Amherst Swimming & Diving
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Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

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Amherst College Swimming and Diving

Kendra Stern '11 Named Division III Female Athlete of the Year
June 15 - The Collegiate Women Sports Awards announced today Kendra Stern ’11 as the recipient of the 2010-11 Honda Award Division III Athlete of the Year, which recognizes the top female student-athlete in the nation. Full Story

Stern Named to Prestigious Academic All-America Team
June 9 - Former Amherst College swimming sensation Kendra Stern '11 was named to the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America Team today, making her the first two-time honoree in school history. Full Story

Stern Once Again Earns Academic All-District Honors
May 20 - Amherst College swimmer Kendra Stern ’11 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women’s At-Large First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced this week. Full Story

Stern Qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials in Three Events
Apr. 14 - Just two weeks after winning three national titles en route to the 2011 NCAA Division III National Swimmer of the Year award, Amherst's Kendra Stern '11 qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in three events. Full Story

Amherst Places 27 on NESCAC All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
Apr. 1 - Twenty-seven members of the Amherst College swimming and diving teams were honored when the NESCAC announced its Winter All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship selections. Full Story

Amherst Jumps to Fifth Place in Directors' Cup Standings
Apr. 1 - With another outstanding winter season in the books, Amherst College has catapulted from 16th to fifth place in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Full Story

Amherst Teams Place Top 10 at Nationals; Stern Grabs Top Honor
Mar. 26 - The NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships came to a close Saturday evening, with the Amherst men placing sixth and the women finishing ninth. Kendra Stern '11 was named National Swimmer of the Year. Full Story

Jeffs Set Three School Records at Day Three of Nationals
Mar. 25 - The Amherst men's and women's swimming & diving teams set three school records on day three of the NCAA Championships to remain in the top 10 of the team standings. Full Story

Stern's Record Leads Amherst on Day Two of Nationals
Mar. 24 - Thanks to more outstanding freestyle performances from Kendra Stern '11 and Alex Fraser '11, the Amherst swimming and diving teams remained in the top 10 after day two of the NCAA Championships. Full Story

Jeffs Claim Two Titles on Day One of NCAA Swim Championships
Mar. 23 - Kendra Stern '11 and Ryan Lichtenfels '12 were crowned champions in the 500-yard freestyle to lead the Amherst swim teams on day one of the NCAA Championships, with Stern's time marking a new national record. Full Story

Kendra Stern '11 Featured in Sports Illustrated
Mar. 10 - Kendra Stern '11 is featured in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, landing a spot in the "Faces in the Crowd" section thanks to her dominant performance at the NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Amherst Men Lead NESCAC with 12 All-Conference Honorees
Mar. 1 - Amherst College led the way with 12 Men's Swimming and Diving All-Conference honorees when the Lord Jeffs combined for 32 All-NESCAC performances at this past weekend's championship meet. Full Story

Amherst Men Place Second at NESCAC Championship
Feb. 27 - Amherst College won three more events on Sunday to wrap up the 2011 Men's Swimming and Diving Championship in second place, as the Lord Jeffs totaled a program-best 1,614.5 points over the weekend. Full Story

Amherst Men Win Four Events to Remain in Second
Feb. 26 - The Amherst men's swimming and diving team won four events on day two of the NESCAC Championship to remain in second place. Alex Fraser '11 won the 200-yard freestyle for the third time in as many years. Full Story

Amherst Wins Two Events to Open NESCAC Championship
Feb. 25 - Alex Fraser '11 was crowned conference champion in the 500-yard freestyle for the third time in as many years, highlighting the Amherst men's swimming and diving team at day one of the NESCAC championships. Full Story

Stern Named National Swimmer of the Week
Feb. 24 - Amherst College senior Kendra Stern (Albuquerque, NM) has been named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the 2011 NESCAC Championships this past weekend. Full Story

Amherst Men in Search of First Conference Crown
Feb. 23 - The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team will be in search of its first conference title this weekend when the Lord Jeffs head to Bowdoin College for the 2011 NESCAC Championship in Brunswick, Maine. Full Story

Amherst Places 13 on All-NESCAC Swimming & Diving Team
Feb. 22 - Thirteen members of the Amherst women's swimming and diving team earned All-NESCAC recognition today, with Kendra Stern '11 and Meggie Meisinger '11 standing out as Swimmer and Diver of the Meet. Full Story

Women's Swimming & Diving Places Second at NESCAC Championship
Feb. 20 - Four members of the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team combined to win eight events during the 2011 NESCAC Championship, leading the Lord Jeffs to a runner-up finish for the sixth time in 10 years. Full Story

Kelley, Stern Pick up Two More Titles for Women's Swim Team
Feb. 19 - Amherst’s Rebecca Kelley ’12 and Kendra Stern ’11 each won a conference title for the second time in as many days, as the Lord Jeffs wrapped up day two of the NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. Full Story

Amherst Women Win Three Titles at Day One of NESCAC Championships
Feb. 18 - The Amherst College women's swimming and diving team won conference titles in the 50-yard breaststroke, 500-yard freestyle and 1-meter dive in day one of the NESCAC Championships. Full Story

NESCAC Women's Swimming Championships to Begin Friday
Feb. 16 - The Amherst women’s swimming and diving team will head to Williams College this weekend to compete in the NESCAC Championships. The Lord Jeffs have placed in the top three each year the championship has been held. Full Story

Kendra Stern '11 to be Featured on NPR's "Only A Game"
Feb. 10 - On Saturday, Feb. 12, Amherst College swimmer Kendra Stern ’11 will be featured on National Public Radio’s “Only A Game,” an award-winning weekly radio show produced by WBUR in Boston. Full Story

Swim Teams Close Dual Meet Season with Wins at Springfield
Feb. 5 - The Amherst College swimming and diving teams closed out their regular seasons with a pair of wins at Springfield College. The Lord Jeff men finish at 8-0, marking the first perfect dual meet season since 2004. Full Story

Lichtenfels Tabbed NESCAC Swimming Performer of the Week
Jan. 31 - Amherst College junior Ryan Lichtenfels has been named NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for winning three individual events during an upset victory against MIT this past Saturday. Full Story

Eight Pool Records Go Down in Swim Teams' Wins Over MIT
Jan. 29 - Despite being the underdogs, the Amherst College men's and women's swimming and diving teams picked up impressive wins over MIT, with eight Pratt Pool records going down during what was an outstanding dual meet. Full Story

Five Reasons to be in Amherst This Weekend
Jan. 27 - If you’re looking for a way to get your sports fix while getting out of the cold this weekend, Amherst College has plenty to offer. From putting undefeated records on the line to honoring seniors competing in their final home contests, here are five good reasons to be on campus this Friday and Saturday. Full Story

Amherst Teams Take 27 of 32 Events in Convincing Wins Over Hamilton
Jan. 22 - The Amherst swimming and diving teams combined to win 27 of 32 events in a dual meet against Hamilton today. The women earned a 215-85 victory, while the men moved to 6-0 with a 220-78 result. Full Story

Kendra Stern '11 Named NESCAC Women's Performer of the Week
Jan. 10 - Kendra Stern ’11 has been named the NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for winning three individual events in dominant fashion during a dual meet against Williams College. Full Story

Amherst Men Pick up Impressive Win at Williams, 132-111
Jan. 8 - The Amherst College men's swimming and diving team won seven of a possible 13 events during a 132-111 win at Williams. Ryan Lichtenfels '12 won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events for the Lord Jeffs. Full Story

Women's Team Suffers First Loss of Season at Williams, 203-97
Jan. 8 - Kendra Stern '11 won three events for the Amherst College women's swimming and diving team Saturday afternoon at Williams College, but it wasn't enough as the Lord Jeffs suffered a 203-97 loss to the Ephs. Full Story

Amherst Ready for First Winter Clash with Williams
Jan. 7 - The Amherst and Williams winter teams will resume their rivalries this weekend when they clash in several highly anticipated contests. Among the weekend’s highlights is a basketball doubleheader that features four nationally-ranked teams who are a combined 48-0 this season. Full Story

Another Pool Record Goes Down as Swim Teams Defeat Union
Jan. 2 - The Amherst College swimming and diving teams set a new Pratt Pool record for the third time in as many home meets, as the Lord Jeffs kicked off the New Year with impressive wins over Union College today. Full Story

Same Old Story, Different Year for Amherst's Winter Teams
Dec. 22 - Amherst’s winter teams have produced a national team champion in three of the past four years, with several student-athletes taking home individual NCAA titles along the way. This March could feature much of the same for the Jeffs, who are cruising along and nationally ranked in several sports. Full Story

Swim Teams Keep Cruising with Wins at Middlebury
Dec. 4 - The Amherst swimming and diving teams each improved to 3-0 on the season with convincing wins at Middlebury. The Lord Jeffs will not return to action until Sunday, Jan. 2, when they host Union College. Full Story

Stern's "A" Cuts Highlight Great Day for Amherst
Nov. 22 - Kendra Stern '11 set a pool record and recorded a pair of NCAA "A" times in her first meet of the season, as the Amherst swimming and diving teams both moved to 2-0 with wins over Wesleyan. Full Story

Swim Teams Top Colby in 2010-11 Season Opener
Nov. 20 - The Amherst men's and women's swimming and diving teams each picked up a season-opening win over Colby this afternoon. The Lord Jeff men won 139-97, while the women won 145-112. Full Story

Kendra Stern '11: Amherst's Greatest Student-Athlete?
Nov. 18 - Winning at Amherst College has become as common for Kendra Stern '11 as it was for Michael Phelps in the 2008 Summer Olympics. She just might be the school's greatest student-athlete of all time. Full Story

Stern, Meisinger Highlight Women's Team in 2010-11
Nov. 15 - With freestyler Kendra Stern '11 prepared to challenge her own national records and Meggie Meisinger '11 ready to break through as one of the NESCAC's top divers, Amherst has enough talent to once again finish among the top three teams at the conference championships and among the top 10 at nationals. Season Preview

Men's Team Returns Top Swimmers from Record-Breaking 2009-10 Season
Nov. 15 - Amherst has a chance to place in the top five at the NCAA Championships for a third consecutive year and should challenge the program record of 217 points at nationals. The Lord Jeffs will also be looking to improve upon their third-place showing at the NESCAC Championships, and should give eight-time defending champion Williams College a legitimate run for its money. Season Preview