Eagles Win Conference Title and Sweep Awards at CCSA
Saturday, February 21, 2009

ATHENS, GA. – The Florida Gulf Coast women won the 2009 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday afternoon on the campus of the University of Georgia at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga. The Eagles notched a total of 887 points to pick up the title.

Davidson notched 653 points to finish second, followed by Georgia Southern with 472 points. Gardner-Webb finished fourth with 457 points, North Florida fifth (435) and College of Charleston, sixth (237). Campbell posted 190 points to finish seventh, while Radford was eighth with 128 points. Howard (122), North Carolina A&T (79)), VMI (52) and Florida A&M (42) rounded out the list for the women.

Florida Gulf Coast freshman Vicky Cadge, took home Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer, as well as Outstanding Freshman honors as she won the 200-yard Individual Medley finishing first with a Conference record time of 2:02.69 in day one if the Championships and swam a CCSA best 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.60) the following day. Saturday, Cadge broke the Conference record for the third time, winning the gold in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:18.96. Teammate Karmin McNamara dove her way to Most Outstanding Diver honors with top finishes in the women’s 1-meter dive, taking home the gold with a season-best score of 251.80, and earning second-place on the 3-meter with 250.40 points

Florida Gulf Coast coach, Neal Studd took home Women’s Coach of the Year. College of Charleston coach, Bruce Zimmerman earned for his second-straight year, the Men’s Coach of the Year award. In addition, Florida Gulf Coast’s Patti Stringham grabbed Female Diving Coach of the Year, while Davidson’s Aaron Hintz and College of Charleston’s Mike Diamond earned co-Male Diving Coach of the Year Accolades.

2009 CCSA Individual Honors

Most Outstanding Swimmer Women – Vicky Cadge, Florida Gulf Coast University

Most Outstanding Diver Women – Karmin McNamara, Florida Gulf coast

Most Outstanding Freshman Performer Women – Vicky Cadge, Florida Gulf Coast University

Swimming Coach of Year Women – Neal Studd, Florida Gulf Coast

Diving Coach of the Year Women – Patti Stringham, Florida Gulf Coast