ATHENS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio swimming and diving team earned the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Honorable Mention recognition, the organization announced today. Diver Olivia Dillon and swimmers Corrin Van Lanen and Emily Zimcosky all earned the honor.
The CSCAA has selected a record of 997 swimmers and divers from across the country for its Scholar All-America team. The selections recognize students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and participated in their respective NCAA/NAIANJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Of the Division I teams, Louisville led the way with 14 first-team selections for the women.
Olivia Dillon (Newcastle, Aus.) wrapped up her sophomore season at the Mid-American Conference Championships and with a 3.515 as a Pre-Nursing major. The sophomore added her name to the All-Time Top-10 Performance list in the one-meter dive after her performance against Denison where she recorded a first-place finish and a score of 285.08 to become sixth-best all-time. Dillon was also recorded as ninth-best all-time in the three-meter dive where she won the event with a final score of 279.98, also against Denison. Dillon recorded her best performance in the platform dive at the Louisville Invitational when she placed third overall with a score of 259.50 points.
Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) finished a successful sophomore season recorded a 3.984 GPA as a psychology major. She ended the MAC Championships competing in six total events, breaking four school records and earning First Team All-MAC honors. Individually, the sophomore recorded the second-best time in program history in the: 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.55 seconds, the 100-yard butterfly at 53.13 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle at 49.58 seconds, all at the MAC Championships. Van Lanen ended her sophomore season with an impressive 16 individual first-place finishes total.
Freshman Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) rounds out the three honorees with a 3.827 GPA as a Studio Art Major. The freshman made a huge impact on the team adding her name to the All-Time Top-10 Performance list 11 times in her rookie season. She is listed as the 10th-fastest in the 50-ard freestyle with a time of 23.27 posted at the Louisville Invitational and the sixth-fastest in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.97 at the MAC Championships. The freshman is listed twice in the 200-yard freestyle with her times of 1:48.40 (sixth) and 1:48.41 (seventh) swam at the MAC Championships and the Louisville Invite, respectively. In the 500-freestyle, Zimcosky is the sixth- and seventh-fastest times of 4:51.86 and 4:52.96 swam at the Marshall Invite and the MAC Championships.