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Geboy, McCallie named CSC Academic All-Americans 

AUSTIN, Texas — After making it through two rounds of voting, Kenyon College senior Sydney McCallie and junior Sydney Geboy were notified Tuesday that they were two of just 31 NCAA Division III student-athletes to make the 2023-24 Academic All-America Women’s Swimming & Diving Team, as selected by members of the College Sports Communicators (CSC).

Geboy, a first-time recipient, was selected to the 11-member First Team, while McCallie, now a two-time recipient, was named to the 11-member Second Team. McCallie was one of just six repeat honorees. Both Kenyon swimmers were national qualifiers on the Owls team that won the 2024 NCAA Division III Championship.

To be eligible for the Academic All-America honor, a student-athlete had to be a key contributor who competed in at least four competitions throughout the season or had a top-eight finish at a conference meet. The student-athlete had to be on the team’s active roster for at least two years and had to possess a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average. Additionally, in order to reach Academic All-America status, a student-athlete had to be voted to the Academic All-District Team, through an initial round of balloting that occurred three weeks prior.

In the classroom, Geboy is a double major in psychology and sociology. In the pool, she was a part of Kenyon’s winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship meet. She also recorded second-place showings in two other relays, as well as an individual runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle. She went on to qualify for the 2024 NCAA Division III Championship and posted three top-10 results, including fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay and fifth place in the 200-yard medley relay.

McCallie is also a double major, focusing on biology and studio art. At the conference meet, she was champion in the 400-yard individual medley. She also logged a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. When the scene flipped to the NCAA Championship, McCallie turned in top-16 swims in both those same two events, taking eighth place in the 400-yard individual medley and 13th place in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Including McCallie, nine members of the Kenyon women’s swimming and diving program earned multiple CSC Academic All-America awards since Carla Ainsworth ’95 first did so in her junior and senior seasons.

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