KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The FGCU swimming & diving team won the 2010 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The Eagles picked up a total of 831.5 points, repeating at the women’s champion. Karmin McNamara was named Most Outstanding Diver and Neal Studd earned Co-Swimming Coach of the Year.
Davidson notched 637 points to finish second, followed by Gardner-Webb with 516.5 points. North Florida finished in fourth with 480 points, Georgia Southern fifth (429.5) and Campbell sixth (219.5). College of Charleston posted 196 points to finish seventh, while Howard was eighth with 105 points. Radford (104), North Carolina A&T (61), VMI (52) and Florida A&M (42) rounded out the final standings.
Leah Daniel (Winnipeg, Manitoba) opened the third day of competition by winning the 1650 free by over 10 seconds, finishing in 16:53.01. Viktoria Hyddmark (Lund, Sweden) nearly gave the Eagles a second victory in the day's second event, finishing just 0.27 seconds behind North Florida's Amanda Anderson in the 200 back.
The Blue and Green grabbed two more podium spots in the 200 breast, with Vicky Cadge (Long Melford, Suffolk, United Kingdom) taking second place (2:19.13) and Myriam Plante (Sainte-Foy, Quebec) finishing third (2:19.99).
FGCU performed well in the 200 fly, as Danielle Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y.) won the event in 2:03.37, with teammate Margie Chamberlin (Land O'Lakes, Fla.) finishing third (2:04.84).
The diving competition belonged to the Eagles as well, with Karmin McNamara (Tampa, Fla.) winning the 3-meter diving with a score of 251.10, followed by teammate Gaby Shaw (Boynton Beach, Fla.) in second place with a score of 232.89.
The Eagles relay team of Cadge, Kristen Potter (Rockledge, Fla.), Line Lauridsen (Esbjerg, Denmark), and Daniel, capped the championships with a second-place finish in the 400 free relay, touching the wall in 3:26.19.
Throughout the 25 events held at the CCSA Championships, FGCU captured 25 medals. Of those, seven were first-place finishes, nine were second-place, and nine were third place. Five medals came in the relays, five came in the diving competion, and 15 came in the individual swimming events.
Davidson’s Lindsey Martin garnered Most Outstanding Swimmer honors as she swept the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. Martin posted CCSA records in both the 50 (22.57) and 100 freestyles (49.65). Kim Zachensky from Gardner-Webb took home Most Outstanding Freshman Performer after winning the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. She set new conference standards with times of 1:02.25 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:16.38 in the 200 breaststroke. Karmin McNamara (Tampa, Fla.) picked up the Most Outstanding Diver plaudit for the second-straight year taking top honors in both diving competitions.
FGCU head coach Neal Studd and North Florida coach Beth Harrell shared Women’s Coach of the Year honors. Coach Studd picks up his second coaches award in as many years. In addition, North Florida’s Melisa Hyams grabbed the Women’s Diving Coach of the Year for the first time since the 2008 season.
2010 CCSA Individual Honors
Most Outstanding Swimmer
Lindsey Martin, Davidson
Most Outstanding Diver
Karmin McNamara, FGCU
Most Outstanding Freshman Performer
Kim Zachensky, Gardner-Webb
Swimming Co-Coaches of Year
Neal Studd, FGCU
Beth Harrell, North Florida
Diving Coach of the Year
Melisa Hyams, North Florida
FGCU Medal Winners
FGCU "A" (Line Lauridsen, Kori Golden, Leah Daniel, Vicky Cadge) – Third place, 200 free relay
FGCU “A” (Viktoria Hyddmark, Danielle Beaubrun, Danielle Butler, Line Lauridsen) – Third place, 400 medley relay
FGCU “A” (Viktoria Hyddmark, Danielle Beaubrun, Margie Chamberlin, Line Lauridsen) – Third place, 200 medley relay
FGCU “A” (Myriam Plante, Margrete Ulvestad, Vicky Cadge, Leah Daniel) – First place, 800 free relay
FGCU “A” (Vicky Cadge, Kristen Potter, Line Lauridsen, Leah Daniel) – Second place, 400 free relay
Danielle Butler – Third place, 100 fly; First place, 200 fly
Vicky Cadge – Second place, 200 IM, Second place, 400 IM; Second place, 200 breast
Margie Chamberlin – Third place, 200 fly
Leah Daniel – Second place, 500 free; Third place, 200 free; First place, 1650 free
Viktoria Hyddmark – Second place, 100 back; Second place, 200 back
Kamryn McNamara – Third place, 1-meter diving
Karmin McNamara – First place, 1-meter diving, First place, 3-meter diving
Brittany Monaghan – Third place, 100 back
Myriam Plante – First place, 200 IM; First place, 400 IM; Third place, 200 breast
Gaby Shaw – Second place, 1-meter diving; Second place, 3-meter diving