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Thirteen Jeffs Earn All-NESCAC Recognition


Kendra Stern '11 and Meggie Meisinger '11 were named Swimmer and Diver of the Meet at the NESCAC Championships.

AMHERST, MA – Thirteen Amherst College student-athletes combined for 28 All-NESCAC honors when the 2010-11 Women’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team was announced today. The top three finishers in each event at the 2011 NESCAC Championship received All-Conference recognition.

Kendra Stern ’11 (Albuquerque, NM) was once again chosen as the Swimmer of the Meet, as she joins Williams College’s Lindsay Payne as the only individuals in meet history to earn the honor three times. Stern won the 100-, 200-, and 500-yard freestyle events for the fourth year in a row, setting a new meet standard in both the 200 and 500. She also participated on four Jeff relay squads that placed among the top three teams, marking the fourth consecutive year she has earned seven All-NESCAC honors. Stern’s 28 All-Conference performances made her the clear winner of the Four-Year High Point Swimmer award.

Equally impressive on the boards was Meggie Meisinger ’11 (St. Louis, MO), who was named Diver of the Meet and Four-Year High Point Diver. Meisinger placed seventh in the 1-meter dive and sixth in the 3-meter as a first-year, and as a junior she earned a pair of All-NESCAC honors by finishing third on the 1-meter board and second on the 3-meter. She saved her best for last, taking the title on both boards this past weekend to secure another pair of All-Conference nods.

Joining Stern and Meisinger on the All-Conference list is fellow senior and team captain Brooke Bennett ’11 (Arcadia, CA), who helped the Lord Jeffs place among the top three in the 200-, 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays. Representing the junior class are Rebecca Kelley ’12 (Richmond, VA) and Becca Thompson ’12 (Evanston, IL), with Kelley winning conference titles in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke events.

Katie Vincett ’13 (Pittsburgh, PA) earned All-NESCAC recognition for her role in the 200- and 400-yard free relays, while classmate Emily Swett ’13 (Rochester, NY) took part in the 400-yard medley relay and placed second in the 200-yard backstroke.

Amherst’s 13 All-NESCAC honorees are the most in program history, thanks in large part to six members of the first-year class combining for nine selections. Allison Merz ’14 (Los Angeles, CA) finished third in the 50 fly, Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 (Denver, CO) placed third in the 1-meter dive, Audrey Ingerson ’14 (Irvine, CA) was third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Abby Hahn ’14 (New York, NY) won the 200-yard breaststroke. Merz, Hahn, Suzi Stein ’14 (Winchester, MA) and Lulu Belak ’14 (New Canaan, CT) also earned All-Conference status for their roles on relay teams.

Visit the NESCAC website for a complete list of this year's All-NESCAC honorees.

Kendra Stern
100 Free (1st)
200 Free (1st)
500 Free (1st)
200 Free Relay (3rd)
400 Free Relay (2nd)
800 Free Relay (2nd)
400 Medley Relay (3rd)

Brooke Bennett
200 Free Relay (3rd)
400 Free Relay (2nd)
800 Free Relay (2nd)

Meggie Meisinger
1-Meter Dive (1st)
3-Meter Dive (1st)

Lizzy Linsmayer
1-Meter Dive (3rd)

Rebecca Kelley
50 Breast (1st)
100 Breast (1st)

Emily Swett
200 Back (2nd)
400 Medley Relay (3rd)

Becca Thompson
800 Free Relay (2nd)

Katie Vincett
200 Free Relay (3rd)
400 Free Relay (2nd)

Allison Merz
50 Fly (3rd)
200 Free Relay (3rd)
400 Medley Relay (3rd)

Audrey Ingerson
1,000 Free (3rd)

Abby Hahn
200 Breast (1st)
400 Medley Relay (3rd)

Suzi Stein
800 Free Relay (2nd)

Lulu Belak
400 Free Relay (2nd)

4-Year Swimmer: Kendra Stern

4-Year Diver: Meggie Meisinger