2016 Women?s Swimming & Diving All-Americans Announced
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) has announced the 2016 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 36th Annual NAIA Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championships, held March 2-5 at the Columbus Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ga.
Thirty-six student-athletes earned All-America honors, with three-time national champion SCAD Savannah (Ga.) leading the way with 11 honorees.
NAIA Women’s Swimmer of the Year and Women’s Swim of the Meet Amanda Moran of Olivet Nazarene was recognized in an NAIA-best seven events, sophomore Lisa Tixier of Biola (Calif.) earned All-America honors in six events, along with Andrea Vega of Biola who had six honors.
Galarza is a four-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 three-time All-American in the 50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle, and the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay. Christine Tixier is a four-time national champion and All-American in the 100-Yard Butterfly and is also a three-time All-America honoree in the 200-Yard Butterfly and the 200-Yard Individual Medley.
Genesis Veliz of Wayland Baptist (Texas), who was named the NAIA Women’s Diver of the Year in the 1-meter diving as well as the 3-meter.
2016 Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Americans Announced
Name School Event
Christina Ali Biola (Calif.) 200-yard Breaststroke
Deandre Small Wayland Baptist (Texas) 50-yard Freestyle