March 14, 2013

Women's Swimming & Diving Places Three on America East All-Academic Team

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team had three of its student-athletes named to the 2012-13 America East Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference.

Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) led the way after posting a 3.63 grade point average in her major of English. The sophomore will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., as she will compete in the NCAA Championships. She will be swimming in the 200 and 400 IM as well as the 200 breaststroke.

Nicole Anderson (Dover, N.H.) earned the selection after posting a 3.63 GPA as an English major. The sophomore posted nine top-five finishes throughout the season, including three in the home meet against Rhode Island (Nov. 10).

Last year's reigning America East Scholar Athlete of the Year for women's swimming and diving, Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) was the third Wildcat to earn the distinction. McCandless posted a GPA of 3.60 in her field of cellular/molecular biology. The junior swam to 12 first-place finishes over the course of the season, including a pool record-setting gold finish in the grueling 1650 free at the America East Championships (16:48.10). 

For more information on the women's swimming and diving program, visit www.UNHWildcats.com.

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