Bogdanovski of Johns Hopkins and Josa of Queens Named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmers of the Year

  3 Anne Lepesant | April 12th, 2014 | College, Featured, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, News

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The Bluegrass Mountain Conference named Ana Bogdanovski of Johns Hopkins University and Matt Josa of Queens University of Charlotte its 2014 Swimmers of the Year.

Anastasia Bogdanovski, junior, Johns Hopkins University

A native of Fanwood, NJ, Ana Bogdanovski was named the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Swimmer of the Year. At NCAAs she won two individual titles and was a member of four of the five Blue Jays relays that won national titles. Bogdanovski was an integral part of Hopkins’ program-best third-place finish. She earned seven All-America honors in the meet and now has 17 All-America honors as a junior.

Bogdanovski set school records in six events during the NCAA Championship: 50 free (22.80), 100 free (49.66), 200 free (1:47.74) and three relays. In addition to being voted NCAA Swimmer of the Year she is a candidate for NCAA DIII Athlete of the year.

Matthew Josa, freshman, Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC native Matt Josa was named NCAA DII Swimmer of the Meet after winning three individual titles and breaking four NCAA DII Records: he won the 200 IM in 1:43.96, the 200 back in 1:40.74, and the 100 fly in 45.45. In addition, he led of Queens’ 800 free relay with the fastest 200 free in NCAA DII history, 1:34.21.

Josa swam the butterfly leg on Queens’s  winning and NCAA record-setting 400 medley relay (3:11.10). He also lead off the 400 free relay with a 42.75, setting a new school record in the 100 free.

About Bluegrass Mountain Conference

Bluegrass Mountain is a coach-run conference comprised of fifteen independent schools hailing from NCAA Division 2, NCAA Division 3, and NAIA. Founded in 2000, BMC is a single-sport conference that supports over 400 swimmer student-athletes. Its members are:

Carson-Newman (M,W) Jefferson City, TN NCAA D2
Catawba (M,W) Salisbury, NC NCAA D2
Converse (W) Spartanburg, SC NCAA D2
Davis & Elkins (M,W) Elkins, WV NCAA D2
Fairmont State (M,W) Fairmont, WV NCAA D2
Johns Hopkins (M,W) Baltimore, MD NCAA D3
Lenoir-Rhyne (M,W) Hickory, NC NCAA D2
Limestone (M,W) Gaffney, SC NCAA D2
Pfeiffer (M,W) Misenheimer, NC NCAA D2
Randolph-Macon (M,W) Ashland, VA NCAA D3
Queens (M,W) Charlotte, NC NCAA D2
SCAD Savannah (M,W) Savannah, GA NAIA
Washington & Lee (M,W) Lexington, VA NCAA D3
West Virginia Weslyan (M,W) Buckhannon, WV NCAA D2
Wingate (M,W) Wingate, NC NCAA D2

 

Comments

  1. Coach says:
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    Wasn’t this award his to lose when he signed D2.

  2. bobo gigi says:
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    Matthew Josa was in 52.46 last summer.
    I see he has improved a lot his times in yards this season.
    45.45 is a great performance for a freshman.
    It’s not crazy to think he’s able to break the 52 barrier next summer.
    The men’s 100 fly is one of the most open races in American men’s swimming today with no clear favorites.
    He’s in my list of US olympic contenders in 2016 with Tom Shields, Eugene Godsoe, Ryan Lochte, Tim Phillips and Justin Lynch.
    Does he swim at SwimMAC in the long course season?

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