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2011-12 Men’s & Women’s

Swimming & Diving


Quick Facts

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

Name.............................................University of Evansville Founded...................................................................1854 Location.....................................................Evansville, Ind. Enrollment...............................................................2,731 Nickname........................................................Purple Aces Colors........................................................ Purple & White National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division I Conference(women).................... Missouri Valley Conference Conference(men........................... Mid-American Conference President................................................ Dr. Thomas Kazee FacultyRepresentative.............................Dr. Tamara Wandel AthleticsDirector............................................. John Stanley Senior Associate A.D....................................Dwight Merilatt Senior Associate A.D.................................... Sarah Solinsky Assistant A.D.for External Affairs...........................Liz Riffert Director of Marketing and Ticket Services......... Nick O’Malley External Affairs Interns........Clay Slaughter, Brooke Robinson Strength & Conditioning Coach...........................Joe Hermes Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach.............. Jordan Stanley Head Athletic Trainer.........................................TerryCollins Assistant ATs.....Troy Coppus, Kristin Hodge, Stacy Barnhardt Equipment Manager........................................Daryl Buente Ticket Office Phone..................................... (812)488-ACES

PURPLE ACES STAFF

HeadCoach...................................................RickeyPerkins Office Phone...............................................(812)488-2290 Email................................................. rp38@evansville.edu Assistant Coach............................................Heike Gutwein Office Phone...............................................(812)488-1028 Email................................................ hg42@evansville.edu Diving Coach........................................ Anna Wimmenauer Office Phone...............................................(812)488-1028 Email.............................................. aw300@evansville.edu Facility......................................................WyttenbachPool

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director..............................Bob Pristash Office Phone...............................................(812)488-2285 Email............................................... rp113@evansville.edu Swimming & Diving Contact................................. JenMcKee Office Phone...............................................(812)488-2350 Email.............................................. jm359@evansville.edu Swimming & Diving Student Assistant...........Christy Cochran Email............................................... cc208@evansville.edu Year book designed by Ellen Sawin, 2011


2011-2012 DATE

OPPONENT

10/1/2011 Purple/White Meet 10/2/2011 Butler 10/7/2011 Southern Illinois (W) 10/8/2011 SIU, Miami-OH (M) 10/15/2011 Illinois State (W) 10/22/2011 Ball State 10/23/2011 Eastern Illinois 11/12/2011 Alumni Meet

LOCATION TIME Evansville, Ind. Fishers, Ind. Evansville, Ind. Carbondale, Ill. Normal, Ill. Evansville, Ind. Charleston, Ill. Evansville, Ind.

9:30 AM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 10:00 AM 6:00 PM 1:00 PM 12:00 PM TBA

Bowling Green, Ky.

All Day

Cleveland, Miss.

All Day

Hilltopper Invitational 11/18-20/2011 Western Kentucky, Cumberlands, Vanderbilt (W), UALR(W)

Christmas Invitational 12/16-18/2011 TBA 1/14/2012 1/27/2012 1/28/2012 2/4/2012 2/16-18/2012 3/1-3/2012

Lindsay Wilson (M) Vanderbilt (W) Evansville, Ind. Missouri State Springfield, Mo. Saint Louis, EIU Saint Louis, Mo. Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. MVC Championships Carbondale, Ill. MAC Championships Oxford, Ohio

1:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM 12:00 PM All Day All Day


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At the University of Evansville, studentathletes get the full college experience, including a great education. With a 14:1 student-ratio and average class sizes of 18 students, UE offers more than 80 areas of study. Evansville also gives students the opportunity to study abroad at its British campus, Harlaxton College, located in Grantham, England. With so many things to offer, it is no surprise that UE is continually recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest” and “Best Values in the Midwest”.

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Evansville is located in Southwestern Indiana and has a little something for everyone. With a population of 125,000 and a metropolitan area of 280,000, Evansville is the 3rd largest city in Indiana. Evansville is located between many major cities, including Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The local business community is strong and holds many internship and career opportunities for UE students upon graduation. People of all ages can find their place in Evansville with a large assortment of venues and events. The city’s great venues include Victory Theatre, The Centre, The Entertainment District, and the brand new downtown arena, Ford Center. A few of the major events hosted in Evansville are the Fall Festival, Freedom Festival, and various concert and sporting events.


nsville University of Evansville student-athletes have many opportunities to volunteer and give back to local organizations. Studentathletes accumulated over 2,600 hours in community service last year alone. The swimming & diving teams have participated in several local service projects, such as the “Just Read!� program at local elementary schools, which is sponsored by the Missouri Valley Conference.


Facilities Roy and Mary Wyttenbach Pool is located in the Carson Center of UE’s campus and serves as the home of the University of Evansville’s Swimming and Diving team. The pool has 6 lanes and also features a 1m and a 3m diving board. The locker room is currently undergoing a $108,000 renovation. The upgrade includes new flooring, carpeting and locker installation. New showers and a lounge area will also be In the off-season, the added for the Aces train in UE’s weight teams. room under direction of Joe Hermes, head strength & conditioning coach. The Aces also incorporate dry land training, using medicine ball workouts, circuit training, and cardio conditioning to improve their strength and endurance in the pool.


Academic Support Success in the classroom is important for student-athletes. The University of Evansville offers the use of the Beeler Family Athletics Academic Center, which offers study resources for student-athletes. The Beeler Center gives athletes full access to computers, printers, and wireless internet as well as a quiet place to study 24 hours a day.

Athletic Training The UE athletic training staff makes sure that each player is in top physical condition before competition ever begins. The athletic trainers work with each athlete to prevent injuries and rehabilitate athletes quickly so they can get back into the pool as soon as possible.

Weight Room Head strength & conditioning coach Joe Hermes is dedicated to improving UE athletes in all aspects of physical development. “The goal of our program,” said Hermes, “is to consistently train each day with the drive to overcome individual, mental and physical weakness through appropriate player-specific programs.”


Academics The University of Evansville ranks among the best academically and therefore the Aces pride themselves on their education. Last season’s squad received multiple academic awards and national recognition for their academic efforts. Individually, three male team members were chosen to the MAC scholar-athlete team, while ten women were named to MVC scholar-athlete team. Christina Schmidgall and senior Colin Gray received the prestigious title of Capital One/CoSIDA AtLarge Academic All-American. As a team, both men’s and women’s squads earned the CSCAA Scholar All-America Award for their work in the classroom.


2011-12 Season Ou The University of Evansville swimming and diving team is looking forward to a strong showing in the 2011-2012 season. Having depth within the team will be a key tool in being successful this season. The Aces will welcome 20 newcomers to this year’s team, adding on to the already strong roster. The Aces look to the core group of upperclassmen to help guide the new teammates and lead the teams to winning seasons. Head coach Rickey Perkins explained that this season the team is focusing on individual effort in order for the team to be successful as a whole. “This year we have really stressed the idea that every swimmer must have a strong “I-statement” before they can help push the team,” says Perkins. “I want each individual to take it upon themselves to do the little things correctly and focus on what they can do individually to help the team. Only after pushing yourself to be the best swimmer, individually, can you then motivate the team to be the best team as a whole.”

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Women’s Team The women’s squad is coming off a successful 2010-11 season that saw eight MVC Swimmers/Divers of the Week, two NCAA Zone C qualifiers and six swimmers named to the all-MVC team. After a fourth-place finish in the 2011 Valley Championships, Perkins is looking to keep improving and working for an even better placing this season. Perkins will be looking to senior swimmer Alex Howard’s strong leadership to be the push that the team needs to succeed. “Alex encourages her team. She doesn’t try to boss them around, instead she pushes and drives them by setting an example in herself,” comments Perkins on Howard’s contagious motivation. Last year, Howard was a top swimmer for the women, earning Swimmer of the Week on January 18 while finishing with 10 first place finishes on the season. She set a new UE record in the 100-back, breaking Erin Amason’s 2001-02 time. Perkins expects 2011 MVC Co-Diver of the Year Sadie Wells to have another successful season on the boards. Wells returns after winning 14 diving events on the year and earning MVC Diver of the Week five times last season.

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Men’s Team

After joining a tough Mid-American Conference two years ago, the men’s team has risen to the challenge and strengthened as a program. Last year, Andy Balczo and junior Alex Seward made history as they became the first UE men to ever be named MAC Swimmer Of The Week. This year, Perkins looks to Seward, senior Jake Harrington and junior Kyle Tiemann to lead the men’s squad to another strong season. All three have shown notable leadership qualities in the past, and Perkins believes that they are ready to step up and be the driving force behind an already competitive men’s team.

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2011-2012 Coaches Head Coach

Rickey Perkins

Two-time Missouri Valley Coach of the Year winner Rickey Perkins enters his tenth season as head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming & diving team. While at UE, Perkins has continued to carry the tradition of the program. During his career, Perkins has led the squad to 34 all-conference honors, 44 scholar-athletes and three CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American selections. Before coming to Evansville in 2002, Perkins was a successful swim coach in Alaska, the state of Washington, and the Bahamas. He was head assistant swim coach, recruiting coordinator and academic coach for the previous three years at the University of Washington. Perkins served on the coaching staff of the Barracuda Swim Club in Nassau, Bahamas from 1998-99, and before that was Head Swim Coach at the University of Alaska-Anchorage from 1994-98. Originally from Midland, Texas, Perkins earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He began his coaching career at the high school and club levels in Anchorage in 1989, and then took over the program at his alma mater in 1994. Under Perkins, Alaska-

Anchorage improved from 24th to 13th in the NCAA Division II National Championship meet, and produced 16 All-Americans. Perkins also improved the team grade point average to better than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In 1998 he became a National Coach for the Bahamas, and helped lead the National Team to seven meet records and its highest finish ever at the CARIFTA Swim Championships, the major swim meet among Caribbean countries. In 1999 he went to Washington, and helped the Huskies set 17 school records. Washington also produced a ninth place finisher in the 2001 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships. Perkins’ wife, Delores, serves as a volunteer coach, helping out in all aspects of the team. The couple currently reside in Evansville.


Assistant Coach

Heike Gutwein

Heike Gutwein joins the UE swimming & diving staff for the 2011-12 season. Gutwein was a two-year member of the Ohio State varsity swimming & diving team before coming to Evansville. While at OSU, Gutwein contributed significantly in the breaststroke events and was also named the team’s Most Improved Swimmer at the end of her final season. Originally from Rensselaer, Ind., Gutwein previously coached for the Upper Arlington Swim Club, serving as assistant coach for a 14-under squad. Gutwein graduated with a degree in marketing with minors in art and psychology.

Head Diving Coach

Anna Wimmenauer After serving as the volunteer varsity swimming and diving coach at F. J. Reitz High School, in Evansville, Anna Wimmenauer enters her first season coaching at the collegiate level, serving as the Aces head diving coach for the 2011-12 season. While at Reitz, Wimmenauer coached two Reitz divers to top-20 finishes at the 2011 Indiana state meet. Originally from Greenwood, Ind., Wimmenauer is currently pursing a degree at University of Southern Indiana.


2011-2012 Name Ashley Altmeyer Melissa Ball Murphy Barry Kassandra Beseau Erin Cary Cassy Cude Jill Enge Caitlin Harty Phoebe Hodina Samantha Horton Alex Howard Valerie Jones Katrina Kain Caroline Lee

Event Class Hometown/Highschool Diving Sr. Jasper, Ind. / Jasper FL, FR So. Greencastle, Ind. / Greencastle FR, IM Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo. / Palmer FL, IM Sr. Anacortes, Wash. / Anacortes FR Fr. Centralia, Ill. / Centralia FR Jr. Nashville, Illinois / Nashville Community BR/ FR Jr. Edmond, Oklahoma / Edmond Memorial FR, FL So. Powell, Ohio / Dublin Scioto IM, FR Jr. Bloomington, Indiana / South BK, FR Fr. Temple, Texas / Belton BK, BR Sr. Rising Sun, Ind. / South Dearborn IM, FR Sr. Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg Diving So. Indianapolis, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern BR/IM Fr. Shepardsville, Ky. / Memorial Samantha Montgomery FR/FL Fr. Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Alexandria Moore FR/BK Fr. Bartlett, Ill. / South Elgin Sarah O’Brien BR So. Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove Mackenzie Powell BR/FR/IM Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence Central Hannah Quast FR Sr. Hinsdale, Ill. / Hinsdale Central Michea Reinitz FL/FR Jr. Mt. Vernon, Indiana / Mt. Vernon Merri Schmitt FR/BR Jr. Fort Branch, Indiana / Wood Memorial Taylor Shotwell BK/FR/FL Fr. Pickerington, Ohio / Bishop Hartley Alex Spata FL, IM Sr. Taylor Mill, Ky. / Scott Melissa Thurman BR, IM So. Fort Mitchell, Ky. / Beechwood Michelle Tipton FR Fr. O’Fallon, Mo. / Fort Zumwalt West Stephanie Tran Diving Fr. Greenwood, Ind. / Greenwood Community Jordan Van Wyk FR Jr. Wassenaar, Netherlands / American School Sadie Wells Diving Jr. Monument, Colorado / Lewis-Palmer Abigail Yenzer FR Fr. Union, Mo. / St. Francis Borgia Regional


2011-2012 Seniors 2010-11:

Ashley Altmeyer

Jasper, IN High School: Jasper

Hometown: Major:

Elementary Education

Finished the regular-season ranked 5th in the Valley on the 3-meter and 10th on the 1-meter...Posted careerbest scores on the 3-meter (244.35) and 1-meter (232.28) on January 29 against Saint Louis...Finished in second place on the 3-meter against Eastern Illinois. 2009-10: Earned her top score on the 1M versus Asbury College and 3M at Missouri State…placed third in 1M at WKU…finished fifth in 1M at St. Louis. 2008-09: Finished second in both the one and three-meter dives over Eastern Illinois…placed second in the one-meter and third in the three-meter at No. 23 Kansas… had two third place finishes at WKU. At Jasper: Lettered in diving for four years and was a member of the cheerleading and dance team...member of the 05-06 and 06-07 Big 8 Conference Champion Wildcats...helped the Wildcats win the sectional championship in 2006 with a fourth place finish in the one meter diving event with a score of 312.60.

2010-11:

Swam career-best times in the 50-free, 100-free and 100-back during the 2010-11 season...Finished in fourth place in the 50-free with a career-best time of 27.35 against Eastern Illinois...Placed 19th in the 100-free at the State Farm MVC Championships. 2009-10: Placed second in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 free at Eastern Illinois…finished third in the 200 free against St. Louis…took third in the 400 IM and fourth in the 500 free at Washington U Invite. 2008-09: Won the 400 IM at WKU…had four of her five best times of the season at the MVC Championships…finished third in the 200 free against Eastern Illinois…won the 400 IM at WKU. At Palmer: Four-year letterwinner for the Terrors...threetime team MVP...named the Colorado Springs Metro League Swimmer of the Year as a senior...helped lead Palmer to three district championships...finished in the top five at the Metro League Championships all four years...also lettered for three years in lacrosse.

Murphy Barry

Home Town:

Colorado Springs, CO High School: Palmer Major: Neuroscience


2010-11:

Kassandra Beseau

Home Town:

Anacortes, WA Anacortes Major: Psychology High School:

Posted career-best times in the 100-back and the 100-free during the 2010-11 season...Swam three season-best times at the State Farm MVC Championships... finished in 15th place in the 100-back at the MVC Championships...took 12th in the 100-fly at the MVC Championships... placed 17th in the 200-back at the MVC Championships... Finished the regular-season ranked 9th in the Valley in the 200-back and 10th in the 100-fly...swam a season-best time of 59.14 in the 100-free to take fourth place at Western Kentucky. 2009-10: Versatile swimmer for the Aces as she competed in four different events throughout the season…earned many personal bests at MVC Championships with 10th place finishes in the 200 back and 200 IM…placed first in 200 back against Asbury…finished second in 200 back and third in 100 fly at Washington U Invite. 200809: Named honorable mention all-MVC…had the team’s fastest time in the 400 IM and 100 butterfly…finished first in the 100 fly against Saint Louis…won the 100 fly at WKU. At Anacortes: Was a four-year letterwinner for the Seahawks...won the 100 butterfly at state during her senior year, with the team finishing fifth overall...helped the team to an undefeated season as a junior.

2010-11:Named first-team all-MVC...posted season-best times in five events and won a total of 10 individual events on the season...owned team-best times in the 100-back, 200back and 200-IM...placed fourth in the 200-IM, third in the 100-back and 9th in the 200-back at the MVC Chamionships... was the leadoff leg of the 400-medley relay team that placed second and set a new UE school record at the MVC Championships...broke the UE 100-back record with a time of 57.09 at the Delta State Invitational...Finished the regular-season ranked 2nd in the Valley in the 100-back, 3rd in the 200-back and 200-IM and sixth in the 100-breast...Named MVC Swimmer of the Week on January 18...served as team co-captain... Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10: Named MVC Scholar-Athlete and all-conference honorable mention…had the team’s best time in the 100 back and 200 IM…placed seventh in the 100 back and ninth in the 200 IM and 200 back at MVC Championships…took first in the 100 back versus Southern Illinois, Eastern Illinois, St. Louis and Washington U Invite… finished first in the 200 back at Eastern Illinois, Butler and Washington U Invite. 2008-09: Named honorable mention all-MVC…had the team’s best time in the 100 backstroke…had a first place finish in the 200 breast at Kansas…finished second in the 200 back over Eastern Illinois…had two second place finishes at the Butler Quad Meet. At South Dearborn: Two-time Most Valuable Swimmer for the Knights...was named the conference MVP for three straight years...holds the school record for the 100 back...helped lead the team to a conference championship in 2007-08.

Alex Howard

Home Town: Rising Sun, IN High School: Major:

South Dearborn Communications


2010-11:

Posted career-best times in every event she swam in this year...set three new personal-best times at the State Farm MVC Championships...placed 23rd in the 50-free, 20th in the 100-free and 15th in the 200-free at the MVC Championships...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10: Named MVC Scholar-Athlete…placed fifth in 100 breast versus St. Louis…took sixth in 50 free against Southern Illinois and sixth in 200 breast Hometown: at Butler Quad.2008-09: Placed third in the 200 breast at Brownsburg, IN Western Kentucky…finished second in the 100 breast and third High School: Brownsburg in the 50 free against Southern Illinois…had two fourth place Major: Exercise Science finishes over Eastern Illinois. At Brownsburg: Four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs...two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...named the team MVP twice... qualified for state two times...holds the school record in the 100 breast...a nine-time county champion, including a four year sweep in the 100 breast...helped the Bulldogs to three county championships.

Valerie Jones

2010-11:

Hannah Quast

Hometown:

Hinsdale, IL

High School:

Hinsdale Central Major: Communications

Named All-MVC Honorable Mention...won five events on the season...swam the anchor leg of the 400-medley relay team that placed second and set a UE school record at the MVC Championships...Owned the team-best time in the 100-free...posted season-best times in the 50-, 100- and 200-free at the MVC Championships...finished in 15th in the 50-free, 12th in the 200free and 6th in the 100-free at the MVC Championships. 200910: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention…received MVC Swimmer of the Week…had the team’s best time in the 100 free…helped break school record in 200 free relay at MVC Championships…finished seventh in the 200 free and eighth in the 50 and 100 free at MVC Championships…finished the season with 11 wins in individual events, including first place wins in the 100 and 200 free against Eastern Illinois, Washington U Invite and St. Louis. 2008-09: Named first team all-MVC…MVC Swimmer of the Week (10/8)…had the team’s best times in the 50 free and 100 free…won two events at the Butler Quad Meet…had wins in the 100 free and 200 free at Kansas…had two wins against SLU. At Hinsdale Central: Earned three letters for the Devils in swimming and two in water polo...recipient of the Red Devil spirit award as a junior...member of an All-American freestyle relay team as a junior and senior.

2010-11:

Swam a career-best time of 4:41.65 in the 400IM at the State Farm MVC Championships....had season-best swims in the 100-back and the 100-free at Southern Illinois... ended the regular-season ranked 14th in the Valley in the 200-fly and 17th in the 400-IM...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10:Finished first in the 400 IM at Eastern Illinois… placed first in the 200 fly at Butler Quad…took second in the 200 fly against Asbury 2008-09: Had the team’s best time in the 200 IM…won both the 400 IM and the 200 fly over Eastern Illinois…finished second in the 200 fly at the Butler Quad Meet… placed third in the 100 fly at WKU… picked up a second place in the 100 back over Southern Illinois. At Scott: Earned four letters for the Eagles... qualified for state seven times and was a two-time state finalist...named Most Valuable Swimmer all four years... was a regional and conference champion.

Alex Spata

Hometown:

Taylor Mill, KY High School: Scott Major: Exercise Science


2011-2012 Juniors Cassy Cude

Hometown:

Nashville, IL High SchooL:

Nashville Community Major: Exercise Science

2010-11:

Notched season-best times in the 100-back and the 200-back at the State Farm MVC Championships...Posted a season-best time of 27.14 in the 50-free at the Delta State Invitational.2009-10: Earned her top times of the season at MVC Championships in 50 and 100 free…finished second in the 100 back against Southern Illinois. At Nashville Community: Four-year letterwinner…holds records in 100, 200 and 500 free and 100 back…placed third in 500 free at Sectionals sophomore year… recorded a fifth place finish in 200 free senior year at Sectionals… Valedictorian of class with a 4.0 GPA.

2010-11:

Named All-MVC Honorable Mention...won five individual events during the season...was the second swimmer of the 400-medley relay team that set a new UE school record at the State Farm MVC Championships...swam career-best times in the 200-breast, 100-free, 200-free, 100-breast and 200-IM during the season...owned the team-best time and ranked third in the MVC in the 100-breast...notched a tenth place finish in the 200-IM, placed eighth in the 200-breast and finished tied for fifth place in the 100-breast at the MVC Championships...Named MVC ScholarAthlete. 2009-10: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention…tallied sixth in the 100 breast at the MVC Championships…had the team’s best times in the 100 and 200 breast…finished first in the 100 breast against Eastern Illinois and St.Louis… took second in 200 IM at Triangular…placed second in 100 breast at Washington U Invite. At Edmond Memorial: Four-year letterwinner …three-time member of the all-Edmond first team...named to the all-Oklahoma team three years…team captain her senior year…allconference member and state medalist…lettered in cross country four years as well as track and field three years.

Jill Enge

Hometown:

Edmond, OK High School:

Edmond Memorial Major: Exercise Science

2010-11:

Phoebe Hodina

Hometown:

Bloomington, IN High School: South Major:

Business Marketing

Named All-MVC Honorable Mention...swam five career-best times during the season, including best times in the 400IM and 200-back at the State Farm MVC Championships...finished in fifth place in the 400-IM and 15th place in both the 200-back and 500-free at the MVC Championships...posted career-best times to take fourth place in the 100-back and eighth place in the 100-fly at Saint Louis...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention…recorded eighth in the 400 IM at MVC Championships…had the team’s top time in the 400 IM…finished first in the 400 IM and second in 500 free at Washington U Invite…first in 1000 free against Asbury…second in 500 and 1000 free versus St. Louis. At Bloomington: Three-year letterwinner for the Panthers…named Most Improved Swimmer her sophomore year and Panther Award her junior year…also letter in cross country and track…three-time Best Team Spirit Award winner for cross country.


2010-11:

Michea Reinitz

Hometown:

Mt. Vernon, IN High School:

Mt. Vernon Management

Major:

2010-11:

Named All-MVC First-Team...owned UE’s top times in the 50-free and 100-fly...swam career-best times in five events and won 11 events on the season...posted a third place finish in the 50-free at the MVC Championships, as well as placing 8th in the 100-fly and 7th in the 200-fly...was the third swimmer of the 400-relay team that placed second and set a UE record at the MVC Championships...finished the regular season ranked in the Valley’s Top-20 in five events, including a second place ranking in the 50free. 2009-10: Named All-MVC First-Team after placing third in the 100 fly at the MVC Championships…had the team’s best times in the 50 free and 100 and 200 fly…helped break a school record in the 200 free relay at MVC Championships…earned fourth in 50 free and seventh in 200 fly at MVC Championships…named MVC Swimmer of the Week (11/30)…took first in the 50 free and 100 fly at Missouri State…placed first in the 50 free against Western Kentucky…finished with three top times at Washington U. Invite in 50 free and 100 and 200 fly. At Mt. Vernon: Lettered four years in swimming…All-American in 2008 and 2009 in two individual events and one relay… holds four individual and three relay school records…team captain in 2008…earned MVP junior and senior year and Most Improved her junior year…also lettered in track for two years…named MVP her freshman and sophomore year.

Posted career-best times in the 200-IM, 100-free and 100-breast during the season...placed 23rd in the 200-IM at the MVC Championships...finished 15th in the 100-breast and 19th in the 200-breast at the MVC Championships...palced 6th in the 100-breast at the Delta State Invitational with a career-best time of 1:08.88...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10: Earned top personal times in 50 free and 100 breast at MVC Championships and 200 IM at Indiana Intercollegiate…placed second in the 100 breast against Southern Illinois…finished third in the 100 breast at Eastern Illinois and St. Louis. At Wood Memorial: Earned four letters for the Trojans…three-time swimming MVP…earned the Wood Memorial Academic Athletic Award…All-Academic player.

Jordan Van Wyk

Hometown:Wassenaar,

Netherlands American School of the Hague Major: Exercise Science High School:

Merri Schmitt

Hometown:

Fort Branch, IN High School:

Wood Memorial Major:

Athletic Training/PT

2010-11:

Posted career-best times in the 100-back and 50free....placed 23rd in the 100-free and 22nd in the 200-free at the MVC Championships. 2009-10: Added valuable depth to the Aces’ freestyle… earned her top times of the season in the 100, 200 and 500 free at MVC Championships. At American School of The Hague: Earned four letters while at Lake Park High School and American School of The Hague…qualified for Dutch Nationals in 2008…team MVP in 2008 and 2009…team captain from 2006-2009…holds four records for the American School of The Hague…placed ninth at Illinois Sectionals in 200 free… named to numerous all-academic teams… also on dance team.


2010-11:

Sadie Wells

Hometown:

Monument, CO High School:

Lewis-Palmer Major:

Exercise Science

Became the first UE diver ever to be named MVC CoDiver Of The Year...named MVC Diver of the Week five times...earned First-Team All-MVC status after placing third on the 1-meter and second on the 3-meter at the MVC Championships...Won a total of 14 events on the season...Posted a Zone-qualifying score of 271.35 on the 1-meter against Illinois State on Oct. 15...Earned her second Zone cut of the year with a season-best score of 278.55 on the 1-meter against Saint Louis...led UE with a team-high score of 279.3 on the 3-meter... held the second-highest score on the team on 1-meter...placed 45th on the 1-meter and 48th on the 3-meter at the 2011 NCAA Zone C Championships...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete. 2009-10: Named All-MVC Honorable Mention after placing fifth in the 1M and 3M boards at MVC Championships…qualified for Zone C Diving Championships… holds the school record for both boards with 260.40 on 1M and 297.20 on 3M with six dives…MVC Diver of the Week…placed first in three meter at WKU…competed on the platform at Zone Championships. At Lewis-Palmer: Three-time varsity letterwinner for the Rangers… named Outstanding Diver in 2007…Colorado 5A state qualifier for two years…AAU Nationals Qualifier in 2008 for 1 meter and tower…also lettered in volleyball.

2011-2012 Sophomores Melissa Ball

Hometown:

Greencastle, IN High School:

Greencastle Major:

Athletic Training

2010-11:

2010-11:

Earned her fastest times of the season in the 50free and 100-fly at the State Farm MVC Championships...Placed 16th at the MVC Championships in the 100-fly...Swam her best time of the season in the 100-free at the Delta State Invitational, finishing in 14th place...Finished the regular-season tied for 13th in the Valley in the 50-free and ranked 15th in the 100-fly.At Greencastle: Earned four letters for the Tiger Cubs…West Central Conference Champion in 100 fly, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay…sectional champion in 50 free, 100 fly, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay…IHSAA state qualifier all four years…named team MVP senior year…earned Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Senior Athlete of the Year and U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award of Putnam County.

Posted season-best times and finished in 19th place in both the 100-fly and 200-fly at the State Farm MVC Championships...placed 19th in the 50-free with a career-best time of 26.39 at the Detla State Invitational. At Dublin Scioto: Fouryear varsity member of the swim team for the Irish…earned AllAmerican honors in the 400 free relay…school-record holder in the 200 medley and 400 free relays…two-time all-state and seventime all-district honoree…named team captain last two years…received academic letters and pins…member of the Honor Roll.

Caitlin Harty

Hometown: Powell, OH High School:

Dublin Scioto Major:

Athletic Training/PT


Katrina Kain

Hometown:

Indianapolis, IN High School:

Hamilton Southeastern Major:

Pre-Physical Therapy

2010-11:

2010-11:

Posted a season-best score of 229.35 on the 1-meter against Saint Louis...finished in fifth place on the 3-meter with a personal-best score of 234.55 at Ball State...finished in 11th place on the 1-meter and 10th place on the 3-meter at the State Farm MVC Championships. At Hamilton Southeastern: On the diving team all four years for the Royals... All-American in the 2007-08 season and the 2009-10 season... placed sixth at IHSAA State Finals in 2010...finished 17th on the 1M at East Junior Nationals senior year...ranked 32nd on the 1M after 2010 spring nationals...named Most Improved Athlete sophomore year...given “Let It Rip” Award senior year...earned academic all-state honors and Athletic Scholar Award.

Finished the season with a personal-best time in the 100-breast at the MVC Championships...swam season-best times in the 200-IM and 200-breast at the Delta State Invitational. At Center Grove: Lettered in swimming for four years...placed first at Divisionals in 400 IM and 200 breaststroke...helped lead Center Grove to four county championships...earned State runner-up in 2010...named as an MIC Academic athlete.

Sarah O’Brien

Hometown:

Greenwood, IN High School: Major:

Melissa Thurman

Hometown:

Fort Mitchell, KY High School:

Beechwood Major: Biology

2010-11:

Center Grove Neuroscience

Named All-MVC Honorable-Mention...won a total of nine events on the season...owned UE’s top times in the 200-breast and the 400-IM...Placed 6th in the 400-IM and 200-breast as well as finishing 11th in the 200-IM at the MVC Championships...ended the regular season ranked first in the Valley in the 400-IM with a time of 4:30.76 (Delta State Invitational). At Beechwood: Earned four letters for the Tigers… a two-time regional champion and conference champion in the 100 breast…holds school records in the 100 breast and 500 free… placed fourth in the state in 100 breast…NISCA All-America Academic…USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team selection…was on Super Honor Roll all four years and a Governor’s Scholar nominee…named Remke Market Student Achiever…earned cum laude on National Latin Exam.


2011-2012 Newcomers Erin Cary

Samantha Horton

Temple, TX Belton Major: International Studies/Political Science Hometown:

Centralia, IL High School: Centralia Hometown: Major:

High School:

Visual Communications

At Centralia:

Competed in IHSA sectionals, despite not having a high school squad… swam for the CRCY Barracudas… two-time winner of the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.

Caroline Lee

Hometown:

Shepardsville, KY High School: Memorial Major: Undecided

At North Bullitt:

Lettered twice for the Eagles…led her 2010 high school squad to the Kentucky High School Championship where she finished third in the 100-breaststroke… a member of the Lakeside Seahawks…placed second at Zones in the 200-breaststroke and received her first junior national cut.

At Belton: Four-year letterwinner for the Tigers...took third place finishes in the 200-free, 500-free and 400-free relay at the 2010 regional championships...twice named first team in both the 200-free and 500-free...led Belton to two consecutive second place finishes in 2010 and 2011... claimed the High Point Girl Swimmer award in 2010 and 2011...named the Tigers’ Outstanding Girl Swimmer in 2010...winner of the 2009 Nitro Award as a swimmer for Nitro Swimming.

Samantha Montgomery

Fishers, IN High School: Fishers H.S. Major: Environmental Science Administration Hometown:

At Fishers: Four-time letterwinner for the Tigers... led her team to a conference title as well as its first sectional championship her senior year...claimed the first place prize in the 100-yard butterfly in sectionals….holds her high school’s 100-butterfly record as well as three relay records….led the Tigers’ relay team to two Top-10 finishes at State while twice taking 17th in the 100-butterfly….named a National Merit finalist as well as earning AP Scholar Distinction honors.


Alexandria Moore

Mackenzie Powell

Hometown:

Bartlett, IL High School: South Elgin Major: Athletic Training Hometown:

At South Elgin: Fourtime letterwinner…two-time MVP for the South Elgin Storm…twice named captain of her high school team…qualified for the Central Zone Sectionals as well as both the Illinois Senior and the Illinois Regional championships…a member of the Elgin Cyclones Swim Team…led the Cyclones to four conference champions and held team records in 10 events.

Taylor Shotwell

Hometown:

Pickerington, OH High School:

Bishop Hartley Major:

Athletic Training

At Bishop Hartley: State champion…. captain of her high school team…led the Hawks to a district championship and state runners-up in 2010 as well as a district runners-up in 2011…twice been named MVP of her high school team as well as receiving all-league, all-district, all-Ohio and all-American honors…an Academic All-American

Stephanie Tran

Hometown:

Greenwood, IN High School:

Greenwood Community Major: Biology

At Greenwood Comm.: One-time letter winner at Greenwood Community High School…placed 24th at the Indiana High School State Diving Championship after taking an eighth place finish at the regional finals….chosen as winner of her team’s Mental Attitude Award…received the 2010-11 Mid-State Scholar Athlete Award.

Indianapolis, IN High School:

Lawrence Central Major: Biology

At Lawrence Central: A four-time letterwinner and six-time sectional champion for the Bears…named Lawrence Central’s Female Athlete of the Year…led her squad to a 49-21 record during her high school career…helped the Bears take back-toback second place finishes at sectionals in 2010 and 2011… holds four record times for the Lawrence Swim Team…twice named the winner of the club’s ACE award (Attitude, Commitment, Excellence)…member of the honor roll…named an Academic All-American.

Michelle Tipton

Hometown: O’Fallon, High School:

MO

Fort Zumwalt West Major: Exercise Science

At Fort Zumwalt West: A three-time letterwinner…helped the Jaguars claim a conference championship in 2010….a twotime Missouri state champion (200-freestyle and 500-freestyle) with nine Top-16 finishes….twice named a Junior National participant…named Suburban Journal’s 2010 Athlete of the Year.

Abigail Yenzer

Hometown:

Union, MO

High School:

St. Francis Borgia Major: Athletic Training

At St. Francis Borgia Regional: A member of the nationally renowned Rockwood Swim Club… helped lead the club to the 2010 Ozark Championships…won fourth place in the 50-free at the 2010 Long Course Championships…posted a time of 25.95 at the 2010 Short Course Championships.


2011-2012 Name Event Class Hometown/Highschool Zachary Barrett BR/FR Fr. Huntingburg, Ind. / Southridge Ashton Bishop FR Fr. Katy, Texas / Katy Gabe Carandang BR/IM So. Vincennes, Ind. / Indiana Academy Vince Cecil BR, FR Fr. Lanesville, Ind. / Lanesville Nick Davlantis FR/BK Fr. Springfield, Ill. / Springfield Colin Gray BR Sr. Carmel, Ind. / Westfield Jake Harrington FR/BK/IM Sr. Memphis, Tenn. / White Station Garrett Johnson IM/FR/BK/BR Fr. Helotes, Texas / Louis D. Brandeis Carder LaBrake FR, BK So. Cedar Park, Texas / Cedar Park Ryan Metzger BK So. Glasgow, Ky. / Barren County Daniel Musselwhite FR/FL So. Murfreesboro, Tenn. / Gateway / Homeschool Matthew Newland FR/IM Fr. Cary, N.C. / Cary Mallet Reid Diving So. Hobbs, N.M. / Hobbs Jeremy Schroers BR Fr. Hammond, Ind. / Fork Union Military Academy Alex Seward FL, FR Jr. San Antonio, Texas / Winston Churchill Justin Shotwell BR/IM Jr. Pickerington, Ohio / Saint Charles Prep Mark Smith BR/FR So. Vincennes, Ind. / Lincoln High/ Homeschool Will Spradley FR Sr. Evansville, Ind. / Reitz Connor Sprick BR/IM Fr. Evansville, Ind. / Harrison Kyle Tiemann FR, BK Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana /Lawrence Central Chris Weisheit FR So. Jasper, Ind. / Jasper


2011-2012 Seniors 2010-11:

Colin Gray

Carmel, IN Westfield Major: Mathematics Hometown:

High School:

Named to the Capital One Academic All-American At-Large third team...named to the Capital One Academic AllDistrict At-Large first team...Won three events on the season... named Academic All-MAC selection...was the only Purple Ace to win an event at Western Kentucky, winning the 200-breast... turned in a season-best time of 2:12.75 in the 200-breast at the MAC Championships...placed 17th in the 100-breast and 200-breast in the preliminary heats at the MAC Championships... owned UE’s top times in the 100- and 200-breast2009-10: Named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large first team...named Academic All-MAC selection…held the team’s best time in 200 breast…placed first in the 200 breast and second in 200 IM against Miami (OH)…finished second in 100 breast and third in 200 breast at IUPUI Invite…took second in 200 breast at Butler Invites.2008-09: Held the team’s top times in the 100 breast and 200 breast…won the 200 breast at Miami…had the Aces’ only win in the 100 breast against Indiana… won the 100 breast against Missouri State.At Westfield: Lettered four years...named to the All-Hamilton County first team three years...was an all-American as a junior and senior...a 2008 IHSAA Academic All-State selection.

2010-11:

Won a total of three individual events on the season...finished in 14th place in the 200-back at the MAC Championships...placed 16th in the 200-back preliminaries at the MAC Championships...posted season-best times in the 50-free and 100-free at the Delta State Invitational...owned the team’s top time in the 200-free and 500-free as well as the 200-back. 2009-10: Had the fastest individual time in the 500 free and 400 IM…placed first in the 200 back and 400 IM Hometown: Memphis, TN at Eastern Illinois…took first in the 50 free at IUPUI Invite…won Hich School: the 500 free and placed second in the 50 free against Asbury White Station College…took second in the 200 free and 200 back versus Miami Major: (OH)…had a second place finish in the 100 back against SIU. Elem.Education 2008-09: Was the team leader in the 1000 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM…won the 500 free against Missouri State…had first place finishes in the 400 IM and 500 free over Eastern Illinois. At White Station: Four-year letterwinner...named the team MVP all four years of high school...county champ in the 100 IM and 200 IM during senior season...finished fourth in the 200 IM at state as as a senior...Best of Preps finalist as a senior... named all-metro all four years of high school.

Jake

Harrington


2010-11:

Will

Spradley Evansville, IN Reitz Major: Management & MIS Hometown:

High School:

Owned team-best time 21.31 in the 50-free...won the 50-free against St. Louis...tied for 20th in the 50-free preliminaries at the MAC Championships...Placed 34th in the 200-free preliminaries at the MAC Championships...finished 25th in the 100-free preliminaries at the MAC Championships.2009-10: Had the team’s fastest individual times in the 50, 100 and 200 free…placed first at SIU in 100 free…won the 50 free against Asbury College…finished second in the 100 and 200 free at Missouri State…placed second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free at Western Kentucky. 2008-09: Did not compete. 2007-08: Took third place in the 100 free at Missouri State…had a second place finish in the 100 free and a third place finish in the 200 free at Western Kentucky…won the 500 free event in a tri-meet with Rose Hulman and Vincennes. At F.J. Reitz: Four year letterwinner in swimming…named team MVP junior and senior year… two time state qualifier…Evansville city champion three times… conference champion two times…sectional champion two times.

2011-2012 Juniors 2010-11:

Led the team with eight individual wins this season... posted season-best times in the 50-free and 100-free at the MAC Championships...because only the second Purple Ace to ever be named MAC Swimmer of the Week on November 3 after posting the MAC’s thenfastest time in the 100-fly...owned the team-best time in the 100-fly... notched wins in the 200-free and 200-fly against Centre College...posted wins in the 100-free and the 100-fly against Eastern Illinois. 200910: Had the team’s fastest times in the 100 and 200 fly…finished 12th in the prelims and 14th in the finals of the 200 fly and 13th in the finals of the 100 fly at MAC Championships...earned first in 100 fly against SIU…placed first in 200 free and second in 200 fly against Miami (OH)… won the 100 fly and 200 fly at Eastern Illinois…finished first in 100 and 200 fly at IUPUI Invite…took first in 200 free and 100 fly at St. Louis… won 100 fly at Missouri State. At Winston Churchill: Ranked 30th in the nation for 100 fly for male high school students in 2009…AllAmerican in 100 fly, 100 free, 100 back, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay…San Antonio Express News “2009 Boy Swimmer of the Year”…2008 State Champion and state qualifier in 2009…named Academic All-District.

Justin Shotwell

Hometown:

Pickerington, OH High School:

Saint Charles Prep Major: Civil Engineering

Alex Seward

Hometown:

San Antonio, TX High School:

Winston Churchill Accounting

Major:

2010-11:Owned UE’s fastest time in the 200-IM with a time of 1:56.69 at the MAC Championships...posted a season-best time in the 100-breast at the MAC Championships...took second place in the 200-breast at Miami of Ohio. 2009-10: Earned the team’s fastest time in the 200 IM…placed first in 200 IM against Miami (OH)…took second in 200 IM at St. Louis…finished third in 200 IM at IUPUI Invites. At Saint Charles: Lettered four years for the Cardinals…named to the all-Ohio, all-district and all-Central Catholic League teams…two-time state qualifier… named team captain…fourtime scholar athlete…also lettered in water polo.


2010-11:

Posted a win against Centre College on October 16...finished in 14th place in the 100-freestyle at the MAC Championships...posted season-best times in the 50-free, 100-fee and 200-free at the MAC Championships...owned UE’s fastest time in the 100-free...named honorable mention Academic All-MAC selection2009-10: Earned first in the 50 free against Miami (OH)… won the 500 free at Eastern Illinois…took third in the 200 and 500 free at IUPUI Invite…placed second in 50 free at St. Louis…had second place finish against SIU in 100 free. At Lawrence Central: All-conference selection…sectional champion in 200 medley relay…two-time state qualifier…holds three school records for the Bears.

Kyle

Tiemann Hometown:

Indianapolis, IN High School:

Lawrence Central Major: Accounting

2011-2012 Sophomores 2010-11:

Won five individual events on the season...earned season-best times in the 200-free and 500-free at the MAC Championships...had the team’s fastest time in the 1000-free and 1650free...notched wins in the 1000-free and 500-free against both Eastern Illinois and Centre College.At Cedar Park: Lettered three years for the Timberwolves… was a regional finalist in the 500 free and 400 free relay senior year…regional qualifier in the 200 free and 200 free relay senior year, and 200 and 500 free and 200 and 400 free relay junior year…named team captain for final two years…earned Leadership Award last two years and Timberwolf Award senior year, which is given to most outstanding swimmer on team…given Most Improved in 2007-08 season…earned all-district academic honors all four years and Academic All-American.

LaBrake

Hometown:

Metzger

KY

Barren County Major: Communications

Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Major: Chemistry

High School:

2010-11:

Ryan Hometown: Glasgow, High School:

Carder

Won a total of four individual events...finished in 16th place in the 100-back at the MAC Championships...posted wins in the 200-IM and the 200-back against Centre College... won the 200-back against Ball State. At Barren County: Earned six letters in swimming for the Trojans…Kentucky High School Region I Champion in 100 back and runner-up in 100 fly…took fifth in the 100 back and eighth in the 100 fly at the state high school swim meet…YMCA National Qualifier in 2009 and 2010…two-time Nicole Manning Spirit Award recipient….also earned four letters in cross country and track…given numerous academic accomplishments, including Wendy’s Heisman school winner in 2010 and academic all-state in cross country and swimming.


Daniel

2010:11:Placed 17th in the 200-fly in the preliminary round of the MAC Championships...earned season-best times in the 200-free and 500-free at the MAC Championships and posted a season-best time of 1:55.75 in the 200-fly.In High School: Swam for three years for the Middle Tennessee Home Education Hometown: Association Swim Team and the Nashville Aquatics Swim Team…reMurphreesboro, TN ceived Most Improved from Nashville Aquatics during the 2008-09 season and the Leadership Award during the 2006-07 and 2007- High School: Homeschool 08 seasons…helped his high school team to a ninth-place finish in Major: Athletic Training the 400 free relay and 13th in the 200 medley relay at the 2008 state championships.

Musselwhite

Mallet Reid

Hobbs, NM Hobbs Major: Communications

Hometown:

High School:

2010-11:

2010-11:

Placed 13th on 1-meter and 16th on the 3-meter at the MAC Championships...posted a season-best score of 253.2 on the 3-meter board at Western Kentucky...scored 260.48 on the 1-meter board against Saint Louis. At Hobbs: Four-time letterwinner for the swimming and diving team for the Eagles... set the district and school diving records in 2007 and 2008…placed second in the 2008 New Mexico State Dive Championship with 379.4 points… also took first in the 2008 Santa Fe Invitational with a score of 434.25 while taking the top spot at the 2008 district championships with 449.5 points…member of the National Honor Society.

Swam a season-best time in the 500-free in the preliminary heat at the MAC Championships...posted a seasonbest time of 54.77 in the 100-fly at the Delta State Invitational... owned the team’s fourth-fastest time in the 200-fly. At Jasper: Four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats… state qualifier and two-year captain…2007 sectional champions and 2007, 2008 and 2009 Big 8 C ­ onference Champions… earned Mental Attitude award freshman and sophomore year, Most Valuable Swimmer junior year and Outstanding Senior final year…holds school records in the 200 medley and 400 free relays…named Outstanding Academic Senior and member of National Honor Society.

Chris

Weisheit Hometown:

Jasper, IN Jasper

High School:

Major:

Mechanical Engineering


2011-2012 Newcomers Zachary

Ashton

Barrett

Bishop

Katy, TX High School: Katy Hometown:

Hometown:

Huntingtonburg, IN Southridge Major: Athletic Training

Major:

High School:

At Southridge: Four-time letterwinnner for the Raiders…holds the Southridge school record in the 200-medley relay, 200 IM, 200-freestyle relay, 100-backstroke and 400-freestyle relay…helped the Raiders set there PAC relay records…qualified for State both his junior and senior year… named team captain as a senior…winner of the mental attitude award…helped Southridge win four straight PAC titles and finish in the top three at sectionals all four years…also swam for the Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators, where he held multiple team records and qualified for both State and Zones.

Exercise Science

At Katy:

Four-time letterwinnner for the Tigers… Named as team captain of his high school squad… earned Texas 5-A all-district, region and state recognition in 2010…placed first in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2010 TISCA 5-A Regional championships…a member of Katy Aquatics…named a Gulf Southern Zone Finalist in the 50-free as well as a Gulf Swimming Senior Championship finalist.

Gabe

Vince Cecil

Hometown:

Lanesville, IN High School: Lanesville Major: Engineering

At Lanesville:Two-time letterwinner for the Eagles… named team captain of the swim team both his junior and senior year…helped Lanesville advance to sectionals in 2011, despite only have four members of the team…also earned letters in basketball, cross country, track and baseball...was the Eagles’ mascot for one year.

Carandang Hometown:

Vincennes, IN Higah School:

Indiana Academy Major: Exercise Science

At Indiana Academy:

Sophomore transfer... attended the Indiana Academy...lettered in swimming at Rivet High School…earned the team’s Mental Attitude Award.


Matthew

Garrett

Newland

Johnson

Hometown: Helotes, High School:

Cary, NC High School: Cary

TX

Hometown:

Louis D. Brandeis Major: Biology

In High School:

Earned four high school letters in swimming while in Texas, graduating from Louis D. Brandies High School…named District Swimmer of the Year…voted team MVP in 2009 and 2010…has broken numerous school records for the Broncos and is a two-time district champion in the 500free. In 2010, Johnson received all-state honorable mention in the 500-free…qualified for sectionals and nationals while swimming for the Alamo Area Aquatic Association…lived in Newburgh, Ind., for six years prior to his move to Texas, and began his swimming career with the Newburgh Sea Creatures... also lettered in water polo on year...uncle Reed Johnson played baseball and football at UE in 1980-85.

Major:

Mechanical Engineering

At Cary: Had career best times of 16:12.63 in the 1650-free and 4:45.52 in the 500-free for the Imps...member of the BSA, NESA and USAT

Nick

Davlantis Springfield, IL Springfield Major: Physics Hometown:

High School:

Jeremy Schroers

Hammond, IN Fork Union Military Academy Major: Political Science Hometown:

High School:

At Fork Union: Earned four letters in swimming for the Blue Devils…named to the all-conference team as a freshman, sophomore and junior…qualified for the state championship meet as a senior…won the Virginia State Independent School Championship in 2011… also lettered in track two years… received Academic Honors diploma upon graduation.

At Springfield: A three-year letterwinner for the Senators…finished 5th in the 100-backstroke at the 2011 sectional meet…helped Springfield claim the sectional and conference championships…also lettered in soccer and track.


Connor

Mark

Sprick

Smith

Evansville, IN Harrison Major: Chemistry

Hometown:

Hometown:

Vincennes, IN High School: Lincoln H.S./ Homeschool

High School:

Major:

Electrical Engineering

In High School:

Sophomore transfer form Vincennes University...only attended public school for one year, earning a letter in both swimming and track at Vincennes Lincoln high…won sectionals for the Alices and earned a berth to the state championships…graduated with honors.

At Harrison:

A four-year letterwinner at Harrison… team captain for the Warriors his senior year…notched first place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley at the 2010-11 Evansville City Meet… finished the season with a pair of Top-3 rankings in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, ending second in the league in the 100-breast and third in the 200-IM… led the Warriors to a seventh place finish at the 2011 SIAC sectionals, placing third in the 100-breast finish and fourth in the 200-IM…his third place time of 1:01.99 in the 100-breast came up just .5 seconds shy of a school record…a member of the Greater Evansville Aquatic Team (GREAT)…four-time State qualifier for the GREAT team and was a Zone qualifier in the summer of 2011.


2011-2012

Records & Awards WOMEN’S Record Holders

MEN’S Record Holders

Freestyle 50 Kim Dodson (01-02)................................. 22.89 100 Kim Dodson (01-02)................................. 50.44 200 Kim Dodson (01-02).............................. 1:49.53 500 Christina Schmidgall (10-11)................. 4:58.06 1000 Christina Schmidgall (08-09)............... 10:28.86 1650 Christina Schmidgall (08-09)............... 17:14.45

Freestyle 50 Dave Nel (01-02)....................................... 20.52 100 Nikola Kalabic (99-00).............................. 44.87 200 Nikola Kalabic (00-01)........................... 1:37.66 500 Andy Nicholson (99-00)......................... 4:35.72 1000 Phil Bradley (00-01)............................... 9:42.98 1650 Phil Bradley (00-01)............................. 16:13.04

Backstroke 100 Alex Howard (11-12)................................. 57.09 200 Erin Amason (01-02).............................. 2:04.07

Backstroke 100 Nikola Kalabic (98-99).............................. 48.88 200 Dave Nel (00-01).................................... 1:48.93

Breaststroke 100 Elzette Jordaan (98-99)......................... 1:04.35 200 Elzette Jordaan (98-99)*........................ 2:17.88

Breaststroke 100 Dave Nel (98-99)....................................... 56.48 200 Matt Green (00-01)................................ 2:05.80

Butterfly 100 Kelli Kirn (01-02)....................................... 56.69 200 Emily Tomes (00-01).............................. 2:04.55

Butterfly 100 Rob Maksimuk (06-07)............................. 49.22 200 Casey Morford (03-04).......................... 1:51.35

Individual Medley 200 Emily Tomes (00-01).............................. 2:05.72 400 Elzette Jordaan (98-99)......................... 4:28.30

Individual Medley 200 Dave Nel (00-01).................................... 1:50.94 400 Dave Nel (00-01).................................... 4:01.29

Medley 200 400

Medley 200 400

Relay Kelli Kirn, Jamie Davidson, Emily Tomes, Kim Dodson (00-01)........ 1:45.85 Alex Howard, Jill Enge, Michea Reinitz, Hannah Quast........................ 3:50.66

Relay Mark Richards, Dave Nel Mike Dennis, Nikola Kalaabic (99-00)............ 1:32.40 Mark Richards, Dave Nel, Darko Kermiciev, Nikola Kalabic (99-00).......... 3:23.53

Freestyle Relay 200 Michea Reinitz, Alex Howard, Anna Luecke, Hannah Quast (09-10)... 1:36.53 400 Kelli Kirn, Karen Sliozis, Emily Tomes, Kim Dodson (00-01)........ 3:28.40 800 Jamie Davidson, Karen Sliozis, Erin Amason, Emily Tomes (00-01)........ 7:40.88

Freestyle Relay 200 Dave Nel, Darko Kermiciev Scott Hobson, Nikola Kalabic (00-01)... 1:21.94 400 Scott Hobson, Dave Nel, Darko Kermiciev, Nikola Kalabic (01-02).......... 3:00.71 800 Dave Nel, Darko Kermiciev Scott Hobson, Nikola Kalabic (00-01)... 6:41.41

Diving 1M (6) Jennifer Childers (10-11)........................ 292.58 1M (11) Jennifer Childers (09-10)........................ 382.95 3M (6) Sadie Wells (09-10)............................... 297.20 3M (11) Ellen Miles (00-01).................................. 417.05­­­

Diving 1M (6) Brett Fox (95-96).................................... 311.16 1M (11) Tom Hendricks (75-76)........................... 504.40 3M (6) Andy Balczo (10-11)............................... 318.90 3M (11) Steve Wozniak (93-94)........................... 495.30


Swimmers of the Year Heartland Conference 1967: Ted Foland 1968: Robert Lodato 1972: Mike Rimroth 1974: Ed Hooker 1981: Jeff Wise 1982: Grant Gray 1983: Toby Wilcox 1984: Dale Seibt 1985: Andy Haas Midwestern Collegiate Conference Men 1983:  Toby Wilcox 1985: Andy Haas 1986: Andy Haas Women 1988: Brenda Hayes 1989: Kelley Watson 1991: Tricia Berger Missouri Valley Conference Men 2001: Nikola Kalabic Women 1997: Amy Boutwell 1998-99: Elzette Jordaan 1999-00: Kelli Kirn 2000-01: Kim Dodson 2001-02: Kim Dodson 2010-11: Sadie Wells (Co-Diver)

Coach of the Year Heartland Conference 1966: Jim Voorhees 1967: Jim Voorhees 1969: Richard Schleicher 1971: Richard Schleicher 1972: Richard Schleicher 1979: Jim Stahl 1980: Jim Stahl 1982: Dave Enzler 1983: Dave Enzler 1984: Dave Enzler 1985: Dave Enzler North Star Conference Women’s 1986: Dave Enzler Midwestern Collegiate Conference Men 1984: Dave Enzler 1985: Dave Enzler 1986: Dave Enzler 1987: Rob Lannerd 1990: Toby Wilcox 1991: Toby Wilcox Women 1987: Rob Lannerd

Missouri Valley Conference Men 1995: Toby Wilcox 1998: Brad Szurgot (diving) 2000: Clark Campbell 2006: Rickey Perkins Women 1999-00: Clark Campbell 1995: Toby Wilcox 2009: Rickey Perkins­ 2011: Eric Blevins (2011)

All-Missouri Valley Conference *Earned Swimmer of the Year Honors Men 1994: Mike McCulloch, Steve Wozniak 1995: Brett Fox 1997: Mike Dennis, Mark Richards 1999: Nikola Kalabic, Darko Kermiciev, Dave Nel, Andy Nicholson, Mark Richards 2000: Nikola Kalabic, Darko Kermiciev, Mark Richards, Dave Nel, Andy Nich­olson, Steve Schumacher 2001: Phil Bradley, Yaron Brill, Andrew Frost, Matt Green, Scott Hobson, Nikola Kalabic*, Darko Kermiciev, Mike Loner­­gan, Casey Morford, Matt Munz, Dave Nel 2002: Scott Hobson, Nikola Kalabic, Darko Kermiciev, Casey Morford, Dave Nel 2003: Greg Cissell, Mike Tomes, Derek Zehr Women 1994: Tanya Coyle, Cindy Reed 1995: Amy Boutwell, Tanya Coyle, Cindy Reed 1996: Amy Boutwell, Annette Olsson, Cindy Reed, Kim Wisowaty 1997: Amy Boutwell*, Carrie Gerke, Cindy Reed 1999: Joni Davidson, Elzette Jordaan*, Angela Wakefield 2000: Joni Davidson, Jamie Davidson, Kim Dodson, Emily Ferguson, Carrie Galtrey,Carrie Gerke, Kelli Kern*, Angela Wakefield, Kim Wisowaty

2001: Erin Amason, Joni Davidson, Jamie Davidson, Peggy DeGroot, Kim Dodson*, Carrie Galtrey, Carrie Gerke, Kelli Kern, Lisa Kramer, Ellen Miles, Sam Seigfried, Karen Sliozis, Emily Tomes 2002: Erin Amason, Joni Davidson, Ja mie Davidson, Kim Dodson*, Krystal Freels,Kelli Kern, Ellen Miles, Emily Tomes 2003: Meg Harvey, Kelli Kern, Ellen Miles, Emily Tomes 2004: Asuka Bunazawa, Emily Tomes 2005: Megan Allen, Taryn Brelage, Melissa Dietz, Cari Kauffman, Allison Knuth, Corinne Murphy 2006: Allison Knuth 2007: Blair Bosta, Allison Knuth, Corinne Murphy 2008: Kristyn Benter, Jennifer Childers, Christina Schmidgall, Kaitlyn Sluka, Nicole Uhrin 2009: Hannah Quast, Christina Schmidgall, Alex Howard, Kassandra Beseau 2010: Michea Reinitz, Jill Enge, Phoebe, Hodina, Alex Howard, Hannah Quast, Sadie Wells 2011: Jenn Childers, Alex Howard, Michea Reinitz, Christina Schmidgall, Sadie Wells*

MVC Swimmer/Diver of the Week *As of 2010-11 Season 2010-11: Sadie Wells (10/12), Sadie Wells (10/19), Sadie Wells (11/9), Jenn Childers (9/23), Sadie Wells (12/7), Alex Howard (1/18), Jenn Childers (2/1), Sadie Wells (2/8)

MAC Swimmer of the Week *As of 2010-11 Season 2010-11: Andy Balczo (10/20), Alex Seward (11/3)

Amy Boutwell 1997 MVC Swimmer Of The Year


Missouri Valley Conference

All-Centennial Team Men Women Nikola Kalabic Amy Boutwell Darko Karmicev Jamie Davidson Dave Nel Joni Davidson Mark Richards Kim Dodson Carrie Gerke Elzette Jordaan Kelli Kim Ellen Miles Cindy Reed Emily Tomes

Nikola Kalabic

Kim Dodson

COLLEGE DIVISION ALL-AMERICANS 1964: Terry Foran, Paul Jensen, Richard Schleicher 1965: James Almon, Michael Enlow, Terry Foran, Paul Jensen, Brian Rathke, Richard Schleicher, Tom Wolff 1966: Tom DeFur, Michael Enlow, Theodore Foland, Brian Rathke, Blanchard Schearer, Ronald Watson, Neil Will, Tom Wolff 1967: Steve Allen, Gordon Bryant, Theodore Foland, James Lilligan, Brian Rathke, Blanchard Schearer, Tom Wolff 1968: Gordon Bryant 1969: Gordon Bryant, Charles Jones, Robert Ladato, Kenneth Miller, Glen Phillips 1970: Stefan Cooke, Charles Jones, Robert Lodato, Kenneth Miller 1971: Bruce Brink, William Bruns 1972: William Bruns 1973: Steve Claus, Edward Hooker, Bruce Thomas 1974: Steve Claus, Edward Hooker, Russel Page 1975: Edward Hooker 1977: Thomas Henrichs

OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFIERS Men: 1996: Nikola Kalabic (Yugoslavia) 2000: Nikola Kalabic (Yugoslavia)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS Women:

2000: Kim Dodson (50-, 100-free) 2001: Kim Dodson (50-, 100-, 200-free)

UE Hall Of Fame Members Name Year Inducted Gordan Bryant 1976-77 Robert Lodato 1977-78 Ted Foland 1983-84 Ed Hooker 1990-91 Tom Wolff 1991-92 Richard Schleicher 1992-93 Jerry Foran 1994-95 Jim Voorhees (coach) 1995-96 Paul Jenson 1998-99 Andy Hass 2006-07 Dave Nel 2008-09 Dave Enzler 2008-09 Kim Dodson-Bolin 2010-11 Kelly Watson-Young 2010-11


Academic Awards MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Men 1995: 1997: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003:

Matt Goodman Brian Diaz, Michael Franklin, Matt Green, Mike Luber, Mike McCulloch, Ben Russell, Steve Schumacher, David Summerville Mike Dennis, Mark Richards David Franklin, Nikola Kalabic, Dave Nel, Mark Richards David Franklin, Nikola Kalabic, Mike McCulloch, Casey Morford Greg Cissell

Women 1995: Karen Allgeier, Beverly Patterson, Cindy Reed 1996: Amy Boutwell, Megan Kelley, Beverly Patterson, Cindy Reed, Dawn Tempel 1997: Emily Ferguson, Lindsey Fergu son, Marsha Fletcher, Beverly Patterson, Dawn Tempel, Kim Wisowaty 2000: Amy Boutwell, Kelly French, Rachael Smith 2001: Kim Wisowaty, Karen Sliozis, Rachael Smith 2002: Erin Amason, Jamie Davidson, Peggy DeGroot, Kim Dodson, Kelli Kirn, Ellen Miles, Karen Sliozis 2003: Jamie Davidson, Melissa Dietz, Kelli Kirn, Ellen Miles 2004: Blair Bosta, Katie Busse, Melissa Dietz, Ellen Miles, Sarah Phelps 2005: Blair Bosta, Katie Busse, Melissa Dietz, Sarah Phelps 2006: Katie Busse, Ashlie Heck, Cari Kaufmann, Sarah Phelps, Nicole Uhrin 2007: Blair Bosta, Katie Busse, Cari Kaufmann, Allison Knuth, Corinne Murphy, Nicole Uhrin 2008: Anna Luecke, Ady Sekely, Nicole Uhrin 2009: Anna Luecke, Ady Sekely, Annie Shackelford, Christina Schmidgall, Kaitlyn Sluka, Diane Threlkeld 2010: Alex Howard, Valerie Jones, Anna Luecke, Christina Schmidgall, Ady Sekely, Annie Shackelford, Kaitlyn Sluka, Alex Spata, Diane ­Threlkeld­

2011: Christina Schmidgall, Valerie Jones, Annie Shackelford, Jill Enge, Alex Spata, Phoebe Hodina, Merri Schmitt, Alex Howard, Jennifer Childers, Sadie Wells

Academic All-MAC 2010: 2011:

Andy Balczo, Colin Gray Andy Balczo, Colin Gray, Kyle Tieman (honorable mention)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA 2004: Ellen Miles, 2nd Team Women’s At-Large

ESPN/CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2009: 2010:

Christina Schmidgall, 2nd Team Women’s At-Large Colin Gray, 1st Team Men’s At- Large, Christina Schmidgall, 2nd Team Women’s At-Large

CAPITAL ONE/COSIDA ALL-AMERICA 2011:

Christina Schmidgall, 1st-Team Women’s At-Large, Colin Gray, 1st -Team Men’s At-Large

MVC Elite 18 Award 2011:

Christina Schmidgall

CSCAA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Women—Individual 2000: Kim Dodson 2001: Kim Dodson

Colin Gray and Christina Schmidgall became the newest UE Acadmic All-American selections last season. Christina graduated with a 4.0 in athletic training. Colin currently holds a 4.0 as a senior mathematics major.

CSCAA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA Team Awards Men­—Team (based on semesters) Fall 1998 Spring 1999 Fall 1999 Spring 2000 Fall 2000 Spring 2001 Fall 2001 Spring 2002­—1st in the nation Fall 2002 Spring 2003 Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Women—Team (based on semesters) Fall 1998 Spring 1999 Fall 1999 Spring 2000 Fall 2000 Spring 2001 Fall 2001 Spring 2002 Fall 2002 Spring 2003 Fall 2003 Spring 2004 Fall 2004 Spring 2005 Fall 2005 Spring 2006 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011

Colin Gray Christina Schmidgall 2011 CoSIDA 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American Academic All-American

2011-12 University of Evansville Swimming & Diving Yearbook  

2011-12 University of Evansville Swimming & Diving Yearbook

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