Seven from Calvin Named to All-MIAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Team - Klaasen Named Most Valuable
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Seven members of the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team have received All-MIAA honors. It marks the second-highest single-season total in Calvin swimming and diving history.
Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin are senior Rachel Bos, juniors Rachel Colasurdo, Stephanie Fox, Elizabeth Counsell, Samantha Klaasen and freshmen Erika Waugh and Kathryn Wrobel.
Bos (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) is receiving All-MIAA honors for the second time in her career. She was a big point producer for Calvin at the conference meet last weekend, placing seventh in the 50 freestyle, third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 freestyle. She also swam legs on Calvin’s first place 200 freestyle relay team.
Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA/Home Schooled) is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time. She was also a big point producer for Calvin last weekend, placing second in the 100 butterfly, fifth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 200 butterfly while also swimming on Calvin’s first place 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams.
Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) meanwhile is receiving All-MIAA honors for the third straight year. She repeated as league champion last weekend in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke events while also placing seventh in the 500 freestyle and swimming a leg of Calvin’s winning 200 medley relay.
Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) is receiving All-MIAA accolades for the second straight year. At the MIAA Championships, she placed second in the 200 IM and 200 freestyle, third in the 100 freestyle and swam on Calvin’s first place 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams.
Like Fox, Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) is receiving All-MIAA honors for the second straight year. At the MIAA Championships, Klaasen repeated as MIAA champion on the one-meter diving board while placing second on the three-meter board. At the conclusion of the meet, she was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver for the second straight year. It marks the sixth time in eight years that Calvin has had an individual receive MIAA Most Valuable Diver honors on the women’s side.
Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS) was a key contributor for Calvin in her first year as a collegiate swimmer. At the MIAA Championships, she third in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle and second in the 1,650 freestyle.
Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS) had a big weekend as well, winning the MIAA title in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.42. In the morning prelims, she established a new Calvin record time of 2:06.29, breaking the previous Calvin record of 2:07.56 set by Monica Bressler in 2009. She also placed second in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 500 freestyle and was a member of Calvin’s first place 200 medley relay team.
At the MIAA Championships, Calvin took first place with a team score of 803.5 points, finishing 143.5 points ahead of second place Hope. The first place finish allowed Calvin to capture its eighth straight MIAA title including its 10th league crown in the last 12 years.