SOMERS, Wisc., May 2, 2011 – Four James Madison swimmers were honored on the Mid-Major All-America team as honorable mentions as announced by CollegeSwimming.com on Monday. Sophomore Andrea Criscuolo (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant) received the honor for the second straight year, and was joined on the team by junior Eva Hannesdottir (Seltjarnarnes, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn) and freshmen Shannon Dubay (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) and Morgan Johnson (Woodstock, Ga./Woodstock).
"We are very excited to be recognized at this level," head coach Samantha Smith said. "These four women have done a great job representing JMU and I believe their achievement is a suggestion of our momentum going forward. We always strive for excellence and success as one team and this is a great way to move into the 2011-2012 year!"
CollegeSwimming.com selected 19 Mid-Major All-Americans based upon participation in the NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships. Additionally, 161 swimmers were selected as honorable mentions based upon achievement of an NCAA B cut time in an individual event during the year.
Hannesdottir was the Colonial Athletic Association Champion in the 100-yard freestyle while also achieving All-CAA in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. She posted Zone B times in both the 100 and 200 free while setting a new school record in the 50 and 100. The junior transfer from the University of New Orleans also contributed to school records in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays. At the CAA Championships she was the Dukes’ top individual score and four in the conference overall with 52.5 points.
Criscuolo earned her second consecutive Mid-Major All-America honor after setting Zone B times in two events while breaking school records in three. She achieved school records in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly as well as the 100-yard backstroke while setting Zone B times in both butterfly events. Criscuolo was also a member of teams that set the school record in the 200 and 400-yard medley relay while finishing 17th at the CAA Championships in points with 34.
Dubay was Madison’s top performer in the breaststroke this season, setting a school record and NCAA Zone B cut time in both the 100 and 200-yard events. She finished the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.48 and the 200 in 2:15.59.
Johnson tied with Criscuolo for points at the CAA Championships with 34. Her Zone B time came in the 500-yard freestyle in a school-record setting 4:52.21
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