2011 All-MIAA Swimming

Dalrymple and Watson Named All-MIAA


ROYAL OAK, Mich. - For the first time in program history, the Saint Mary's swim team boasts two All-MIAA selections in a single season - Audrey Dalrymple and Ellie Watson.

Dalrymple had a pair of second place finishes in the 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley while taking third in the 200 individual medley at the MIAA Championships last weekend. Her times in the 200 breaststroke were good enough for an NCAA B cut time, as she cut more than two seconds off her morning time in the final. She set new school records with her times in the 200 IM and 400 IM, and she was part of the school record-setting 400 free relay that finished fourth.

Watson finished second in the 500 and 1650 freestyle races and sixth in the 400 IM at the conference championship meet. She established a new school record in the 500 free and was less than a second from an NCAA B cut time. Her time in the 1650 was good enough for the second-fastest time in school history. Watson also swam the anchor leg of the school record-setting 400 free relay.

The two combined to score 97 points for the Belles as individuals while helping to contribute 112 points in relays. The two helped account for 209 of the team's 314 points at the MIAA Champoinships.

Saint Mary's has only ever had one All-MIAA selection at the conclusion of a season until now. The two are also the most recent All-MIAA selections prior to this year. Dalrymple earned All-MIAA honors in her freshman season in 2009 while Watson was an all-conference selection last year.

2011 All-MIAA Swimming and Diving Team
Most Valuable Swimmer – Elizabeth Counsell, Calvin
Most Valuable Diver – Samantha Klaasen, Calvin
Sarah Sohn, Hope*** (junior from Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect HS)
Libby Westrate, Hope** (sophomore from Grandville/Grandville HS)
Ashley Jasperse, Hope** (senior from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central HS)
Alicia Tuuk, Hope** (senior from Lansing, Ill./Munster HS)
Elizabeth Counsell, Calvin** (sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian HS)
Samantha Klaasen, Calvin* (sophomore from Holland/Holland Christian HS)
Monica Bressler, Calvin*** (senior from Sandusky, Ohio/Perkins HS)
Elise Kaufman, Calvin* (freshman from Sugar Land, Tex./Clements HS)
Shelby Cloyd, Calvin* (sophomore from Kalamazoo/Plainwell HS)
Stephie Fox, Calvin* (sophomore from Kentwood/Home Schooled)
Katie Grue, Kalamazoo** (junior from Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley HS)
Taryn Edsall, Kalamazoo** (sophomore from Kentwood/Wyoming Kelloggsvillle HS)
Molly DeWald, Kalamazoo* (freshman from Grosse Pointe Shores/Grosse Pointe South HS)
Caitlin Lohr, Olivet* (junior from Holland/Hamilton HS)
Crystal Jager, Olivet* (sophomore from Dorr/Hamilton HS)
Audrey Dalrymple, Saint Mary's** (junior from Grand Rapids/Catholic Central HS)
Ellie Watson, Saint Mary's** (sophomore from Grand Rapids/Catholic Central HS)
Ashley Collins, Albion**  (senior from Saginaw/Heritage HS)