Four Bulldogs Earn Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mentions

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Ileana Lucos. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Four Yale swimmers – Molly Albrecht, Athena Liao, Hayes Hyde and Ileana Lucos have received Mid-Major All-American honorable mentions from CollegeSwimming.com.

Albrecht, a sophomore, finished second in both the 200-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle at the 2011 Ivy League Championships. Liao, a junior, placed second in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke at the Ivy League Championships. In addition, Liao received the team's Davies Award for outstanding performance in the breaststroke. Hyde, also a junior, won the 200-yard butterfly at the Ivy League Championships and was named first team all-Ivy in the event. Hyde won Yale's Heaton High Point Award for scoring the highest number of possible points in dual meet competition. Lucos, a senior, was fifth at Ivy's in the 200-yard freestyle.

Mid-Major All-Americans are selected on the basis on their qualification for the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships.  Honorable mention selections are given to swimmers who were entered under NCAA 'B' standards, but were not selected for the 2011 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

The following conferences have been designated as Mid-Majors: America East, Atlantic 10, Colonial Athletic Association, Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mountain Pacific, Missouri Valley, Patriot, Sun Belt, Summit and Western Athletic.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity

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