Danner, Christensen Lead Mid-Major All-Americans



Danner, Christensen Lead Mid-Major All-Americans ASHLEY Danner of George Mason University and Jon Christensen of Princeton University were named CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Swimmers-of-the-Year.- The pair, along with eight additional men and twenty-three women, was also named to the Mid-Major All-American team.

The group earned the honor based on their qualification for the 2012 NCAA Division I Swimming Championships. 

Danner earned the top honors by finishing second in the 100-yard-breaststroke and fifth in the 200-yard-breaststroke at the NCAA Championships held in Auburn.  It equaled Western Kentcuky's Claire Donahue for the highest individual finish by a Mid-Major All American.  Twenty schools placed swimmers on the first team with only Toledo, Harvard and UC-Santa Barbara placing more than one individual.  .

On the men’s side, seven schools placed swimmers on the All-American team, led by Harvard and Princeton with one each.  Christensen was a member of the Mid-Major Champion Princeton Tigers and edged out Eastern Michigan's Jacob Hanson for Swimmer-of-the-Year honors.    Christensen finished among the top ten in both the 100 and 200-yard-breaststroke events. 

An additional 130 male and 121 female swimmers were awarded Honorable Mention status.- Honorable mention selections are swimmers who were entered with NCAA ‘B’ standards, but not selected for the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Those 251 swimmers represented eighty teams at fifty-nine sixty-two schools.  Harvard and Western Kentucky each had eight women's Honorable Mention selections while the Naval Academy led the way with twelve Honorable Mention selections.

The following conferences have been designated as Mid-Majors: America East, Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association, Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mountain Pacific, Missouri Valley, Patriot, Sun Belt, Summit, and Western Athletic.- Institutions are also eligible by awarding fewer than half of the maximum-allowable scholarships (seven for women, five for men).

Women's Mid-Major All-America
Men's Mid-Major All-America
Alvarez, Liliana UC Davis
Arnason, Arni Old Dominion
Boyce, Lisa Princeton
Christensen, Jon Princeton
Campbell, Hailey Brigham Young
Glenn, Thomas Brown
Czarnecki, Cari Towson
Hanson, Jacob Eastern Mich
Danner, Ashley George Mason
Katis, Chuck Harvard
Dewames, Marisa San Jose St
McHugh, Brendan Penn
Emig, Briana Eastern Mich
Nolle, Paul Princeton
Forrester, Alex Yale
Onken, Drew Davidson
Gorinski, Laura U.S. Navy
Satterthwaite, Chris Harvard
Gustafsdottir, Johanna Florida Int'l


Hines, Lauren Richmond


Kuras, Brittney Buffalo


Leddy, Meghan Harvard


Leichty, Claire Toledo


Lindsay, Laura Toledo


McClellan, Emily UW-Milwaukee


Meili, Katie Columbia


Otto, Courtney Harvard


Svensson, Emma   
Florida Gulf Coast



Ravettine, Bryeanna Liberty


Ryan, Brienne Fordham


Ward, Andrea UCSB


Williams, Laurin OU


Yamauchi, Sophia UCSB



Past Mid-Major Swimmers of the Year
2011 - Meredith Budner (Towson) and Peter Kline (Cal Poly)
2010 - Alicia Aemisegger (Princeton) and Adam Meyer (Navy)
2009 - Alicia Aemisegger (Princeton) and Adam Meyer (Navy)
2008 - Alicia Aemisegger (Princeton) and Alex Righi (Yale)
2007 - Alicia Aemisegger (Princeton) and Pat Cary (UC-Santa Barbara)

Women's Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-America
Men's Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-America
Ahlin, Anna Missouri St
Aakhus, Randy UCSB
Alkhaldi, Jasmine Hawaii
Aceino, Alex Oakland
Anaya, Ana Harvard
Alfaro, Rafa Brigham Young
Anderson, Darcie San Jose St
Allen, Wade UCSB
Bagan, Mckenzie Toledo
Anthony, Mac U.S. Navy
Bagan, Tori OU
Arafa, Omar Columbia
Balogh, Vanessza Oakland
Armstrong, David Brigham Young
Bartholomew, Amber Wis.- Green Bay
Barmann, Andrew UCSB
Bates, Kristen Georgia Southern Barrett, Robert Denver
Bispo, Kassy Brigham Young
Baryshok, Vitalii Missouri St.
Bucz, Eszter Fla. Atlantic
Beaman, Garret Brigham Young
Burke, Kaitlin Towson
Bennett, Oliver Princeton
Burnes, Jordan Northern Ariz
Bicer, Goksu Yale
Busch, Alyssa Oakland
Bondurant, Ben U.S. Navy
Carr, Catherine Akron
Carroll, Stephen Penn
Chaney, Laurel Western KY
Chandler, Brandon Pacific
Clute, Deirdre Harvard
Chaney, Curtis Davidson
Collyer, Courtney Fordham
Charles-Funk, Johnny Rider
Conlon, Claire Western KY
Cordes, Colin Princeton
Connell, Fi Northern Ariz
Corley, Daniel Illinois-Chicago
Corcoran, Abby OU
Czarnecki, Mikolaj Fla. Atlantic
Cote, Rachel Hawaii
Dajka, Adam Western KY
Craddock, Julia San Jose St
Davison, Hugh U.S. Navy
Criscuolo, Andrea James Madison
De Waal, Pierre UMBC
Czerska, Sandra Oakland
Derdeyn, Will Dartmouth
Darmody, Kellie U.S. Navy
Dezwirek, Jeremie Columbia
Denman, Heather San Jose St
Dominski, Mike Yale
Djelic, Sofija Hawaii
Dugan, Mike Buffalo
Dockendorf, Michelle Fresno State
Dukleth, Steve U.S. Navy
Dodds, Allie Brigham Young
El Sayed, Amr Oakland
Dow, Ashley Youngstown St
Esentan, Troy Eastern Mich
Dubay, Shannon James Madison
Evans, Nicholas Oakland
Duff, Allie Western KY
Eyckmans, Robert Columbia
Edwards, Katie UC Davis
Ferguson, Kevin UCSB
Feeser, Kristiana Western KY
Firmansyah, Alwin Yale
Ferrell, Stephanie Harvard
Fisher, Mike Eastern Mich
Foley, Kayleigh UC Davis
Francis, Ian Denver
Fortin, Shelby Penn
Gaudiani, Mike Harvard
Foster, Kiley San Jose St
Goodman, Spenser Harvard
Funk, Lauren OU
Gosek, Daniel Columbia
Furgatch, Sarah Princeton
Graeter, Phillip GW
Gary, Cori Liberty
Hansen, Tobias Oakland
Gentile, Rosa North Texas
Harder, Rob Yale
Glenn, Elizabeth William & Mary
Harding, Grant Oakland
Godlewski, Jessie Eastern Mich
Hasler, Daniel Princeton
Groteguth, Mona North Texas
Hauss, Michael Princeton
Gustafsson, Johanna Oakland
Heine, Jared Buffalo
Hannesdottir, Eva James Madison
Heymann, Andrew Yale
Haraldsdottir, Erla Old Dominion
Hill, Justin Cleveland State
Harris, Alexa Bowling Green
Hoffer, Luke U.S. Navy
Harter, Carly Toledo
Hogan, Matt Buffalo
Hewitt, Hailey William & Mary
Hoxha, Sidni Old Dominion
Hojan Clark, Kelsey Harvard
Hussein, Mohamed UMBC
Holmgaard, Kelsey James Madison
Huxhold, Mitchell Cal Bakersfield
Hunt, Emma UCSB
Inglis, Chris Massachusetts
Hyde, Hayes Yale
Ingold, Zach U.S. Navy
Johnson, Rachel Toledo
Jakl, David Columbia
Kain, Alexis Bowling Green
Janney, Niall Harvard
Kiss, Tricia New Mexico St
Jensen, Anders Oakland
Kluge, Laney Columbia
Kempf, Daniel Boston U
Knight, Allison UCSB
Kermack, Justin Cleveland State
Kobelja, Mali Richmond
Kiss, David George Mason
Kotonias, Jennifer UMBC
Knezevich, Kevin Western KY
Kovacs, Anett Fla. Atlantic
Koll, Dominik Columbia
Lamb, Brodde William & Mary
Krall, Tanner Denver
Legge, Jessica New Mexico St
Kunkel, Billy Western KY
Liao, Athena Yale
Lamonaca, Matt Princeton
Lowther, Emma Northern Ariz
Lauri, Travis George Mason
Luick, Mackenzie Harvard
Lawley, Will Princeton
Mann, Katie New Hampshire
Lazris, Mike Yale
Manser, Jamie Iona Coll
Le, Paul Missouri St.
Marecki, Brynn Buffalo
Lee, Oliver Harvard
Martin, Faith Harvard
Lewis, Alex Cleveland State
Martin, Stephanie Western KY
Mackenzie, Douglas Denver
Mendieta, Catalina James Madison
McIntee, Kyle Harvard
Mi, Jiaojiao Nevada
Meints, Joshua Buffalo
Michaels, Emma OU
Meyer, Mark U.S. Navy
Miles, Mallory Ball State
Milberg, Kyle Denver
Mishler, Hilary Western KY
Mita, Riley U.S. Navy
Monroe, Meredith Princeton
Moore, Brian Eastern Mich
Morrell, Mallory Buffalo
Morris, Brennan Loyola (MD)
O'Connor, Maegan Miami (Ohio)
Morris, Devon Fordham
Olsson, Joanna Cleveland State
Murphy, Sean U.S. Navy
Owen, Sarah OU
Musser, Luke Western KY
Palmer, Rachel Northern Ariz
Musser, Seth Western KY
Paruso, Toni U.S. Navy
Myers, Clayton Denver
Perez Arau, Sonia Florida Int'l
Nicholson, Mike Bucknell
Pinkus, Monica Illinois-Chicago
Parker, Robbie U.S. Navy
Prior, Christa Hawaii
Paulk, David Princeton
Rashleigh, Kimberly Old Dominion
Peitz, Geoff Davidson
Records, Katie UCSB
Pek, Csaba Fla. Atlantic
Ritenberg, Taylor Hawaii
Pennington, Tyler Denver
Roberts, Hilary Harvard
Peterson, Christopher UCSB
Rogers, Beth Toledo
Peterson, Drew Rider
Rossum, Krista North Texas
Petrone, Franco Eastern Mich
Ruehl, Bridgette Ball State
Pettyjohn, Kemp William & Mary
Runyon-Hass, Hannah Western KY
Raigla, Kaspar Princeton
Sander, Renata Missouri St
Roberts, Jared Missouri St.
Sawick, Ange U.S. Navy
Rodgers, Joe Oakland
Schmidtke, Aliena New Mexico St
Rodrigues, Heitor Western KY
Schmitz, Amanda Boston U
Rubio, Fernando George Mason
Schulkin, Danielle Harvard
Sbordon, Joey Massachusetts
Smith, Candice Brigham Young
Schuermann, Caleb Missouri St.
Sommerville, Alice Cleveland State
Schumacher, Griffin Harvard
Spies, Maria New Mexico St
Schwippert, Matthew Buffalo
Stearns, Rachel OU
Shaw, K.J. William & Mary
Steffl, Taylor Buffalo
Simkovic, Oliver Pacific
Stephens, Carter Princeton
Simoni, Evan UCSB
Swartz, Jackie Eastern Mich
Snyder, Reed Harvard
Sweeney, Meredith Dartmouth
Strait, Andrew William & Mary
Thornton, Leah Miami (Ohio)
Strand, Michael Princeton
Trammell, Kirsten San Jose St
Swain, Mike Eastern Mich
Tsay, Cynthia Yale
Thompson, Berry Cleveland State
Van Oost, Alex Western KY
Thompson, Garrett UCSB
Vaughn, Rheanna U.S. Navy
Traub, Eric Columbia
Weaver, Joan Yale
Trotter, Gage U.S. Navy
Weickgenant, Catia North Texas
Tuten, Caleb Princeton
Westrick, Bekka Miami (Ohio)
Vagts, Justin U.S. Navy
Won, Sin Hye James Madison
Van Dehy, William Denver
Yoho, Danielle Fresno State
Wagner, Harrison Princeton
Yokosh, Becky Wis.- Milwaukee
Walters, Zach Harvard



Williams, Eric Fla. Atlantic



Wolter, Preston George Mason



Worster, Rhoads Penn



Wright, John Columbia



Yarbrough, Scott Oakland



Zennedjian, Mike Xavier



Zgliczynski, Jeremiah Denver



Zorsch, Cory Buffalo



Zupan, Nejc Dartmouth

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