Women’s Swimming & Diving Collects School Record 10 All-MIAA Selections

Women’s Swimming & Diving Collects School Record 10 All-MIAA Selections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's swimming & diving team had 10 athletes claim All-MIAA accolades on Wednesday afternoon. Calvin won its 14th -straight MIAA title on Saturday at the Venema Aquatic Center with 929 points, 184 points ahead of Hope in second place. The previous school record was nine selections in 2006.

Sarah Bradley – A senior from Wheaton, Illinois, Bradley is earning All-MIAA honors for the third-straight year. Bradley claimed the MIAA title on the 1-meter boards with a score of 453.60 points. She finished her MIAA diving career with three titles.

Hannah Chao – A freshman from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Chao is claiming her first-ever All-MIAA honor. Chao led off the 200-yard medley relay that finished first on Friday evening. She also finished third in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:09.98, third in the 100-yard backstroke at 57.31 and fourth in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:06.33.

Libby Engle – A sophomore from Troy, Michigan, Engle is picking up her first All-MIAA selection. Engle was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle and the MIAA and Calvin school record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relays at the MIAA Championships. She also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle at 52.38, fourth in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:53.63 and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:11.70.

Emily Gunderson – A sophomore from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has claimed All-MIAA honors for the second time in her career at Calvin. She was the leadoff swimmer in the winning 200-yard freestyle relay that broke the school and MIAA record. Gunderson also clocked in a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at 23.79, finished in third in the 100-yard butterfly at 57.78 and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle at 53.44.

Rachel Mattson – A senior from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mattson is on the All-MIAA team for the third-straight year. She was a member of three MIAA champion relays, in the 200-yard medley relay and in the 400-yard freestyle relay. She also swam the record leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay that broke the MIAA and school record. She earned fourth-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.48) and in the50-yard freestyle at 24.03. She also touched the wall at 53.01 in the 100-yard freestyle to finish fifth.

Kendall Murphy – A junior from Modesto, California, is claiming an All-MIAA title for the second time in her career. Murphy recorded a second-place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle at 17:44.83. She also grabbed the bronze medal in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:06.60 and a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:54.98.

Anna Serino – A junior from Pinckney, Michigan, Serino is grabbing All-MIAA honors for the third-straight year. Serino helped close the championship meet with a first-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. She also swam the second leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay that smashed the MIAA and Calvin record. Serino grabbed a trio of silver medals at the MIAA championships in the 400-yard medley relay, the 500-yard freestyle at 5:04.75 and the 200-yard freestyle at 1:51.55. She also took home a bronze medal for her performance in the 1650-yard freestyle at 17:51.18.

Madelyn Smith – A junior from Allegan, Michigan, is being named to the All-MIAA team for the second-straight year. Smith started off the MIAA record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relay at the MIAA Championships and also was the third swimmer in the winning 200-yard freestyle relay, that also broke the MIAA record. She also finished in third place in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:53.36. Smith also recorded fourth-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle (5:09.30) and 100-yard freestyle at 52.51.

Abby Van Harn – A senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Harn is claiming All-MIAA honors for the fourth-straight year. Van Harn had a stellar performance at the MIAA Championships, where she claimed the Most Valuable Swimmer honors for the second-straight year with three individual victories in the 50-yard freestyle (23.35), 100-yard freestyle (50.04). She also swam in victorious relays in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.79) and was on four victorious relay teams in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 200-yard medley relay, the 400-yard freestyle relay and in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay broke the MIAA and school records. Individually, she broke the MIAA and school record in the 100-yard freestyle and the MIAA 50-yard freestyle record. Van Harn finished her Calvin career with 22 first-place medals, with 10 individual titles and 12 relay titles.

Abbey Wellman – A sophomore from Crown Point, Indiana, is an All-MIAA selection for the first time in her career. Wellman led off the 400-yard medley relay that placed second at 3:55.07. She was also the bronze medalist in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:05.93. The Calvin sophomore finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke at 57.78 and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley at 2:13.02.

2018 All-MIAA Selections

Swimming
Hannah Chao, Calvin
Rileigh Eding, Albion
Erin Emmert, Hope
Libby Engle, Calvin
Ana Paula Montes de Oca, Olivet
Paula Nolte, Hope
Chloe Palajac, Hope
Meghan Peel, Hope
Molly Roberts, Kalamazoo
Emma Schaefer, Hope
Anna Serino, Calvin
Abby Van Harn, Calvin (MVP)
 
Diving 
Nicki Bailey, Kalamazoo (MVP)
Madeline Woods, Kalamazoo