MAC Men's Swimming Academic Team Announced

Updated 3/19/2009

CLEVELAND, OH ? The Mid-American Conference released its 2009 Academic All-MAC Men’s Swimming and Diving team as voted by the league’s faculty athletic representatives. A total of 17 student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the Academic All-MAC team are the number that is set for the specific sport for all-conference, or 33 percent of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.


Two of the honorees ? Mark Kurtzer of Eastern Michigan and Nick DuPuis of Miami --  were named Academic All-MAC for the third consecutive year. Honored for the second straight year were Benjamin Karwoski and Tyler Dixon of Ball State; Michael McDowell, Andrew Tamchyna, and Connor Vander Zalm of Buffalo; and Christoopher Alberty, Ethan Crabetree, Donald Ellison, Ryan Fulkerson, and Matthew Guinan from Eastern Michigan.


To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent 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 ward. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season only are considered.


The complete list of honorees is below. All nominees not voted onto the first-team are automatically listed as honorable mention selections


First Team

Mark Golden, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.86, Secondary Education

Benjamin Karwoski, Ball State, Junior, 3.58, Exercise Science

Tyler Dixon, Ball State, Juniorr, 3.49, Sport Management  

Mark Augustyn, Ball State, Senior, 3.40, Secondary Math Education           

Jordan Matthews, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.789, Mechanical Engineering           
Michael McDowell, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.662, Undecided  

Andrew Tamchyna, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.852, Engineering Physics

Connor Vander Zalm, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.745, Management      

Christopher Alberty, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.66, Supply Chain Management       

Ethan Crabtree, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.38, Exercise Science  

Donald Ellison, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.97, Physics                 

Ryan Fulkerson, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.63, Physical Education

Matthew Guinan, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.55, Exercise Science             

Mark Kurtzer, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.92, Accounting  

Scott Murphy, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.46, Accounting  

David Brown, Miami University, Year:  Junior, 3.23, Major: Accountancy     

Nick DuPuis, Miami University, Year:  Senior, 3.49, Major:  Finance            


Honorable Mention

Jordan Rantz, Ball State

Jeremy Whited, Ball State

Kevin Song, University at Buffalo
Jason Bank, Miami University

Jason Hass, Miami University

Tom Janszen, Miami University

Austin Kosier, Miami University

R. Davis Mello, Miami University