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2014 Women's Swimming & Diving All-Americans Announced

March 10, 2014
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By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014 Women's Swimming & Diving All-Americans. Honors were awarded to the top-three finishers in each event and the swimmers of the top-three finishing relay teams at the 34th Annual NAIA Women's Swimming & Diving National Championships, held March 5-8 at Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Forty-eight student-athletes earned All-America honors, with two-time defending national champion Oklahoma Baptist leading the way with 14 honorees.

Junior Laura Galarza of Oklahoma Baptist was recognized in an NAIA-best eight events. NAIA Women’ Swimmer of the Meet, senior Lisa MacManus of Oklahoma Baptist, earned All-America honors in six events, while NAIA Women’ Swimmer of the Year, junior Christine Tixier of Biola (Calif.), was acknowledged in three events after setting an NAIA National Championship record in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Oklahoma Baptist’s 200-Yard Freestyle Relay and 400-Yard Freestyle Relay teams, which included Galarza and MacManus, also set NAIA National Championship records.

Galarza is a three-time All-American in the 100-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Medley Relay and the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay. She’s also a two-time All-American in the 50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle and the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay. MacManus is a two-time All-America honoree in the 100-Yard Butterfly, 100-Yard Backstroke, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay and the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay. Tixier is a three-time national champion and All-American in the 100-Yard Butterfly and is also a two-time All-America honoree in the 200-Yard Butterfly and the 200-Yard Individual Medley.

Senior Kristen Brimage of Oklahoma Baptist, who was named the NAIA Women’s Diver of the Year, defended her national titles in 1-Meter and 3-Meter Diving and is now a two-time All-American in both events.

2014 NAIA Women's Swimming & Diving All-Americans
Name School Event
Alena Titenkova Oklahoma Baptist 100-Yard Backstroke
    200-Yard Backstroke
Andrea Antonissen Oklahoma Baptist 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    100-Yard Freestyle
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Anna Kotliarova Union (Ky.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
Brooke Roy Concordia (Calif.) 50-Yard Freestyle
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Callie Harrigan Union (Ky.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle
    100-Yard Freestyle
Caroline Lepesant SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 500-Yard Freestyle
    800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    1650-Yard Freestyle
Charlotte Parent Cumberlands (Ky.) 200-Yard Individual Medley
Christine Tixier Biola (Calif.) 200-Yard Individual Medley
    100-Yard Butterfly
    200-Yard Butterfly
Claire Partlow SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Courtney Hayward Brenau (Ga.) 500-Yard Freestyle
    800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Individual Medley
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    1650-Yard Freestyle
Eliska Melicharova Union (Ky.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
Emma Forbes-Milne Oklahoma Baptist 200-Yard Medley Relay
    50-Yard Freestyle
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Emma McKinley SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
Haley Thompson SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Hannah Legg SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 200-Yard Individual Medley
    800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    200-Yard Butterfly
Heather Partlow SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Heidi Greener Oklahoma Baptist 100-Yard Breaststroke
    200-Yard Breaststroke
Holly Risinger Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Ines Remersaro Oklahoma Baptist 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    200-Yard Backstroke
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Jannette Morales Medina Oklahoma Baptist 400-Yard Individual Medley
    200-Yard Butterfly
Kara De Long Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
Kasey McCormick Union (Ky.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
Kaylin Kemper Concordia (Calif.) 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Kelsey Weener Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Kerryn Mullin Oklahoma Baptist 200-Yard Medley Relay
    100-Yard Breaststroke
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Breaststroke
Kristen Brimage Oklahoma Baptist 1-Meter Diving
    3-Meter Diving
Laura Galarza Oklahoma Baptist 200-Yard Medley Relay
    50-Yard Freestyle
    800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    100-Yard Freestyle
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Lexie Keller Oklahoma Baptist 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle
    400-Yard Medley Relay
Lisa MacManus Oklahoma Baptist 200-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    100-Yard Butterfly
    100-Yard Backstroke
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
MacKenzie Anderson Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
    400-Yard Medley Relay
MacKenzie Bailie Concordia (Calif.) 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Mary Katherin Jabbia Brenau (Ga.) 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Medley Relay
Michaela Patterson Oklahoma Baptist 3-Meter Diving
Michelle Billeaud Brenau (Ga.) 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
    100-Yard Butterfly
    400-Yard Medley Relay
Michelle McDonald Cumberlands (Ky.) 1-Meter Diving
    3-Meter Diving
Norra Stroh SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Rachel Jirik Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Sam Elam Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 500-Yard Freestyle
    200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Medley Relay
Samantha Leanza Concordia (Calif.) 1650-Yard Freestyle
Sarah Jamieson Concordia (Calif.) 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
    400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Shelby Rumker Brenau (Ga.) 800-Yard Freestyle Relay
Sydney Harris Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 200-Yard Medley Relay
    100-Yard Breaststroke
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Breaststroke
Talia Sola Brenau (Ga.) 100-Yard Backstroke
    400-Yard Medley Relay
    200-Yard Backstroke
Tara Bletcher Concordia (Calif.) 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Tara DeWall Oklahoma Baptist 1-Meter Diving
Tiffany Roy Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 400-Yard Individual Medley
Whitney Whitehead Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 400-Yard Medley Relay
Yulia Lapshova Oklahoma Baptist 800-Yard Freestyle Relay