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Anna Macedonia Named CAC Swimmer of the Year

Sunday, February 20, 2011
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Marymount University junior Anna Macedonia was named the Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Year, as announced at the CAC Championships on Sunday. Macedonia is the second Saints women’s swimmer to earn the accolade, joining former MU standout Ashley Smith from the 2007-08 campaign.

The women’s squad finished the championships in fourth place with 372 points, just 16 points behind third place Salisbury. Mary Washington won the CAC title with 982 points followed by St. Mary’s (Md.) with 628. York (Pa.), Hood and Frostburg State rounded out the standings.

Having already won two events on the weekend, the 50 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, Macedonia put together another dominating performance in the 200 Back. Posting a time of 2:02.59, she broke her own Marymount program record by nearly five seconds.

Freshman Katie Moran also had a solid final day at the CAC Championships, finishing second in the 100 Free with a time of 54.11. She and Macedonia also teamed with junior Meghan Morch and sophomore Kim Rizzo to place second in the 400 Free Relay at 3:40.22, cutting off 11 seconds from their preliminary time.

On the men’s side, the Saints finished fifth in the finals standings with 284 points. Mary Washington won the title, followed by York (Pa.), St. Mary’s (Md.) and Salisbury. Frostburg State and Hood rounded out the competition.

Freshman Michael Yelmgren had a stellar day for the Saints, setting the MU program record in the 200 Back. Posting a 1:58.35 in the finals, he topped former record holder JP Goscho by a mere 1.29 seconds.