Xavier Swimmers Rake In All-BIG EAST Accolades

Haley Dresner was one of 22 Xavier swimmers to earn All-BIG EAST honors.

Haley Dresner was one of 22 Xavier swimmers to earn All-BIG EAST honors.

Feb. 27, 2014

BIG EAST Release

CINCINNATI - Following the men's swimming team's BIG EAST Championship and the women's team's third-place showing in the championships, 22 Musketeers were named All-BIG EAST for their accomplishments.

Xavier's men's team had 13 members earn the accolade, highlighted by the BIG EAST Men's Most Outstanding Swimmer Chad Thompson. Erik Biernat, Carter Clark, Eric Dirvin, Nick Foster, Michael Gordon, Knox Hitt, Luke Johanns, Armando Moss, Will Oswald, Arthur Smith, Nicholas Strader and Rodrigo Suriano also picked up the award.

Nine Musketeers from the women's squad collected the all-conference award, including Clair Brolsma, Maddie Day, Haley Dresner, Natalie Hyde, Molly Kroeger, Mackenna Rife, Carolyn Stewart, Abbigail Walsh and Ashley Whiteley.

 

 

In order to receive the award, a swimmer had to medal in any one of the events at the conference championships. Each medalist was only eligible to garner all-conference accolades once, despite the number of events in which they medaled. Seventy-nine swimmers from the conference were honored as All-BIG EAST.

Men's All-BIG EAST Honorees (Qualifying Event/s)
Erik Biernat (200 IM, 200 fly)
Carter Clark (200 medley relay)
Eric Dirvin (800 free relay)
Nick Foster (500 free, 1650 free, 400 IM)
Michael Gordon (100 breaststroke, 400 medley relay, 200 breast)
Knox Hitt (200 medley relay, 100 fly, 100 back, 400 medley relay)
Luke Johanns (800 free relay, 50 free, 200 free relay, 100 free, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay, 200 free)
Armando Moss (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 50 free, 100 free)
Will Oswald (800 free relay, 200 free)
Arthur Smith (100 back, 500 free, 400 medley relay, 200 back)
Nicholas Strader (1650 free, 500 free)
Rodrigo Suriano (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 50 free)
Chad Thompson (800 free relay, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 400 IM, 200 back, 400 free relay)

Women's All-BIG EAST Honorees (Qualifying Event/s)
Claire Brolsma (200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 200 free relay)
Maddie Day (200 medley relay, 200 free relay)
Haley Dresner (400 medley relay)
Natalie Hyde (200 breast)
Molly Kroeger (400 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay)
Mackenna Rife (400 IM, 1650 free)
Carolyn Stewart (100 back, 200 medley relay, 200 back, 400 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay)
Abbigail Walsh (400 free relay)
Ashley Whiteley (200 medley relay, 400 medly relay)