Women's Academic All-MAC Swimming Team Announced

Updated 3/19/2009

CLEVELAND, OH ? The Mid-American Conference released its 2009 Academic All-MAC Women’s Swimming and Diving team as voted by the league’s faculty athletic representatives. A total of 24 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 ? Katie Carter of Akron and Allison Stevens of Miami --  were named Academic All-MAC for the third consecutive year. Honored for the second straight year were Stephanie Zielinski (Akron), Meili Carpenter (Buffalo), Hannah Burandt (Eastern Michigan), Ashley Durand (Eastern Michigan), Alissa Ricard (Eastern Michigan), Melissa Roemmele (Miami) and Chelsey Bower (Ohio).


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



2009 Women’s Academic All-MAC Team

First Team

Katie Carter, Akron, Senior,  3.678,  Graphic Design         

Stephanie Zielinski, Akron, Junior, 3.563, Nursing 

Meghan Patterson, Ball State, Senior, 3.95, Marketing

Sarah Burston, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.20, Marketing          

Jessica Ballard, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.437, Fine Arts         
Meili Carpenter, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.772, Chemistry      
Sam Eckert, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.711, Social Health Sciences 
Sam Palma, University at Buffalo, Junior, 3.921,    History   

Rachel Sorg, University at Buffalo, Senior, 3.337, Exercise Science

Hannah Burandt, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.89, Math/Secondary Education                       

Stephanie Cholyk, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.64, Biology              

Ashley Durand, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.57, Biology     

Alissa Ricard, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.51, Exercise Science

Megan Brunn, Miami University, Junior, 3.83, Marketing    

Margaret French, Miami University, Senior, 3.50, Biochemistry       

Melissa Roemmele, Miami University, Senior, 3.51, Psychology & Linguistics           

Allison Stevens, Miami University, Senior, 3.77, Journalism & Marketing     

Chelsey Bower, Ohio, Junior, 3.83, Finance          

Rachel Heim, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.97, Biochemistry          

Stacey Huber, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.41, Fine arts  

Carine Souza, Ohio, Senior, 3.21, Dietetics

Amanda Traylor, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.58, Exercise physiology       

Amanda Breen, Toledo, Senior, 3.683, Special Education  

Amanda Thompson, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.580, Speech Pathology            


Honorable Mention

Emily Bulkowski, Akron

Madelyn Robinson, Akron

Brittany Bankovich, Akron

Kylie Bombrys, Akron
Jayne Malloy, Akron

Brigid Wolf, Akron
Cheri Baratto, Akron
Jacquie Paumier, Akron

Maria Gramelspacher, Ball State 

Catherine Ingram, Ball State                   

Emily Hurst, Ball State                

Megan Ploetz, Ball State             

Jessica Elzinga, Ball State           

Mary Ehresman, Ball State         

Liz Harper, BGSU           

Chelsea Kazmierski, BGSU
Meg Richardson, BGSU

Jordan Deren, University at Buffalo
Ursula Jeske, University at Buffalo
Alisa Koopman, University at Buffalo
Ashley Olsen, University at Buffalo
Laura Powalski, University at Buffalo
Caitlin Reilly, University at Buffalo
Chelsea Allard, Eastern Michigan

Lindsey Kolar, Eastern Michigan

Chantelle Lonsdale, Eastern Michigan

Emily Mekesa, Eastern Michigan

Tracy Morgan, Eastern Michigan

Leeza Moser, Eastern Michigan

Erin Rhoades, Eastern Michigan

Elisa Torres, Eastern Michigan    

Jessica Wohl, Eastern Michigan

Jennifer Nemeth, Miami University

Nicole Roddenbery, Miami University

Rachel Smith, Miami University

Allison Way, Miami University

Amy Bromberg, Ohio

Caitlin Drozin, Ohio

Stella Johnson, Ohio

Rachael Kloosterman, Ohio

Heather McKenzie, Ohio

Kasey Tolbert, Ohio

Ashley Cusack, Toledo

Megan Friedli, Toledo

Cara Frohman, Toledo

Laura Heckroth, Toledo

Brittany Teneyck, Toledo