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Women's Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team Announced

AMHERST, MA – Twelve Amherst College student-athletes combined for 33 All-NESCAC honors when the 2009-10 Women’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team was announced today. The top three finishers in each event at the 2010 NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship received All-Conference recognition.

Amherst junior Kendra Stern (Albuquerque, NM) earned Swimmer of the Meet honors for the second time in three years after rewriting her own championship records with victories in the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. Stern was also part of the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays that placed second, as well as the 800 freestyle relay that finished third.

NESCAC Women

Combining for five All-Conference honors were seniors Ellen Fitzgerald (Indianapolis, IN), Anna Haring (Santa Barbara, CA) and Kendall Dacey (West Roxbury, MA). Joining Stern in the junior class is Meggie Meisinger (St. Louis, MO), who placed second in the 3-meter dive and third in the 1-meter event.

Sophomores Rebecca Kelley (Richmond, VA) and Becca Thompson (Evanston, IL) combined for six All-Conference performances, highlighted by Kelley winning the 50-yard breaststroke on day one of the competition. A promising group of five Amherst first-years combined for three NESCAC titles and 13 All-Conference honors. Notably, Emily Swett (Rochester, NY) and Maddy Sprung-Keyser (Los Angeles, CA) helped the Lord Jeffs sweep the backstroke races, with Swett winning the 100 and 200 after Sprung-Keyser came out on top in the 50.

Bates senior Katelyn Drake came away with Four-Year High Point Swimmer, as she placed second in the 50-yard Backstroke and was fourth in the 100 and 200-yard Backstroke races at this year’s NESCAC Meet. Sophomore Meagan Collins of Middlebury garnered Diver of the Meet with a win in the 3-meter Diving competition and a second place showing in the 1-meter. Tufts senior Lindsay Gardel earned Four Year High-Point Diving honors, winning the 1-meter Diving event.

NESCAC Swimming Coach of the Year honors went to Steven Kuster of Williams for the sixth time, as he guided the Ephs to their 10th consecutive conference crown by the largest margin of victory in meet history (578). Kuster most recently won the award in 2008. Diving Coach of the Year was bestowed upon Middlebury’s Lisa Gibbs, who last earned the honor in 2005.

A complete list of Amherst's All-Conference recipients can be found below. A recap of the 2010 NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship can be found here.

Ellen Fitzgerald ’10
200-yard breaststroke (3rd)

Anna Haring ’10
400-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
800-yard freestyle relay (3rd)

Kendall Dacey ’10
200-yard medley relay (2nd)
400-yard medley relay (2nd)

Kendra Stern ’11
100-yard freestyle (1st)
200-yard freestyle (1st)
500-yard freestyle (1st)
200-yard medley relay (2nd)
200-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
400-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
800-yard freestyle relay (3rd)

Rebecca Kelley ’12
50-yard breaststroke (1st)
100-yard breaststroke (3rd)
200-yard medley relay (2nd)
400-yard medley relay (2nd)

Becca Thompson ’12
200-yard backstroke (3rd)
800-yard freestyle relay (3rd)

Nicole Heise ’13
100-yard backstroke (3rd)
200-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
400-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
800-yard freestyle relay (3rd)

Emily Swett ’13
100-yard backstroke (1st)
200-yard backstroke (1st)
400-yard medley relay (2nd)

Maddy Sprung-Keyser ’13
50-yard backstroke (1st)
200-yard medley relay (2nd)

Katie Vincett ’13
200-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
400-yard freestyle relay (2nd)
400-yard medley relay (2nd)

Bobbi Mason ’13
200-yard freestyle relay (2nd)

Meggie Meisinger ’11
1-meter diving (3rd)
3-meter diving (2nd)

NESCAC Swimmer
of the Meet:
Kendra Stern '11

Amherst Team Finish: 2nd