Leor, Myers Recognized at 2011 GW Senior Honors Luncheon
April 28, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC - Freshman Caroline Myers was named the women's swimming team's Most Valuable Player at George Washington University's annual Senior Honor Luncheon on the GW campus Thursday. Paola Leor was named the 2011 Lynn George Outstanding Senior Female Athlete at the event.
Myers broke four GW program records at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships, including the 400-yard IM with a time of 4 minutes, 28.85 seconds. She also was a member of three record-breaking relays in the 200-yard, 400-yard and 800-yard freestyle. The Oldsmar, FL, native was named A-10 Performer of the Week Oct. 18 and A-10 Rookie of the Week Oct. 25.
Paola re-wrote the GW Swimming record book in each of her four seasons in the Buff and Blue, highlighted by new program records in the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley all four years at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
At this year's A-10 Championships in February, Paola broke or tied program records in six different events, including the 50 free, 100 fly and 200 IM. She also teamed with Colonials freshmen Caroline Myers and Sloan and Sydney Saunders to post GW record- breaking relays in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle at the Championships. Earlier in the 2010-11 season, Paola beat her own record in the 100 free at the Patriot Invitational, giving her seven program records for her career, currently the most of any men's or women's swimmer in GW history. Paola reached the podium at the 2010 A-10 Championships with a third-place finish in the 200 IM.
The accounting major was also twice named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference
team for her performances in the pool and the classroom. She was named to the
Athletic Department's Dean's List five semesters, as well as to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll twice. Paola also helped the Colonials earn rankings among the NCAA's top academic teams from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, highlighted by the program's top five finish in 2010.