Drury Women’s Swimming Earns 50 NCAA-II All-American Honors

by Ed Beach

The Drury University women’s swimming team had 12 individuals earn 50 All-American awards from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria. In contested events at the NCAA-II national championship, the top eight finalists are named to the first team, while the consolation finalists were named Honorable Mention. In events that were not contested, individual and relay qualifiers selected for the championship are named All-American.

Senior Bailee Nunn was an All-American in seven events. The Marshfield native won the national championship in the 50 Freestyle in the first and only day of championship competition held in Geneva, Ohio. She also earned All-American honors in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (honorable mention), and 400 Medley Relay.

Erica Dahlgren, a senior from Gothenburg, Sweden, is a six-time All-American this season winning honors in the 200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, and 800 Free Relay.

Another six-time All-American is Yasmin Preusse, a native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The sophomore was selected in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (honorable mention), and the 400 Medley Relay.

Bec Cross also appeared six times on the All-American list as the sophomore from Canberra, Australia, won the award for the 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 500 Free, 200 Breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

The full list of Drury’s All-Americans are below:

  • Marina Amorim – (500 Free, 1650 Free)
  • Bec Cross – (400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 500 Free, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM)
  • Erica Dahlgren – (200 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay)
  • Mackenzie Harris – (200 Free (HM), 500 Free, 200 Fly, 800 Free Relay)
  • Bailee Nunn – (50 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Medley Relay)
  • Laura Pareja – (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Medley Relay)
  • Yasmin Preusse – (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Medley Relay)
  • Karianne Reinertsen – (500 Free, 1650 Free, 800 Free Relay)
  • Katarzyna Rogowska – (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay (HM))
  • Tori Sopp – (200 Free, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 Medley Relay)
  • Allison Weber – (500 Free, 1000 Free, 1650 Free)
  • Mackenzie Wieberg – (200 Free Relay)

2020 is not the first time the association adjusted All-America criteria. The first CSCAA All-America team was published in 1924, thirteen years before the first men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. The first women’s All-America team was published in 1975, seven years prior to the first NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. During much of that time, the team was selected by a panel of coaches. In 1985 the honor was standardized around the NCAA Championships with the top eight finalists receiving first-team recognition and consolation finalists being named honorable mention.

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