With final academic markings completed for the 2008-09 academic year, a number of Amherst College student-athletes have received national recognition for their achievements in the classroom. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) each named their 2008-09 Scholar All-Americans last week, with over a dozen Lord Jeffs grabbing honors.
Amherst College diver Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) has been named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each placed fifth at the NCAA Division III Championships, which began this past Wednesday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Lord Jeffs won three individual titles during the four-day championship, while Kenyon College repeated as team champions on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Amherst College was led by a pair of top-10 finishes in the 800-yard freestyle relay races on day three of the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day championship event hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center concludes on Saturday.
Sophomore Kendra Stern (Albuquerque, NM) was crowned a national champion in the 200-yard freestyle for the second time in as many years to lead Amherst College on day two of the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event, which is hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, continues on Friday.
Sophomore Alex Fraser (Willowbrook, IL) set a national record in the 500-yard freestyle to lead Amherst College in day one of the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Lord Jeffs will resume the four-day championships on Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.
Amherst College is sending 20 student-athletes to the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held at the University of Minnesota’s University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Hosted by Macalester College, the national championships are set to begin Wednesday, Mar. 18 and conclude Saturday, Mar. 21.
The NESCAC announced today the members of the 2008-09 Men’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team, with the top three finishers in each event at the 2009 NESCAC Championship receiving All-Conference recognition. Eleven Amherst College student-athletes earned the honor, as the Lord Jeffs finished third at this past weekend’s championship meet.
The 2009 NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Sunday evening at the Wesleyan University Natatorium, with Amherst College placing third behind runner-up Tufts University and eight-time conference champion Williams College.
Championship season is set to begin for the Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team, as the Lord Jeffs will hit the road for this weekend’s NESCAC Championships. The three-day event begins Friday, Feb. 27 with preliminary heats in the morning and championship races in the evening at the Wesleyan University Natatorium.
The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each picked up a win at Springfield College to wrap up the 2008-09 dual meet season. The Lord Jeffs will return to action for the 2009 NESCAC Championships, which begin Friday, Feb. 27, at Wesleyan University for the men and Friday, Feb. 20, at Bowdoin College for the women.
Amherst College first-year Ryan Lichtenfels (McLean, VA) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for his outstanding performance this past weekend in a dual meet against MIT.
The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team suffered a 172-119 loss to MIT Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool, marking the Lord Jeffs’ first setback of the season. Amherst will travel to take on Springfield College Saturday, Feb. 7, in its final dual meet.
The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team improved to 6-0 in dual meets this season with a 144-92 victory over Union College Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool. The Lord Jeffs will return to action Sunday, Feb. 1, when they host MIT at 1 p.m.
Amherst College senior Christian Witzke (Jacksonville, FL) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to their first victory over archrival Williams College since 2004.
The Amherst College men's and women's swimming and diving teams each picked up a commanding win at Middlebury College on Saturday, December 6th. The Lord Jeff women defeated the Panthers 170-126, while the men's team grabbed a 176.5-110.5 victory.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued their impressive opening weekend with big wins over Little Three rival Wesleyan University. The women’s team won by a score of 132-89 while the men’s team took home a 127-108 win.
The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their seasons against NESCAC foe Colby College on Saturday, November 22. The women’s team earned a 163-125 win while the men’s team won by a score of 145-118.
Amherst’s dual meet season began with four consecutive wins, highlighted by a dominant 193-98 victory over Middlebury in the home opener and a 201-97 victory at Hamilton. The Lord Jeffs alternated wins and losses in the backend of the season to move to 6-2 heading into the NESCAC Championships, where they placed third with 1,390 points behind Tufts (1,480) and Williams (1,860). Amherst took home four individual titles at the conference championships, setting two meet records and one pool record along the way.
On Thursday Nov. 6, the Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will join more than 90 colleges, high schools and club teams across the nation in the Third Annual “Hour of Power” Relay for cancer research. Swum at each participating team’s home pool at 5 p.m. (EST), the event features one hour of continuous sprint relays, with more than 5,000 athletes swimming simultaneously across the country.