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|