May 7, 2013
Eighteen members of Tennessee swimming and diving team were named to the CSCAA All-America Team, the college swimming coaches association announced Tuesday.
The list included 10 Lady Vols and eight Vols between the first-team and honorable mention squads.
First-team All-America honors are earned by placing in the top 8 at the NCAA Championships in either an individual or relay event. Honorable mention accolades are given to those who place 9-16 at the national meet in March.
Junior Lindsay Gendron was among the leaders for the Lady Vols at the NCAAs, helping the team to a third-place finish, the best in program history.
According to research by SwimSwam.com, Gendron was one of just 14 swimmers between the men's and women's meets to record All-America honors in all seven of her events. She reached the championship finals of the 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She also pitched in on four relays, including two national championship-winning teams.
The Lady Vols had eight swimmers and divers earn first-team All-America status in at least one event. In addition to Gendron, the list includes Kelsey Floyd, Molly Hannis, Faith Johnson, Tori Lamp, Jodie McGroarty, Caroline Simmons and Lauren Solernou. Mary Griffith and Kate McNeilis were honorable mention All-Americans.
Floyd, who finished her illustrious career at the NCAAs, was a part of all three of the Lady Vols' championship relay teams: the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 200 freestyle relay.
Lamp made the finals of all three diving events, including a silver medal finish on the platform. She was named the CSCAA Women's National Diver of the Year. Dave Parrington was the Women's Diving Coach of the Year.
On the men's side, four Vols earned first-team All-America honors thanks to a seventh-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay: Samuel Rairden, Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom, Sean Lehane and Tristan Slater. The Vols finished the NCAAs 16th in the team standings.