Fourteen Panthers included on Spring All-Academic Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Fourteen members of the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team were honored by the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) when the group announced its 2020 Spring All-Academic Team on Thursday.
Receiving the honor for the Panthers were senior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.), juniors Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.), sophomores Heather Gebhardt (Amherst, N.H.), Julia Hollinger (Bow, N.H.), Liz O'Sullivan (Bow, N.H.), Kat Peterson (Tampa, Fla.), Gabby Rowe (Harpswell, Maine), Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine), Kate Turmel (Hooksett, N.H.) and Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) and freshmen MacKenzie Brady (Rochester, N.H.), Maddie Gifford (West Ossipee, N.H.) and Jessica McGregor (New Boston, N.H.).
For a swimmer or diver to be eligible for the All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have had a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher for the spring semester. A total of 267 student-athletes from 21 women's teams and 15 men's teams earned the honor. Plymouth State's 14 honorees were tied for the fourth-most, behind Simmons University (25), Keene State (15) and the University of New England (15).
Led by second-year head coach Anne Barbeau, Plymouth State wrapped up a fantastic season with a 12th place finish at the NEISDA Championships – the best result in nine years. The Panthers went 6-3 in dual meets to record the second most wins in a decade and posted their highest team finish at the Little East Championship since the 2006-07 season after taking fourth.
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