinski, Miami

Bekka Westrick, Miami

Meghan Bowling, Akron

Courtney Fischbach, Akron

Leeanna Hoover, Akron

Jayne Malloy, Akron

Maria Gramelspacher, Ball State

Christina Riordan, Ball State

Jennifer Beatty, Bowling Green

Sarah Reinink, Bowling Green

Briana Emig, Eastern Michigan

Elisa Torres, Eastern Michigan

Anastasia Bocharnikova, Ohio

Rachel Heim, Ohio

Stacy Huber, Ohio

Stella Johnson, Ohio

Amanda Traylor, Ohio

Megan Friedli, Toledo

Carly Harter, Toledo

Laura Heckroth, Toledo

Claire Leichty, Toledo

Amanda Thompson, Toledo


2010-11 Women's Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention

Katie Arlinghaus, Miami

Ellen Barhorst, Miami

Margaret Eppright, Miami

Amanda Grandjean, Miami

Jessica Hesse, Miami

Maddie Kete, Miami

Laura Krueger, Miami

Maegan O'Connor, Miami

Nicole Roddenbery, Miami

Molly Tyler, Miami

Jennifer Warmolts, Miami

Brittany Bankovich, Akron

Jessica Breymier, Akron

Kelsea Cross, Akron

Becca Emerich, Akron

Rachel Hunsinger, Akron

Katie Miles, Akron

Molly Raspopovich, Akron

Rachel Szymkowiak, Akron

Brigid Wolf, Akron

Whitney Adams, Ball State

Alanna Bader, Ball State

Jessica Elzinga, Ball State

Natalie Grissom, Ball State

Mallory Przybylinski, Ball State

Nicole Saulters, Ball State

Cori Vormohr, Ball State

Megan Bomicino, Bowling Green

Andrea Brown, Bowling Green

Sarah Burston, Bowling Green

Katherine Womack, Bowling Green

Danielle Adank, Buffalo

Jordan Deren, Buffalo

Alisa Koopman, Buffalo

Karly Moore, Buffalo

Amanda Reall, Buffalo

Alie Schirmers, Buffalo

Alex Swies, Buffalo

Chelsea Allard, Eastern Michigan

Kelly Hendricks, Eastern Michigan

Amanda Cecere, Ohio

Petra Chomicz, Ohio

Alexa Gordish, Ohio

Kristyn Repke, Ohio

Kasey Tolbert, Ohio

Kristen Witham, Ohio

Katie Jackson, Toledo

Nikki Schropp, Toledo

Kirsten Smith, Toledo

Louise Smyth, Toledo

Gillian Staudt, Toledo

LesLee Winfield, Toledo