Program Best 15 Student-Athletes from No. 7 Women’s Swimming and Diving Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Accolades

Program Best 15 Student-Athletes from No. 7 Women’s Swimming and Diving Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Accolades

Westwood, Mass. (February 13) – The women's swimming and diving team, ranked No. 7 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, had 15 student-athletes earn New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors when the league announced its selections this morning. Not only was 15 student-athletes a new program record but it led the NEWMAC this season.

The NEWMAC saw 78 women's swimming and diving student-athletes from across the league earn Academic All-Conference accolades this season. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. 

Earning NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors were seniors Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) and Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.) as well as juniors Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.), Kim Feng (Andover, Mass.), Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.), Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.) and Clare Wieland (Lake Forest, Ill.). Additionally, sophomores Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.), Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.), Alexandrine Obrand (Westmout, Quebec), Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), Nanette Wu (Cupertino, Calif.), Priscilla Wu (Cincinnati, Ohio), Emily Zhang (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) were all first time recipients of the award.

The No. 7 Engineers are gearing up for the upcoming NEWMAC Championship which will take place at MIT from February 22 through February 25.

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