YORK, Pa. – Former Gallaudet University swimmer Stephanie Danner '05 was named to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Silver Anniversary women's swimming team. The CAC is celebrating its 25th year of varsity competition and is honoring 25 former and current student-athletes from one of the 19 championship sports. Selection to these teams are primarily based on season-ending conference awards as voted by the conference coaches.
Gallaudet University was a founding member of the CAC in 1989 and was a proud member until it left in 2010 to join the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Danner is Gallaudet’s most decorated women’s swimmer when the Bison were members of the CAC. The three-time team captain was an eight-time all-conference honoree, which included four first team honors. She dominated the 1,650 freestyle event as she earned all-conference honors in that event all four years (2002-05) at the CAC championships. Her senior year she won the event to earn first team honors. She was back-to-back CAC champion in the 500-yard freestyle (2003, ’04). She was named the 2004 CAC Women’s Swimmer of the Year after she had two first-place and one second-place performance at the conference championships. She was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Membership changes in the last decade ultimately created a 10-team conference that has become one of the strongest in NCAA Division III.
CAC teams have won 18 national team championships, and dozens of other teams have finished in among the top four in NCAA Division III competition. To learn more about the CAC Silver Anniversary Team please visit: www.cacsports.com.