Ohio sophomore swimmer Haley Clark earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention for the first time in her career.
April 30, 2014
2013-14 Academic All-MAC Release
CLEVELAND - Ohio University senior divers Kristin Capcik (Milwaukee, Wis.) and MaryRose Hillstrom (Dimondale, Mich.) have earned 2014 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team selection while sophomore swimmer Haley Clark (College Station, Texas), junior swimmer Michelle Gasior (Louisville, Ky.) and junior diver Morgan Srail (Avon Lake, Ohio) garnered 2014 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday (April 30).
Capcik and Hillstrom earned Academic All-MAC recognition for the third time in their careers while Srail and Gasior each received Honorable Mention for the second time. Hillstrom is one of just two members of the Academic All-MAC Team to sport a 4.0 GPA.
Capcik, a bios pre-professional major with a 3.938 GPA, owned the conference's second-best one-meter dive score (304.95) and the third-best three-meter dive score (327.38) during the 2013-14 regular season. She qualified for the NCAA Zone C Championships in both the one-meter and three-meter dives for the third time in her career, The senior posted a score of 265.65 in the preliminary round of the one-meter dive at NCAA Zones to qualify for the finals, where she tallied a final total of 503.65 to take 18th. Capcik finished 23rd in the three-meter dive prelims at NCAA Zones by posting a score 261.15. Capcik placed sixth with a score of 267.85 in the one-meter dive prelims at the MAC Championships, then claimed third with a 300.15 in the finals. She posted a score of 321.15 to take second in the three-meter dive prelims at the MAC Championships, then recorded a score of 323.05 to take fifth in the finals.
Hillstrom an integrated mathematics studies major with a 4.000 GPA, owned the conference's fourth-best one-meter dive score (291.97) and the third-best three-meter dive score (281.18) during the regular season. She qualified for the NCAA Zone C Championships in both the one-meter and three-meter dives for the fourth time in her career. Hillstrom took 29th in the one-meter dive at NCAA Zones with a 237.05 in the prelim and claimed 29th in the three-meter dive with a score of 241.75. The senior placed seventh in the prelim round of the one-meter dive at the MAC Championships, totaling a 262.55 before finishing sixth in the finals with a 262.50. She finished fourth in the three-meter dive prelims at the MAC Championships with a season-best score of 304.05, then placed sixth in the finals with a 293.75.
Clark, a biological sciences major with a 3.585 GPA, owned the conference's second-best times in the 50-yard freestyle (23.43), 100-yard freestyle (51.40) and 100-yard butterfly (55.46) as well as the fifth-best time in the 100-yard backstroke (56.86) during the regular season. She received Second Team All-MAC laurels after swimming her way into the consolation finals at the MAC Championships, earning a season-best 23.33 in the 50-yard freestyle prelims. The sophomore continued on to swim a 23.43 in the finals, earning 10th. Clark took eighth in the 100 fly prelims at the MAC Championships with a season-best time of 55.37 to qualify for the finals, where she finished eighth in 55.93.
Gasior, a pre-exercise physiology major with a 3.219 GPA, owned the conference's third-best time in the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.67) and sixth-best time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.86) during the regular season.
Srail, a pre-exercise physiology major with a 3.267 GPA, recorded a school-record score of 339.05 to capture the 2014 MAC title in the three-meter dive. She garnered First Team All-MAC honors as she captured her first career conference crown, becoming the first Bobcat to win the MAC three-meter dive title since Dayna Green achieved the feat in 1987. The junior qualified for NCAA Zone C Championships in both the one-meter and three-meter dives for the second time in her career. She recorded a 233.40 in the prelim of the one-meter dive to place 38th at NCAA Zones and placed 20th in the three-meter dive with a score of 266.90 in the preliminary. Srail owned the conference's second-best three-meter dive score (328.50) and the third-best one-meter dive score (300.10) during the regular season.
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.