York, Pa. – Marymount University senior swimmer Anna Macedonia was named the Capital Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as selected by the league’s athletic directors and sports information directors. She is the fourth Saint to earn the honor and is the first women’s swimmer to earn the award in conference history.
Macedonia joins former Saints basketball standouts Jessica Turgon (1997), Annetta Benjamin (2004) and Randi Jones (2006) in the exclusive club. With her selection, Marymount is tied with Mary Washington, Salisbury and St. Mary’s (Md.) for the most Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors since the award was first handed out in 1992.
In the classroom, Macedonia posted a 3.84 grade-point average with an art education major during her tenure with the Saints. She was recently named Capital One Third Team Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Macedonia is the first Academic All-American in program history for the Saints.
A two-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American, Macedonia also earned back-to-back CAC Swimmer of the Year accolades as a junior and senior.
Individually in 2012, Macedonia won the 50 freestyle to set a CAC Championship mark and earn an NCAA provisional ‘B’ time, won the 100 backstroke to break the league record and post an automatic NCAA ‘A’ time and won the 100 freestyle to break her third CAC Championship meet record an earn another NCAA ‘B’ time. She also teamed to win both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, both of them program records. Macedonia led off the 200 medley relay team that finished third overall and posted a Marymount record with a time.
At nationals, Macedonia garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors with a 14th place finish in the 100 backstroke. She also finished 27th in the 100 freestyle and 29th in the 50 freestyle.