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Seven Named to the America East Swimming and Diving All-Academic Teams
Senior Zach Vonder Haar
Junior Keilan Freeman
Junior Phillip Novotny
Sophomore John Mendenhall
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.óSeven members of the UMBC swimming and diving teams were named to the America East All-Academic team, including seniors Tina Cantwell (Sinking Spring, Pa./The Hill School), Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho), Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity) and Zach Vonder Haar (Gahanna, Ohio/Columbus Academy), juniors Keilan Freeman (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Argyll Centre) and Phillip Novotny (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) and sophomore John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), as announced by the conference Tuesday.
Vonder Haar, a chemical engineering major with a 3.56 GPA, earned silver in the 100 back, sixth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 100 free at the conference meet to help lead the Retrievers to their seventh consecutive America East Championship.
Freeman, who has a 4.00 GPA in mechanical engineering, finished ninth in the 200 back and the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 free at the America East Championships.
Novotny, who finished fifth in the 200 breast and seventh in the 100 breast at the conference meet, has a 3.56 cumulative GPA in mechanical engineering.
Mendenhall, who has a 3.38 cumulative GPA in biological sciences, earned third in the 200 breast, fourth in the 100 breast and sixth in the 400 IM at the conference meet.
Cantwell, the 2008 America East Womenís Swimming and Diving Scholar Athlete, earned second in the 200 breast and bronze in the 100 breast at the America East Championships. She graduated in May 2009 with a degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a masterís degree from UMBC in industrial and organizational psychology.
Kaplanova earned third in the 200 breast, fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast at the conference meet and has a cumulative GPA of 3.86 in political science.