Dartmouth, Mass. -- Nine members of the UMass Dartmouth swimming & diving teams were named to the Spring 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team for their performance in the classroom. In order for a swimmer or diver to be eligible for selection, the student-athlete must have achieved a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the most recently completed semester.
Juniors Alissa Hall (Westboro, Mass./Westboro), Kayla Lovy (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry), Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass./Braintree) and Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), along with sophomore Brianna Johnson (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South) and freshman Maddie Kovach (Oxford, Conn./Oxford), represent the Corsair women’s squad on the Fall NEISDA All-Academic Team, while junior Stephen Barrett (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow), sophomore Noah Yeskewicz (Middleboro, Mass./Middleboro) and freshman Eric Worden (Portland, Maine/Portland) received the accolade on the men’s side for UMass Dartmouth.
“Our program prides itself on the success our student-athletes have outside the pool, and I couldn’t be prouder of these seven individuals for continuing to represent themselves and their teammates in such a positive manner,” Corsair Head Coach Cathy Motta said of the NEISDA recognition. “They realize that they are students first and athletes second, and their leadership plays such a large part in any success we enjoy collectively.”
Motta, who earned her fourth career Little East Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year honor this winter, led that squad to a runner-up finish in the conference championships at the Tripp Natatorium in February. The UMass Dartmouth women also earned CSCAA Scholar-Athlete Team accolades for its collective efforts in the classroom, and Murphy received additional individual recognition by becoming the third Corsair student-athlete to be named to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District team during the current academic year.