Emma Svensson Named Mid-Major All-American
Friday, April 27, 2012 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)

FORT MYERS, Fla. FGCU Swimming and Diving freshman Emma Svensson (Uppsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) was selected as a Mid-Major All-American, according to CollegeSwimming.com on Friday. Svensson qualified for the NCAA Championships back on March 15-17 and placed 35th in the 100 free (49.44), 34th in the 100 back (53.61) and 38th in the 50 free (22.66).

“Emma deserves all the continued recognition she gets,” said fifth-year head coach Neal Studd. “Even after all her success, she was quickly back to work this spring trying to improve in the pool and in the weight room.  She has turned into a great role model for our program.”

Svensson had a memorable freshman campaign for the Eagles, earning the CCSA’s Most Outstanding Female Freshman Performer of the Meet, placing first in the 100 back (54.20) and second place in both the 50-yard free (22.87) and the 100-yard free (50.03). She also led the conference with four CCSA Swimmer of the Week awards.

The Green and Blue finished the regular season with an 11-2 dual meet record (4-0 CCSA) and finished their fourth-straight CCSA Championship with their largest margin of victory ever, 300 points better than second place Liberty.

Ashley Danner (George Mason) earned the Mid-Major Swimmer of the Year by finishing second in the 100-yard-breaststroke and fifth in the 200-yard-breaststroke at the NCAA Championships held in Auburn.  It equaled Western Kentucky's Claire Donahue for the highest individual finish by a Mid-Major All-American.  Twenty schools placed swimmers on the first team with only Toledo, Harvard and UC-Santa Barbara placing more than one individual.

For more information about the FGCU women’s swimming and diving team visit www.FGCUAthletics.com and follow @FGCUSwimandDive on Twitter for more updates.

Women's Mid-Major All-Americans
Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis
Lisa Boyce, Princeton
Hailey Campbell, Brigham Young
Cari Czarnecki, Towson
Ashley Danner, George Mason
Marisa Dewames, San Jose St
Briana Emig, Eastern Michigan
Alex Forrester, Yale
Laura Gorinski, U.S. Navy
Johanna Gustafsdottir, Florida Int'l
Lauren Hines, Richmond
Brittney Kuras, Buffalo
Meghan Leddy, Harvard
Claire Leichty, Toledo
Laura Lindsay, Toledo
Emily McClellan, UW-Milwaukee
Katie Meili, Columbia
Courtney Otto, Harvard
Emma Svensson, FGCU
Bryeanna Ravettine, Liberty
Brienne Ryan, Fordham
Andrea Ward, UCSB
Laurin Williams, OU
Sophia Yamauchi, UCSB