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9 Herons named UNYSCSA All-Academic

Nine members of the William Smith College swimming and diving team were recently honored with a place on the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association All-Academic Team.

To earn a spot on the UNYSCSA All-Academic Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, have an average GPA of 3.3 over the last two semesters, and be a participant in the UNYSCSA Championship meet.

The following William Smith student-athletes earned a spot on this year’s all-academic team:

Junior Brooke Adams, geoscience major

Senior Danielle Bagwin, architectural studies major

Sophomore Kelsey Bohl, media and society

Sophomore Samantha Bowers, psychology and music major

Junior Cece Carsky-Bush, Asian Languages and Cultures and economics major

Sophomore Caroline Conboy, psychology major

Junior Emily Linde, psychology & Russian Languages and Cultures major

Junior Kate Mendez, biology and environmental studies major

Senior Christine Rhoads, psychology major

The Herons finished ninth out of 17 teams at the 2015 UNYSCSA Championships. William Smith produced six school record-breaking performances during the four-day meet. Conboy had a hand in five of the six and notched an NCAA “B” cut time in the 200-yard breaststroke. The cut time was Conboy’s second NCAA standard this season. Rhoads, Conboy and Bohl teamed up with first-year Katie Storch to break a 29-year old meet record in the 400 freestyle relay.

William Smith posted a 10-2 record in dual meets this season. It was the Herons’ ninth consecutive winning season and most wins since posting an 11-2 mark in 1994-95.