Swimming & Diving Lands Five on A-10 All-Academic Teams
Moritz Fath, Emils Pone, Clarke Indek, Hannah Kopydlowski and Caroline Racke were honored Monday
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington swimming and diving was well represented on the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Teams, released Monday.
"It's an honor for our student-athletes to be recognized by the conference," head coach James Winchester said. "To be able to perform at the highest levels in the classroom and the pool is something we strive for every day within our program. These five student-athletes represent the very best of our program, and we could not be prouder of their accomplishments."
Fath medaled in all five events he swam at the A-10 Championships last month to help the Colonials win a second straight men's title, earning individual gold in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:35.64) and a relay victory in the 400-yard medley relay in conference record time (3:12.46). The sophomore from Germany set a GW record en route to his silver in the 200-yard freestyle and added bronze in the 500-yard freestyle and as part of the 800-yard freestyle relay.
Fath has posted a 3.54 cumulative grade point average as a Pre-Business Administration major, earning his way on to the GW Athletic Department Academic Dean's List and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Pone won two gold medals at the conference meet. The sophomore Pre-Business Administration major won the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best time of 3:52.84 and also swam a leg on GW's conference record-breaking 200-yard medley relay (1:27.47). He also made the A final of both backstroke events, finishing fourth in the 100 and seventh in the 200.
In the classroom, Pone has compiled a 3.68 GPA and made the GW Athletic Department Academic Dean's List in each of his first three semesters on campus.
Indek finished seventh in the 1,650 free at the A-10 Championships, posting a career-best time of 16:01.41 in his final collegiate performance. It was the third straight season he scored in the event at the conference meet.
Indek is set to graduate with a double degree in Economics and Finance and holds a 3.55 GPA after earning a perfect 4.0 during the fall semester.
Kopydlowski closed her collegiate career as part of a gold-medal swim in the 400 free relay (3:22.38), which set a GW record and helped the Colonials clinch third place in the team standings. The Michigan native swam career-best times in the 100 free and 100 back during the course of the meet.
It's Kopydlowski's second A-10 All-Academic selection after also being honored in 2016. With a 3.91 GPA, the Biology major has been a regular on both the GW Athletic Department Dean's List and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll over the past four years.
Racke scored in a pair of individual events at the A-10 meet and claimed the first conference medal of her collegiate career with a silver in the 200 free relay. The junior from Ohio made the A final and placed eighth in the 50 free with a career-best time of 23.30 seconds and also finished 13th in the 100 fly. She also was part of a GW record-breaking effort in the 200 medley relay.
A Chemistry major, Racke has maintained a 3.73 GPA and made the GW Athletic Department Dean's List in each of her five semesters on campus.
Those academic accolades are added to GW's impressive haul of honors earned at the A-10 Championships. All competitors who won gold made the All-Conference First Team with sliver medalists on the Second Team.
The GW men picked up nine golds and six silvers, earning All A-10 honors for Fath (First), Pone (First), Gustav Hokfelt (First), Tommi Wolst (First), Alexander Auster (First), Adam Drury (First), Max Forstenhaeusler (First), Peter Nachtwey (Second) and Youssef Ragab (Second).
The women claimed three golds and silvers silvers, garnering All-Conference recognition for Kopydlowski (First), Gemma Atherley (First), Abigail Fusco (First), Jackie Torrez (First), Emily Zhang (First), Racke (Second) and Tali Lemcoff (Second).
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