AUSTIN, Texas – Carson-Newman swimmer Nancy Claire Smith (Franklin, Tenn.) has been lauded with a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team, the organization announced Thursday at noon.
"I'm so grateful to for all the opportunities I've had at Carson-Newman, both academically and athletically," Smith said. "I'm so thankful for the opportunity I had to swim at nationals as well as the opportunity to study abroad this summer at Oxford."
Smith was an All-American in the 800 Free Relay and earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 Free Relay.
She won Carson-Newman's first-ever Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships for having the highest GPA at the championship site.
Smith reset the school record as a member of the 800 Free Relay with a time of 7:25.29.
The Franklin, Tenn.-native won three events during her junior season, the 200 Breast against the University of the Cumberlands, as well as the 400 Free and 400 Free Relay against King and Emory & Henry.
In the at-large program, District III includes schools affiliated with the South Atlantic Conference, the Conference Carolinas and the Peach Belt Conference. Smith will advance to the national ballot for the opportunity to make one of the three Academic All-America teams. The at-large team includes athletes who participate in swimming, golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, tennis, bowling, field hockey, rifle, gymnastics and water polo.
NCAA DIVISION II (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic)
Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Swimming Vika Arkhipova WINGATE Sr. Seversk, Russia 3.90 Marketing
Tennis Sarah Baker TUSCULUM Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.84 Pre-veterinary medicine
Tennis Rebecca Bruning ANDERSON (SC) Jr. Athens, Ga. 4.00 Biological & biomedical sciences
Tennis Diana DiMarco YOUNG HARRIS Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.97 History
Lacrosse Savannah Elliott TUSCULUM So. Oshawa, Ontario 3.93 Psychology
Tennis Franziska Funke TUSCULUM So. Bochum, Germany 4.00 Psychology
Golf Meridith Hawkins CARSON-NEWMAN Sr. Powell, Tenn. 3.97 Biology
Golf Mikaela Hadaway WINGATE Jr. Kettering, Ohio 4.00 Psychology
Tennis Tara Lamers NEWBERRY (SC) Sr. Maastricht, Netherlands 3.95 Mathematics
Golf Calley Lawson TUSCULUM Sr. Gaithersburg, Md. 4.00 Elementary education / special ed.
Tennis Carlotta Nassi QUEENS (NC) So. Livorno, Italy 3.86 Communications & sports mgmt.
Swimming Nancy Claire Smith CARSON-NEWMAN Jr. Franklin, Tenn. 4.00 Chemistry
Tennis Diana Stomlega ARMSTRONG STATE Jr. Peniscola, Spain 3.90 Nursing
Tennis Elizabeth Williamson NEWBERRY (SC) Jr. Canterbury, New Zealand 4.00 Biology