Moores Named Rookie of the Meet as Empire 8 Announces Women’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Teams

3/3/2011

HOBOKEN, NJ– Freshman Louise Moores (Mukilteo, Wash.) was named the Empire 8 Rookie of the Meet as the conference office released its all-conference teams on Tuesday morning. Stevens Institute of Technology placed second to Ithaca College at the four-day championship meet this past weekend and earned first- or second-team honors in 17-of-20 events.

Moores earned individual accolades in three different events, taking home first-team honors in the 100-yard butterfly (56.97) and 100-yard backstroke (56.95). She was a second-teamer in the 100-yard freestyle to senior teammate Laura Barito (Arkadelphia, Ark.), turning in a 51.90. Barito touched a 50.98. The Washington state native also was a member of the winning and first-team 200-yard freestyle relay that turned in a championship-record time of 1:34.62. Moores was joined in that event by junior Hayley Hatfield (Dallas, Texas), sophomore Allison Henning (Idaho Falls, Idaho), and Barito.

Freshman Megan Lisbon (Woodbridge, Va.), senior Gabrielle Czernik (Wanaque, N.J.), Moores, and Barito took home first-team honors in the 400-medley relay, turning in a championship- and school-record time of 3:50.90. Czernik, sophomore Marissa Douglas (Cumberland, R.I.), Moores, and Barito also received a first team nod for the quartet’s victory in the 200-medley relay (1:45.33).

Junior Sian Pearson (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) and senior captain Amanda Nauman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) finished first and second in the 500-yard freestyle and swept the all-conference awards for the event. Pearson’s 5:01.97 was a championship-record.

Douglas was a second-team pick in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley (2:06.96, 4:32.77), while Barito was the same in the 50-yard freestyle (23.39). Pearson earned second-team honors as well in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking a 1:54.25. Sophomore Victoria Baldwin (The Woodlands, Texas) placed first and set a championship- and school-record with her time of 17:25.58 in the 1,650-yard freestyle, while Nauman earned second-team honors with her 17:48.93.

Czernik was a first-teamer in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.50), as was Lisbon in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.10). The ladder’s time was a new championship- and school-record as well.

Pearson earned second-team selections for her 1:54.25 in the 200-yard freestyle and 2:07.31 in the 200-yard butterfly. Nauman took the first-team honor in the fly, clocking a 2:06.84.

Douglas, Hatfield, Nauman, and Pearson set a new championship-best in the 800-free relay (7:37.91), while Pearson, Hatfield, Moores, and Barito did the same and set a new program-record in the 400-free relay (3:26.71).

Junior Kim McCaffrey (Mullica Hill, N.J.) was the Stevens selection for Sportswoman of the Year.

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