March 11, 2003
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2003 Men's Swimming & Diving Academic All-MAC Team Announced
Cleveland - The Mid-American Conference announced its 2003 men's swimming and diving Academic All-MAC team today, as voted by the faculty athletic representatives at the 6 member institutions that sponsor men's swimming and diving.
Eight of the 15 honorees, Aviv Oren, John Bartlet, Justin Breitigam, Doug Fleming, Sean Joyce, Kelly Ball, Lorant Divald and Patrik Johansson received first team All-MAC recognition during the 2003 season.
MAC Champion Eastern Michigan led all schools with five student-athletes honored, John Bartlet, Justin Breitigam, Doug Fleming, Branislov Hronsky and Sean Joyce. Toledo had three honorees. Ball State, Miami and Ohio had two members each. Buffalo added one honoree.
MAC Swimmer of the Year Lorant Divald, Mark Glenn and Patrik Johansson represented Toledo. Chad Rusk and Ryan Plantz from Ball State; Kelly Ball and Dave Bergan from Miami and Jason Folt and Alan Wight from Ohio and Buffalo's Aviv Oren round out this year's team.
The honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50% of the contests for that particular sport. First year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments from the current season only are considered.
2003 Men's Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team
Name, School Year GPA Major Hometown
Chad Rusk, Ball State Jr. 3.587 Business Monee, IL
Ryan Plantz, Ball State So. 3.499 Business Granger, IN
Aviv Oren, Buffalo So. 3.459 Undecided Rishon Le-Zion, Israel
John Bartlet, EMU Jr. 3.87 Physics Aurora, Ontario
Justin Breitigam, EMU Sr. 3.25 Accounting Fostoria, OH
Doug Fleming, EMU So. 3.86 Undecided Burlington, Ontario
Branislav Hronsky, EMU Jr. 3.82 Accounting Bratislava, Slovakia
Sean Joyce, EMU Sr. 3.58 Computer Science Webster, NY
Kelly Ball, Miami Sr. 3.40 Spanish Granger, IN
Dave Bergan, Miami Sr. 3.72 Middle Childhood Ed. Cincinnati, OH
Jason Folt, Ohio Jr. 3.46 Pre-medicine Hudson, Ohio
Alan Wight, Ohio Sr. 3.53 Organizational communications Cincinnati, OH
Lorant Divald, Toledo So. 3.876 Pre-med Poprad, Solvakia
Mark Glenn, Toledo Sr. 3.636 Computer Science Palatine, IL
Patrik Johansson, Toledo So. 3.882 Pre-med Lund, Sweden