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Eleven Retrievers Named to America East All-Academic Swimming and Diving Squad
Tim Conway has earned All-Academic accolades in each of the last two seasons.
Katie Spohnholz was one of five Retrievers on the women's all-academic team.
Boston-Six men and five women represent 2007 America East champion UMBC on the America East All-Academic swimming and diving team, the conference announced Thursday.
The All-Academic Team is selected based on the student-athleteís academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletic accomplishment standards vary by sport; for swimming and diving, student-athletes are required to be a top-three finisher at the conference championship.
Most Outstanding Female Diver Ashley Houghton highlights the womenís team. Houghton is joined by teammates Tina Cantwell, Carly Fitzpatrick, Katie Spohnholz and Daniele Surkovich.
Houghton, a senior, took home the gold in both diving competitions, while Cantwell, a sophomore, won both breaststroke events. Fitzpatrick, a junior, swam on UMBCís second-place 200-free relay team, while Spohnholz took home silver in the 1-meter diving. Finally, Surkovich, a sophomore won the 50-free, placed second in the 100-free and swam on the winning 400-free, 800-free and 400-medley relays.
On the menís side, senior Tim Conway and junior Scott Auchter both repeat on the all-academic teams. They are joined by sophomore Milos Djukic, junior Adam Eiben, senior Ryan Karrer and junior Joey Sementelli
The four-time America East champion UMBC men tied
Menís All-Academic Swimming and Diving Team
Scott Auchter, UMBC
Tim Conway, UMBC
Adam Eiben, UMBC
Ryan Karrer, UMBC
Alex Kissel, Stony Brook
Ruslan Safarov, Stony Brook
Joey Sementelli, UMBC
Womenís All-Academic Swimming and Diving Team
Tina Cantwell, UMBC
Carly Fitzpatrick, UMBC
Ashley Houghton, UMBC
Katie Spohnholz, UMBC
Daniele Surkovich, UMBC