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Polivanchuk sisters help Gallaudet garner 12 All-NEAC honors, Curran named Coach of the Year

Polivanchuk sisters help Gallaudet garner 12 All-NEAC honors, Curran named Coach of the Year

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2014 All-Conference Swimming and Diving teams and Gallaudet University grabbed 12 spots on three different women's teams. Five different Bison women’s swimmers earned all-conference honors and Gallaudet University head coach Larry Curran was chosen by his peers as NEAC Coach of the Year.

A swimmer needs to place first, second or third in an event at the NEAC championships to earn all-conference status. The 2014 NEAC swimming and diving championships were held Feb. 14-16, on the campus of Cazenovia College. Gallaudet finished third overall at this year's championships and broke six championship meet records and 11 school records.

Juniors Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) and sister Anna Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) combined to earn 12 first-team honors and two second-team honors. The Polivanchuks were members of the four relay teams that set new NEAC championship records and school records; 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.87), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:54.35), 200-yard medley relay (1:58.12) and 400-yard medley relay (4:24.46).

Anna earned six first-team honors, as she was first in the 100-yard backstroke with a record setting time of 1:00.62 and the 200-yard backstroke with a record setting time of 2:14.96 to go along with the four first-place relays. She also earned one second-team honor in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.12 seconds.

Alexandra also earned six first-team honors, as she finished first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:22.06 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.35, and was part of the four first-place relays. She also earned a second team honor in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:43.52.

Senior Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.) and freshman Thyra Wood (Great Falls, Mont.) were the other two members of the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay. Giles was also on the 400-yard medley relay and Wood was on the 400-yard freestyle relay. Freshman Molly Verseput (Upland, Calif.) a member of 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Verseput finished with two third-team honors in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:09.64 and the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 21:09.01.

Cedar Crest freshman Maggie Olock (Bethlehem, Pa.) was selected by the coaches as both the NEAC Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year. 

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2014 Gallaudet University Women's Swimming and Diving All-NEAC Honorees

Alexandra Polivanchuk headshot   




Anna Polivanchuk headshot         Katie Giles headshot
ALEXANDRA POLIVANCHUK
        ANNA POLIVANCHUK
        KATIE GILES

All-NEAC First Team
100-yard butterfly
200-yard IM
200-yard freestyle relay
400-yard freestyle relay
200-yard medley relay
400-yard medley relay

All-NEAC Second Team
200-yard breaststroke





All-NEAC First Team
100-yard backstroke
200-yard backstroke
200-yard freestyle relay
400-yard freestyle relay
200-yard medley relay
400-yard medley relay

All-NEAC Second Team
50-yard freestyle

        All-NEAC First Team
200-yard freestyle relay
200-yard medley relay
400-yard medley relay
                     
Molly Verseput headshot
         Thyra Wood headshot
        Larry Curran headshot  
MOLLY VERSEPUT         THYRA WOOD
        LARRY CURRAN

All-NEAC First Team
400-yard freestyle relay
400-yard medley relay

All-NEAC Third Team
100-yard butterfly
1,650-yard freestyle

        All-NEAC First Team
200-yard freestyle relay
400-yard freestyle relay
200-yard medley relay

      NEAC Women's Swimming
& Diving Coach
of the Year