MIAC swimmers earn 20 All-American honors

MIAC swimmers earn 20 All-American honors

St. Paul, Minn. -- Led by two-time NCAA Champion Nelson Westby of St. Olaf, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) men's and women's swimming & diving student-athletes collected a total of 20 All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving championships.

The Championships were held last week, March 18-21, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center and Macalester College was the event host.

 

Ten different individuals collected 16 All-American honors as well as four relay teams. Top eight finishers in each event earn All-American status.

In the men's team standings, St. Olaf College placed fourth with a total of 252 points. Gustavus Adolphus College was 15th with 71 points and Carleton College finished 25th with 34 points. In the women's standings, Carleton College was the highest ranked MIAC team placing 17th with a total of 49 points.

St. Olaf men's swimming coaches Dave and Bob Hauck were named NCAA Men's Co-Coaches of the Year.

Below are the 2009 MIAC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving All-Americans.

MIAC Men's Individual All-Americans

Name School Year Event Time Place
Matt Stewart Gustavus Sr. 500 Freestyle 4:27.85 7th
Nelson Westby St. Olaf Sr. 200 IM 1:48.82 1st
Jacob Koch St. Olaf Sr. 200 IM 1:49.21 2nd
Ted Marschall Carleton Sr. 200 IM 1:50.49 5th
Chris Bateman St. Olaf So. 400 IM 3:55.62 4th
Matt Stewart Gustavus Sr. 200 Freestyle 1:38.49 6th
Adam Meyer St. Olaf Sr. 100 Backstroke 50.26 5th
Nelson Westby St. Olaf Sr. 100 Breaststroke 54.48 2nd
Chris Bateman St. Olaf So. 1650 Freestyle 15:39.72 7th
Skylar Davis Gustavus Jr. 1650 Freestyle 15:41.38 8th
Jacob Koch St. Olaf Sr. 100 Freestyle 44.61 7th
Peter Mullee St. Thomas Jr. 200 backstroke 1:46.85 2nd
Nelson Westby St. Olaf Sr. 200 Breaststroke 1:59.26 1st
Ted Marschall Carleton Sr. 200 Breaststroke 2:02.55 8th

 

MIAC Women's Individual All-Americans

Name School Year Event Time Place
Jena Root St. Thomas Jr. 100 Backstroke 57.01 7th
Kale Zicafoose Carleton So. 200 Backstroke 2:02.21 7th

MIAC Men's All-American Relays

School Swimmers Event Time Place
St. Olaf Adam Meyer (Sr.)
Nelson Westby (Sr.)
Luke Money (So.)
Jacob Koch (Sr.)
200 Medley Relay 1:29.82 2nd
St. Olaf Adam Meyer (Sr.)
Nelson Westby (Sr.)
Eric Witzel (Sr.)
Jacob Koch (Sr.)
400 Medley Relay 3:17.71 2nd
St. Olaf Jacob Koch (Sr.)
Nate Bentley (Jr.)
Chris Bateman (So.)
Nelson Westby (Sr.)
800 Freestyle Relay 6:44.80 7th
Gustavus Matt Stewart (Sr.)
Skylar Davis (Jr.)
Whitaker Davis (So.)
Dave Pearson (Sr.)
800 Freestyle Relay 6:44.90 8th
 

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