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Eighteen Wildcats Named to 2014 All-BIG EAST Team
Twelve women from Villanova's championship team earned All-BIG EAST honors.

Feb. 27, 2014

NEW YORK - Twelve women and six men from the Villanova swimming & diving teams were named to the All-BIG EAST squad thanks to their performances in the conference championships over the past two weeks, the BIG EAST announced Thursday afternoon.

The Wildcat women had the most honorees of any team. Megan Conrad, Michelle Hall, Fiona Hardie, Kristin Haufler, Katrin Heider, Sara Jurek, Kaisla Kollanus, Colleen Lord, Emily Mayo, Erin Merkle, Jessica Randolph and Mary Snyder earned spots on the All-BIG EAST team. Hardie, Haufler, Heider, Jurek, Kollanus, Lord, Mayo, Merkle, Randolph and Snyder received honors for multiple events.

Kollanus and Jurek each earned honors for seven events, the most of any women's swimmer.

Hardie was also named the Co-Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer at the conference championship.

Forty men and 39 women complete the list. A total of 26 men and 25 women earned All-BIG EAST honors for their finishes in multiple events.

Greg Cino, Jason Moyer, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Sipala, Ben Smith and Pat Sullivan were all named to the men's All-BIG EAST squad, with Moyer and Smith honored for multiple events.



Smith broke a 25-year-old Villanova record in the 100 butterfly and was the first men's swimmer to earn a BIG EAST individual title since 1996.

The All-BIG EAST team is comprised of swimmers and divers who finished in the top three in any individual or relay event at the championships.

Greg Cino, Villanova (800 Free Relay)
Jason Moyer, Villanova (800 Free Relay, 200 Free, 400 Medley Relay)
Mike Rodriguez, Villanova (400 Medley Relay)
Tony Sipala, Villanova (400 Medley Relay)
Ben Smith, Villanova (800 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Fly)
Pat Sullivan, Villanova (800 Free Relay)

Megan Conrad, Villanova (200 Back)
Michelle Hall, Villanova (3M Diving)
Fiona Hardie, Villanova (200 Medley Relay, 50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Fly)
Kristin Haufler, Villanova (200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay)
Katrin Heider, Villanova (800 Free Relay, 50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 200 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay)
Sara Jurek, Villanova (200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 400 IM, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay)
Kaisla Kollanus, Villanova (800 Free Relay, 50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay)
Colleen Lord, Villanova (200 Medley Relay, 100 Back, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Back)
Emily Mayo, Villanova (500 Free, 200 Free, 1,650 Free)
Erin Merkle, Villanova (500 Free, 1,650 Free, 200 Fly)
Jessica Randolph, Villanova (800 Free Relay, 200 IM, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay)
Mary Snyder, Villanova (500 Free, 400 IM)