Four Women's Swimming & Diving Student-Athletes Honored as Mid-Major All-Americans

SOMERS, Wis. – Seniors Allison Nahin (Hartford, Wis.), Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), junior Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) and freshman Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) were recently named Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention honorees.

New Hampshire was one of just three America East programs honored, as Boston University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County were also represented. The Wildcats had the highest number of recipients of any school in the conference, after finishing the year with an ECAC title and a third-place finish at the America East Championships.

Nahin made her mark at the conference championships, helping the 'Cats break seven records, while claiming first place in three swims and qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut in the 100-yard breaststroke. At the ECAC Championships she registered a pair of first-place finishes and also helped UNH break two records on the weekend. She defended her title as 100 breast champion at the America East Championships for the third straight year, bettering her own conference record with her first NCAA provisional time of one minute and 2.48 seconds. Additionally, she also bettered her 200-yard breaststroke time by three seconds with a mark of 2:18.

Perrault, who earns All-American status for the second consecutive year, contributed to six first-place finishes and helped the 'Cats break five records at the ECAC Championships, earning the Women's Swimmer of the Meet award. She also captured three individual titles, while breaking two records on her own. She wraps up her UNH career earning 17 America East titles, 17 America East records, 14 NCAA provisional time standards, seven ECAC titles and four ECAC records.

Perrault also took home hardware at the America East Championships, earning the Coaches Award, recognizing a senior that gets the most points in their career at the championships. She was especially remarkable during weekend, breaking a combined 11 records, claiming first place in five events and qualifying for NCAA provisional cuts in three swims.

Little also earns All-American status for the second year in a row, collecting first-place finishes at both the ECAC and America East Championships. She notched the top spot in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:23.19 at the ECAC Championships. She was just as successful at the conference championships, earning a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:15.50, while qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut.

As for McCandless, she contributed to three first-place finishes, helping the 'Cats break four records at the America East Championships. She also captured one individual title, while breaking a combined three records on her own, earning the conference's Rookie of the Year award. She was equally productive at the ECAC Championships, notching four first-place finishes, while breaking four records and collecting two individual titles. 
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