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Capcik and Funk Earn Spots on S&D Academic All-MAC Team

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April 16, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio – Kristin Capcik (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Lauren Funk (Springfield, Ohio) have been named to the Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team, the league office announced on Tuesday. These two Bobcats are joined by five teammates who were also recognized by the MAC as having earned Honorable Mention status.

Funk earned Second Team All-MAC recognition at this year’s league championships after recording one title and two top-three finishes. Capcik had a solid week at the championships as well, placing fifth and 11th from the three-meter and one-meter diving boards, respectively.

Alexa Gordish (North Canton, Ohio), MaryRose Hillstrom (Dimondale, Mich.), Michelle Gasior (Louisville, Ky.), Morgan Sprosty (Irvine, Calif.), and Morgan Srail (Avon Lake, Ohio) joined Capcik and Funk in receiving honors from the league office Tuesday, as they were selected as Honorable Mention recipients by the MAC.

For a detailed profile on each of the seven Bobcats, please see below:

Kristin Capcik | Junior | 3.963 GPA | Bios Pre-Professional
Placed fifth from the three-meter diving board at the MAC Championships … Placed 11th from the one-meter diving board at the MAC Championships … Placed 24th at the NCAA Zone Championships from the three-meter board … Finished 32nd at the NCAA Zone Championships from the one-meter board … Earned five first-place finishes throughout the season at dual meets and invitationals …  Set a new Ohio program record from the three-meter board with a score of 337.35 … Set the second-best score in program history from the one-meter board, scoring 312.90.

Lauren Funk | Senior | 3.283 GPA | Interior Architecture
Placed first at the MAC Championships in the 200 Medley Relay, setting a new MAC record in the process … Earned second at the MAC Championships in the 200 Freestyle Relay … Earned third at the MAC Championships in the 400 Freestyle Relay and the 50 Freestyle … Placed fourth at the MAC Championships in the 400 Medley Relay … Placed fifth at the MAC Championships in the 100 Freestyle … Earned 22nd in the preliminary round of the 100 Breaststroke at the MAC Championships … Earned 16 first-place finishes during the season at dual meets and invitationals … Earned an astounding 37 top-three finishes during the season at dual meets and invitationals … Set the fastest time in program history in the 200 Medley Relay (1:39.87) … Set the sixth-fastest time in program history in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:30.46) … Set the third-fastest time in program history in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:23.19) … Set the third-fastest time in program history in the 400 Medley Relay (3:42.81).

Alexa Gordish | Senior | 3.302 GPA | Journalism – News and Information
Competed for the Bobcats in dual meets against Eastern Michigan, Ohio State, Denison, Xavier, Toledo, Youngstown State, Miami, and Youngstown State … Earned two top-five finishes during the season … Earned her best score from the one-meter board (217.34) in a dual meet against Ohio State on Nov. 10 … Scored her best mark of the season from the three-meter board (240.10) during the November Patriot Invitational.

MaryRose Hillstrom | Redshirt Junior | 3.815 GPA | Integrated Mathematics (Mathematics minor)
Placed ninth from both the one and three-meter boards at the MAC Championships … Qualified out of the preliminary round at the NCAA Zone Championships from the one-meter board, ultimately placing 16th in the final round … Placed 32nd from the three-meter board at the NCAA Zone Championships … Earned 12 top-three finishes at dual meets and invitationals throughout the season … Recorded Ohio’s fifth-highest score in program history from the three-meter board with a mark of 318.10.

Michelle Gasior | Sophomore | 3.392 GPA | Pre-Exercise Physiology
Placed fifth in the 800 Freestyle Relay (7:27.13) at the MAC Championships … Earned 12th at the MAC Championships in the 200 Butterfly (2:03.77) … Placed 14th at the MAC Championships in the 200 Freestyle (1:52.53) … Earned first in the 50 Free (25.38) against Xavier on Feb. 1 … Earned first in the 200 Butterfly (2:07.51) at Denison on Jan. 12 … Placed first in the 800 Freestyle Relay (7:35.06) at the November Patriot Invitational … Earned 17 top-three finishes at dual meets and invitationals throughout the season.

Morgan Sprosty | Junior | 3.498 GPA | Communication Studies
Placed 23rd in the preliminary round of the 100 Fly at the MAC Championships … Finished 30th in the preliminary round of the 100 Backstroke at the MAC Championships … Earned two first-place finishes throughout the season at dual meets and invitationals … Earned 10 top-three finishes throughout the season at dual meets and invitationals.

Morgan Srail | Sophomore| 3.378 GPA | Pre-Exercise Physiology
Placed fourth from the one-meter board (299.40) at the MAC Championships … Placed sixth from the three-meter board (321.35) at the MAC Championships … Earned 23rd from the three-meter board (256.25) at the NCAA Zone Championships … Placed 27th from the one-meter board (244.70) at the NCAA Zone Championships … Recorded the fifth-highest score from the one-meter board in Ohio program history (299.40) … Earned six first-place finishes at dual meets and invitationals during the season … Finished within the top three on 18 occasions during the 2012-13 season.

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The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.

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