OXFORD, Ohio – Three Miami University women’s swimmers and two RedHawk divers have been named to the 30-person 2013 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team.

Miami’s five first-teamers were more than any other MAC institution while its 20 total honorees nearly doubled every other school.

Junior NIKKI CRAFT (Bay Village, 3.58 GPA, majoring in special education), senior MADDIE KETE (Bay Village, 3.66 GPA, majoring in accountancy), senior MAEGAN O’CONNOR (Fishers, IN, 3.63 GPA, majoring in exercise science), junior LEAH THORNTON (Helena, AL, 3.60, zoology) and senior LISA WERWINSKI (Canton, 3.98 GPA, majoring in mathematic education) all were named first-team All-MAC selections. Thornton and Werwinski became first-team honorees for the third consecutive year, while Craft, Kete and O’Connor all are two-time first-team notables.

O’Connor and Thornton both were named to the All-MAC Second Team at the 2013 MAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Winning honorable mention (HM) Academic All-MAC laurels in 2013 were a record 15 other RedHawks, including senior ELLEN BARHORST (West Chester, also HM in 2011 & 2012), sophomore KATIE BOOTSMA (Eden Prairie, MN), sophomore COURTNEY COLLETT (Hilton Head Island, SC), sophomore EMMA CRAIG (Ann Arbor, MI), junior CYNTHIA DONOVAN (Cincinnati, also HM in 2012), junior BRIANNA FUJAN (Byron, MN, also HM in 2012), sophomore CAITLIN FUJAN (Byron, MN), senior MANDI GRANDJEAN (Canton, also HM in 2011 & 2012), senior LAURA KRUEGER (Cincinnati, also HM in 2012), sophomore ANNIE MARQUISS (Solon), sophomore STEPHANIE PEARCE (Cincinnati), sophomore GABBIE PETTINICHI (Cincinnati), junior KAYLA SCOTT (St. Charles, IL, also HM in 2012), senior MOLLY TYLER (Birmingham, also HM in 2011 & 2012), and junior NICOLE WAGNER (Columbus).

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.


2013 Women’s Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team (30 Members)

Catherine Carr, Akron

Carla McNamara, Akron

Mallory Miles, Ball State

Bridgette Ruehl, Ball State

Emily Wisolek, Ball State

Cori Vormohr, Ball State

Stephanie Boyle, Bowling Green

Jennifer Beatty, Bowling Green

Alexa Harris, Bowling Green

Joëlle Scheps, Bowling Green

Brittney Kuras, Buffalo

Mallory Morrell, Buffalo

Wessley Blassneck, Eastern Michigan

Briana Emig, Eastern Michigan

Jaquelyn Schwartz, Eastern Michigan

Danielle Hulvey, Eastern Michigan

Nikki Craft, Miami

Maddie Kete, Miami

Maegan O’Connor, Miami

Leah Thornton, Miami

Lisa Werwinski, Miami

Kristin Capcik, Ohio

Lauren Funk, Ohio

Carley Harter, Toledo

Maria Bagardi, Toledo


2013 Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC

Kelsea Cross, Akron

Leighann Mattson, Ball State

Natalie Grissom, Ball State

Sumaiyah Ahmad, Ball State

Carlena Magley, Ball State

Jackie Iglesias, Ball State

Hayley Richter, Ball State

Emily Bennet, Bowling Green

Allie Reynolds, Bowling Green

Haley Roberts, Bowling Green

Carmen Young, Bowling Green

Karly Moore, Buffalo

Marissa Murphy, Buffalo

Alex Swies, Buffalo

Kelsey Barbour, Buffalo

Ava Giachino, Buffalo

Taylor Lansing, Buffalo

Tessa Merritt, Buffalo

Danielle Adank, Buffalo

Emma Miller, Buffalo

Sara Ghaffari, Eastern Michigan

Karly Taylor, Eastern Michigan

Lauren Dark, Eastern Michigan

Melynee Saya, Eastern Michigan

Vanessa Weidner, Eastern Michigan

Ellen Barhorst, Miami

Katie Bootsma, Miami

Courtney Collett, Miami

Emma Craig, Miami

Cynthia Donovan, Miami

Brianna Fujan, Miami

Caitlin Fujan, Miami

Mandi Grandjean, Miami

Laura Krueger, Miami

Annie Marquiss, Miami

Sephanie Pearce, Miami

Gabbie Pettinichi, Miami

Kayla Scott, Miami

Molly Tyler, Miami

Nicole Wagner, Miami

Alexa Gordish, Ohio

MaryRose Hillstrom, Ohio

Michelle Gasior, Ohio

Morgan Sprosty, Ohio

Morgan Srail, Ohio

Christina Noens, Toledo

Kristen Nunnelly, Toledo

Meredith Gibbon, Toledo

Kirsten Smith, Toledo

Nikki Schropp, Toledo

Anna Weisman, Toledo

LesLee Winfield, Toledo

Rachel Johnson, Toledo