Panthers outstanding in the classroom and the pool
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) announced its Spring All-Academic Team on Thursday night and nine Plymouth State University student-athletes were among those included.
Honored for the Panthers were seniors Alexa Gamache (Bedford, N.H.) and Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.), juniors Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) and Heather Gebhardt (Amherst, N.H.), sophomore Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and freshmen Julia Hollinger (Bow, N.H.), Liz O'Sullivan (Bow, N.H.), Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) and Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.).
The nine honorees matched Eastern Connecticut State University for the second-most among Little East Conference (LEC) schools. In total, 182 members of 22 women's teams and 16 men's programs earned the recognition. To be eligible for the All-Academic Team a student-athlete must have a spring semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Under first-year head coach Anne Barbeau, PSU went 4-5 in dual meets and took fifth at the LEC Championships. The squad finished 13th at the NEISDA Championships, matching the best result since the 2013-14 season, setting a pair of school records while claiming three medals in the process.
Click here for the complete NEISDA 2018-19 Spring All-Academic Team.
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