Three Swimmers Nab Mid-Major All-America Honors
DENTON, Texas (6/16/10) - Three Mean Green swimmers have been named to the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America team for the 2009-10 season.
Sophomores Seabre Pope and Rosa Gentile join senior Emily Floyd in receiving All-America honorable mention recognition.
Pope swam a Sun Belt record 22.99 second 50-yard freestyle while Gentile broke a school record in the 100-meter fly and Floyd shattered her own school records in the 500-yard freestyle and the 1650-yard free.
Floyd was also named to the CSCAA Academic All-America team which demands that a swimmer achieve an NCAA B-cut time or higher and post a spring grade point average over 3.5.
Head Coach Joe Dykstra also announced the team individual awards, which were handed out at the annual Swimming and Diving banquet in April.
Gentile and Floyd joined senior Alicia Hale as the most valuable veterans, while Mary Beth Geeze and Catia Weickgenant were named the most valuable rookies.
Delia Covo earned Most Outstanding diver honors on the year. Covo shattered a North Texas record in the 3-meter dive and sits second all-time in the 1-meter.
Most Inspirational Award went to senior Laura Littleton. Littleton's story can be found HERE!
Rosita Bado took home the Most Improved Award while Angie Dworschack and Monica Wolfe were named the hardest workers.
The Ultimate athlete Award, given to the best swimmer or diver in strength and conditioning, went to Madison Fleming and Seabre Pope.