MAC Announces Women's Swimming and Diving Awards

Updated 3/1/2009
2009 All-MAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Team
The 2009 All-MAC Women’s Swimming and Diving team and individual award honorees was 
announced toady with 30 student-athletes represented.
Ashley Marion of Ohio was honored as the Swimmer of the Year. Marion won the 200 back 
by over two ticks in a school and conference-record time of 1:57.15, which was also a provisional
NCAA mark. She also led off the Bobcats' winning 400 free relay team Saturday that touched in
a school and league-record 3:20.04, another NCAA provisional time. Both standards broke the
previous Ohio mark by over three seconds. She also won the 400 individual medley MAC final,
doing so in a school and conference-record mark of 4:15.37, breaking an Ohio record that had
stood since 1999 by nearly five seconds.
Katie Carter of Akron was honored as the Diver of the Year. Carter swept both the one- and 
three-meter diving events. Akron’s Chris Medvedeff was recognized as the Diving Coach of the
Year, his third such honor.
Miami head coach Dave Jennings was tabbed as Coach of the Year, the ninth time he has been 
MAC Champion Miami and runner-up Ohio each placed seven student-athletes on the squad.
The 15 first-team honorees represent the first place finishers at last week’s championships 
held in Bowling Green, and the top individuals in total points. The second team is based on
total individual points recorded at the championships.
INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS (selected by head coaches)
Swimmer of the Year: Ashley Marion, Ohio
Diver of the Year: Katie Carter, Akron
Diving Coach of the Yea: Chris Medvedeff, Akron
Swimming Coach of the Year: Dave Jennings, Miami
2009 All-MAC Women’s Team

First Team:

Ashley Marion, Ohio

Kelsey Vehr, Miami

Rachel Heim, Ohio

Alyson Schmidt, Miami

Jacy Dyer, Toledo

Caitlin Cormack, Toledo

Alissa Ricard, Eastern Michigan

Chelsey Bower, Ohio

Meg Reissig, Toledo

Amanda Cecere, Ohio

Ashley Durand, Eastern Michigan

Kylie Gamelier, Toledo

Vicky Yu, Bowling Green

Katie Carter, Akron

Stacy Huber, Ohio


Second Team:
Megan Brunn, Miami

Jessica Ballard, Buffalo

Steph Zielinski, Akron

Samantha Partridge, Eastern Michigan

Laura Heckroth, Toledo

Allison Stevens, Miami

Alisha Yee, Bowling Green

Sarah Radke, Miami

Malarie Schmidt, Miami

Amanda Traylor, Ohio

Sarah Burston, Bowling Green

Allison Way, Miami

Brynn Marecki, Buffalo

Meili Carpenter, Buffalo

Sarah Owen, Ohio