Calvin Lands Five on All-MIAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Team - Rookus MIAA Most Valuable Swimmer
Friday, February 21, 2014
Five members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA accolades led by sophomore Michaela Rookus who has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer. Rookus is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s swimming history to be named the league’s Most Valuable Swimmer, joining Katie Nagelkirk (2002 & 2003), Rebekah Weima (2004-2007), Emily Roberts (2009), Maggie Vail (2010) and Elizabeth Counsell (2011). Calvin’s Erica Deur (2006-2009) and Samantha Klaasen (2011-2013) have also received MIAA Most Valuable Diver honors from Calvin.
Joining Rookus on the All-MIAA women’s swimming and diving team from Calvin are sophomore Sarah Roth and juniors Lexi Scott, Erika Waugh and Kathryn Wrobel.
Following are bios of the All-MIAA honorees from Calvin:
MICHAELA ROOKUS - (HUDSONVILLE/HUDSONVILLE HS) - Rookus is making her second consecutive appearance on the All-MIAA team. At the MIAA Championships, she was a three-time event champion, winning the 200 IM (2:07.62), 100 breaststroke (1:05.31) and 100 freestyle (52.00). She was also a part of Calvin’s MIAA championship 400 medley relay team that clocked in with a time of 1:46.66.
SARAH ROTH - (BRIGHTON/BRIGHTON HS) - Roth is making her second straight appearance on the All-MIAA team. A diver, Roth placed second on the three-meter diving board (432.80) and seventh on the one-metet board (342.65). She has already qualified for the upcoming NCAA III Diving Regional at Denison University next weekend.
LEXI SCOTTT - (RICHMOND, IN/RICHMOND HS) - Scott is making her first appearance on the All-MIAA team. She was a key point producer for Calvin last weekend at the MIAA Championships. She placed second in the 200 IM (2:09.11), third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.16) and second in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.28). She was also a part of Calvin’s 400 medley relay team that was second in 3:52.90.
ERIKA WAUGH - (BERNE, IN/SOUTH ADAMS HS) - Waugh is making her third consecutive appearance on the All-MIAA team. Waugh had a record-breaking weekend at the MIAA Championships last weekend, winning the 200 backstroke in an MIAA and school record time of 2:03.49. She also placed second in the 100 backstroke (57.85). Earlier in the meet as the leadoff leg of Calvin’s 400 medley relay team, she set a new Calvin record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.44. She also placed fourth in the 200 IM (2:10.00) and swam the leadoff leg of Calvin’s MIAA championship 800 freestyle relay team, clocking an opening split of 1:55.07. She also led off Calvin’s MIAA championship 200 medley relay team.
KATHRYN WROBEL - (ARDEN HILLS, MN/MOUNDS VIEW HS) - Wrobel is also making her third consecutive appearance on the All-MIAA team. She was also a key point producer last weekend at the MIAA Championships, placing fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:11.10), second in the 200 freestlyle (1:56.13) and third in the 1,650 freestyle (17:42.40). She also swam on Calvin’s first place 800 freestyle relay team as well as on its first place 200 medley relay team and second place 400 freestyle relay team.
This past weekend at the MIAA Championships, the Calvin women’s team captured its 10th consecutive MIAA title, taking first place at the MIAA Championships with a team score of 805 points. Calvin’s current championship streak matches the longest conference championship streak in MIAA women’s swimming and diving history.