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GU's Alexandra Polivanchuk earns four all-conference honors, NEAC Swimmer of the Year

GU's Alexandra Polivanchuk earns four all-conference honors, NEAC Swimmer of the Year

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2012 All-Conference Swimming and Diving Teams recently and Gallaudet University grabbed five spots on the three different women’s teams. Freshman Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) was named NEAC Swimmer of the Year after winning three events and a third-place relay finish. Five different Bison women’s swimmers earned an all-conference honor.

A swimmer needs to place in first, second or third in an event at the NEAC championships to earn all-conference status. The 2012 NEAC swimming and diving championships were held Feb. 17-19, on the campus of Cazenovia College. Gallaudet, the 2010-11 conference champions, finished third overall at this year’s championships.

Polivanchuk earned three first-team honors as she was first in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events and was first in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:19.19 in the 200 IM set a new team, NEAC and conference championship record. The freshman sensation’s time of 1:01.46 in the 100 butterfly set a new NEAC and conference championship record. She was also a member of the 800 freestyle relay that placed third overall to earn third team honors.

Polivanchuk joined junior Brittany Turner (Palmdale, Calif.), sophomore Esther Drake (Springfield, Va.) and freshman Tandy Lewis (Frederick, Md.) on the 800 freestyle relay team.

Freshman Lauren Starkman (Denver, Colo.) earned All-NEAC second team honors for her performance in the 1-meter diving event.

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2012 Gallaudet University Women's Swimming All-NEAC Honorees

Alexandra Polivanchuk headshot  




Esther Drake headshot  
        Tandy Lewis headshot
ALEXANDRA POLIVANCHUK
        ESTHER DRAKE
        TANDY LEWIS
NEAC Swimmer of the Year                    

All-NEAC First Team
(100, 200 butterfly, 200 IM)
All-NEAC Third Team
(800 free relay)





All-NEAC Third Team
(800 free relay)
        All-NEAC Third Team
(800 free relay)
                     
Brittany Turner headshot
        GU Bison logo
         
BRITTANY TURNER
        LAUREN STARKMAN
         

All-NEAC Third Team
(800 free relay)

        All-NEAC Second Team
(1-meter diving)