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UB swimming and diving places 21 on Academic All-MAC


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference announced the 2017 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC team on Friday. The men's team is made up of 72 student-athletes, while the women's team is made up of 117. Eight men and 13 women were named to the teams.

Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

The following athletes were named to the men's and women's teams:


  • Charles Barry, Senior, 3.441, Communication
  • Garrett Clarke, Junior, 3.532, Mathematics
  • Itai De La Vega, Junior, 3.596, Management
  • Aaron Durrence, Junior, 3.21, Computer Science
  • Nick Hooper, Senior, 3.84, Biomedical Sciences
  • Callum Liddiard, Senior, 3.441, Management
  • Dan Roche, Junior, 3.716, Mechanical Engineering
  • Reid Zyniecki, Senior, 3.367, Management


  • Sarah Baxter, Senior, 3.647, Accounting
  • Julia Box, Junior, 3.411, Nursing
  • Megan Burns, Senior, 3.462, Psychology
  • Victoria Butler, 3.415, Exercise Science
  • Cristina Czyrka, 3.238, Social Sciences
  • Eve Kosten, Senior, 3.632, Management
  • Gloria Melofchik, 3.227, Social Sciences
  • Hannah Miller, Senior, 3.633, Management
  • Mackenzie Moss, 3.34, Occupational Therapy
  • Saoirse Palu-Benson, 3.256, Management
  • Catherine Schultheis, Junior, 3.469, Environmental Geosciences
  • Kelli Ann Valedon, 3.742, Social Sciences
  • Brittney Walters, Senior, 3.339, Exercise Science