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National qualifiers gain CSC academic accolades

GAMBIER, Ohio — Four Kenyon College Owls were included on the College Sports Communicators (CSC) list of honorees who made the 2024 Academic All-District NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. The list, released Tuesday, included Sydney Geboy, Molly Haag, Sydney McCallie and Lisa Torrecillas-Jouault.

To be eligible for the 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. Each institution was allotted a maximum of four nominations.

That Kenyon foursome had no problem meeting the criteria. In fact, all four were on the team’s NCAA Championship roster and contributed to the Owls’ record-setting 25th national team title.

Geboy, a junior sprinter and double major in psychology and sociology, 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. At the national meet, she had three top-10 results, including fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay and fifth place in the 200-yard medley relay.

Haag, a sophomore distance specialist and a mathematics major, recorded third-place finishes in the 200-, 500- and 1650-yard freestyle events at the conference championship. She also swam a leg on Kenyon’s winning 400-yard freestyle relay team and runner-up 800-yard freestyle relay team. When action moved to the national stage, Haag recorded five top-10 swims. In relays, she swam with Kenyon’s third-place 800-yard freestyle relay and fourth-place 400-yard freestyle relay. Her best individual finish was a sixth-place performance in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Back in the NCAC Championship meet, McCallie, a senior and a double major in biology and studio art, was champion in the 400-yard individual medley. She also logged a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. At nationals, she turned in All-America swims in both those same events, taking eighth place in the 400-yard individual medley and 13th place in the 200-yard breaststroke. This is the second year in a row McCallie earned the CSC Academic All-District honor and she’ll also have the opportunity, over the next week, to be an Academic All-American for the second straight season.

Torrecillas-Jouault, a backstroke specialist in the pool and philosophy and political science major in the classroom, had a breakout sophomore season. At the conference meet, she was crowned champion in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Additionally, she was a part of Kenyon’s winning 400-yard freestyle relay team, as well as two other second-place relay teams. At the NCAA Championship,Torrecillas-Jouault had six All-America swims, including a second place in the 400-yard medley relay, a third place in the 800-yard freestyle relay and a fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Her best individual-event result was a seventh-place swim in the 100-yard freestyle.

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