Carlson Earns Second-Team Academic All-District Honors
Mustangs Announce Award Winners
Four Mustangs Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mustangs Break Four School Records At NAIA Championships
Mustang Women Receive Academic Honor
Krystal Carlson, a sophomore swimmer from Richfield, Minn., has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VII College Division Women’s At-Large Second-Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Carlson has a 3.90 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in biology and chemistry.
Carlson had the Mustangs’ top individual finish at this year’s NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships with a 12th place finish with a school-record time of 18:02.08 in the 1650-yard freestyle. She also set school records in the 200-yard, 500-yard, and 1000-yard freestyles this past season.
Sports in the men’s at-large category include bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, and water polo.
Athletes must be of at least sophomore academic status, be a starter or significant reserve, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher to be eligible for Capital One Academic honors.
Krystal Carlson, a sophomore from Richfield, Minn., and Patrick Whitsell, a freshman from Council Bluffs, Iowa, received Outstanding Swimmer of the Year awards at last Saturday’s Morningside College’s 2010-11 Swimming Awards Banquet.
Carlson had the Mustangs’ top individual finish at this year’s NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships with a 12th place finish with a school-record time of 18:02.08 in the women’s 1650-yard freestyle. She set school records in the 200-yard, 500-yard, 1000-yard, and 1650-yard freestyle events this past season.
Whitsell helped lead Morningside to 16th place finishes in the men’s 200-yard and 800-yard freestyle relays at the 2011 NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships.
Other award winners were:
Most Improved – Megan McLaury, a sophomore from Spencer, Iowa, and Jason Carlson, a freshman from Ida Grove, Iowa.
Hardest Worker – Hanna Mortimer, a sophomore from Rapid City, S.D., and Matt Mayfield, a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Freshman of the Year – Cortney Walls of Cannon Falls, Minn., and Andrew Burnham of Pleasant Valley, Iowa.
Mustang Award – Sydney Brisco, a junior from Scottsbluff, Neb.; Jenna Bowmaster, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb.; and Mayfield.
Amy Baer, Sydney Brisco, Krystal Carlson, and Cora Kugler have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in the sport of swimming.
Baer, a junior from Malvern, Iowa, has a 3.70 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in mathematics and chemistry.
Brisco, a junior from Scottsbluff, Neb., has a 3.73 cumulative GPA with majors in biology and history.
Carlson, a junior from Richfield, Minn., has a 3.90 cumulative GPA with majors in biology and chemistry.
Kugler, a junior from Watertown, Minn., has a 3.67 cumulative GPA with majors in theatre and international affairs.
Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Krystal Carlson, a sophomore from Richfield, Minn., and Cortney Walls, a freshman from Cannon Falls, Minn., each broke school records on Saturday at the 2011 NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships in St. Peters, Mo.
Carlson placed 12th in the women’s 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:02.08 to shatter her former Morningside standard of 18:17.64 she set last year. It was Carlson’s fourth school-record setting performance of the meet after she broke her own Morningside records in the 1000-yard free style during Saturday's 1650-yard freestyle final and in the 500 and 200-yard freestyles on Thursday and Friday.
Walls broke the former Morningside record of 2:28.91 in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke set by Nichole Hagerty in 2008 with a time of 2:28.38 in Saturday morning’s prelims. Walls broke the record again with a time of 2:28.37 en route to a 13th place finish in the finals.
Jenna Bowmaster, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb., also competed in the 200-yard breaststroke prelims and finished 29th with a time of 2:37.04.
Matt Mayfield, a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finished 45th in the men’s 100-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 50.90 seconds.
Morningside made the finals in both of Saturday’s relay events. The Mustangs’ placed 15th in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:40.51 from the quartet of Andrew Burnham, a freshman from Pleasant Valley, Iowa; Nick McBride, a freshman from Fort Dodge, Iowa; Sean Roberts, a junior from Omaha, Neb.; and Mayfield. The Mustangs finished 16th in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:54.53 from Carlson, Cora Kugler, a sophomore from Watertown, Minn.; Stacy Luedtke, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb.; and Hanna Mortimer, a sophomore from Rapid City, S.D.
Walls placed 14th in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.78 in Friday’s finals.
Walls also helped lead the Mustangs to a 15th place finish in the women’s 400-yard medley, where she teamed with Megan McLaury, a sophomore from Spencer, Iowa; Bowmaster, and Carlson for a time of 4:28.23.
Morningside also qualified for the finals in the men’s 200-yard freestyle and the men’s 400-yard melley relays.
Mayfield, Burnham, Patrick Whitsell, a freshman from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and McBride finished 16th in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1:32.05.
McBride, Burnham, Roberts, and Mayfield finished 16th in the men’s 400-yard melley relay with time of 3:54.98.
Carlson broke her own school record in Friday’s 200-yard freestyle prelims. She finished 31st in the prelims with a time of 2:00.10 to break her former Morningside standard of 2:00.55 she set earlier this season.
Kugler and Jenna Bowmaster finished 28th and 36th with times of 1:10.77 and 1:12.27, respectively, in Friday’s prelims of the women’s 100-yard breaststroke.
Megan Akins, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb., and Mortimer finished 37th and 40th in the women’s 400-yard individual medley prelims with times of 5:09.79 and 5:20.65, respectively.
Morningside missed qualifying for the finals in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay by one spot when Carlson, Luedtke, Walls, and Kugler finished 17th in the prelims with a time of 1:47.13.
The Mustangs placed in three relays during Thursday's action.
Their best finish came in the women's 800-yard freestyle relay, where the quartet of Kugler, Carlson, Mortimer, and Sydney Brisco, a junior from Scottsbluff, Neb., placed 13th with a time of 8:33.77.
Kugler and Carlson also swam the last two legs for a Morningside 200-yard medley relay team that finished 16th with a time of 1:56.96. McLaury and Walls swam the first two legs.
Morningside also placed 16th in the men's 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:41.06 from Mayfield, Burnham, Whitsell, and Roberts.
Carlson set a school record in the 500-yard freestyle during the prelims with a time of 5:16.98 to shatter her previous Morningside standard of 5:19.80 that she set last season. Carlson finished 20th in the prelims to miss the cutoff for the 16-swimmer final.
The Mustangs had three other swimmers compete in Thursday's prelims. Kugler and Walls were 40th and 42nd in the women's 200-yard individual medley prelims with times of 2:20.25 and 2:20.67, respectively. Burnham was 41st in the men's 50-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 22.58 seconds.
Burnham swam the second leg for a Morningside men's 200-yard medley relay team that finished 18th in the prelims with a time of 1:44.86. The other members of the team were McBride,
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Morningside College’s women’s swimming team received the Team Scholar All-America award for the 2010 fall semester from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Morningside’s women’s swimming team had a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.24 for the fall semester.
The CSCAA awards team scholar All-America status to college and university swimming & diving teams that achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.