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Andrea Criscuolo
Position: Butterfly/Backstroke
Year: Senior
City/State: Point Pleasant, N.J.
High School: Point Pleasant
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As a senior:

  • Ranked fifth in overall points earned at the CAA Championship meet
  • Finished first in the 100 butterfly (53.68) and 200 butterfly (1:58.92) at the CAA Championships while setting a school record in both
  • Placed third and set the JMU all-time record in the 100 backstroke (55.18) at the CAA Championships
  • Helped her team set the school record in the 400 freestyle relay (3:40.53) in a second-place finish at the CAA Championships.
  • Helped her team place second in the 200 medley relay (3:40.53) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • Helped her team win the 400 medley relay (3:40.53) at the CAA Championships in a school-record time.

As a junior:

  • CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention
  • Three top-four finishes in 200 backstroke including her season best time of 2:12.19 against American/Georgetown/VMI
  • Won 100 backstroke (1:00.10) against American/Georgetown/VMI
  • Finished 2nd in 200 butterfly (2:05.54) against Rutgers
  • Placed 5th in 100 backstroke (55.73) and 3rd in the 100 butterfly (54.64) at CAA Championships
  • Placed 3rd and set the JMU all-time record in the 200 butterfly (2:00.24) at the CAA Championships
  • Helped her team win the 400 medley relay (3:40.53) at the CAA Championships in the fastest time in school history.
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2012
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient

 

As a sophomore:

  • Mid-Major All-American by CollegeSwimming.com
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Ranked tied for 17th in overall points earned (34) at the CAA Championship meet
  • All-CAA in the 100 butterfly after finishing second at the CAA Championships with a school-record setting time of 54.55
  • All-CAA in the 200 butterfly after finishing third with a school-record setting time of 2:00.43
  • Part of All-CAA 200 medley relay team that finished third at the CAA Championships with a school-record time of 1:41.07
  • Part of 400 medley relay team that finished fifth at the CAA Championships with a school-record time of 3:44.20

As a freshman:

  • Mid-Major All-American by CollegeSwimming.com
  • CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year
  • Ranked ninth in overall points earned at the CAA Championship meet
  • Placed second to earn All-CAA honors in the 100 butterfly (55.20) at the CAA Championships while posting the second-best time in JMU history
  • Fourth in a JMU record-breaking 200 butterfly (2:00.67) at the CAA Championships with an NCAA B cut time
  • Placed fifth and broke JMU record in the 100 backstroke (56.30)
  • Helped her team place fifth in a JMU record-breaking 400 medley relay (3:46.43) at the CAA Championships
  • Helped her team place fourth in a JMU record-breaking 200 medley relay while reaching the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, the first for a relay in program history,at the CAA Championships (1:42.57)

Before JMU:

  • Four-year team MVP
  • As a junior, National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American
  • Junior National participant
  • 2008 New Jersey Swimmer of the Year by Newark Star Ledger
  • 2008 Swimmer of the Year by Asbury Park Press
  • Conference champion in 100 fly
  • County champion in 100 fly and 100 back with county record in back
  • First Team All-Conference
  • Second Team All-State
  • Two time First Team All-County and All-Shore Conference
  • Shore Conference champion in 100 fly and 100 back
  • As a freshman, state finalist (top 16) in 100 back and 100 fly
  • 100 fly Ocean County record

 

Getting to know Andrea...

Name: Andrea Criscuolo
Hometown:  Pt. Pleasant, N.J.
High School:  Pt. Pleasant Borough
Parents' names: Cheryl and Paul Criscuolo
Siblings' names and ages:  Julie (twin) 18, Melissa 16, Paul 14


Why did you choose JMU?
It's beautiful, has good sports, and I got a scholarship to swim here.  JMU has great academics and offers a lot of different majors and opportunities.  It seems like the perfect college to be at.

What is your major? 
Undecided as of now

What do you enjoy most about JMU Swimming and Diving?
I will soon find out =)

What are your goals for this season?
To imnprove my times and make it to CAA finals

What are your favorite things about JMU?  Everything.  The campus is pretty, everyone is so friendly, there is a lot of school spirit, and I have only heard good things about JMU.

What are your favorite:
          
Foods:  Pastas, chicken, bread, nachos, cereal         TV Shows:  Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Wife and Kids, America's Next Top Model, Top Chef, How Do I Look, Who's Wedding Is It Anyway, and a lot more.
        Music:  All kinds except scream (it's so weird)

What do you want to do after college?
Get a good job

What is your favorite event and why?
100 fly and 100 back.  They are not too long, not too short.  I like sprinting.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, going to the beach in the summer, and watching movies

The best part of your day at JMU is...
Probably finishing a hard swim practice then getting to rest.