Seven Purple Aces Named To MVC Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Courtesy: Evansville Athletics

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Seven members of the University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Team for their performances both in the pool and the classroom this year.

Seniors Emily Vasquez (Huntsville, Ala./St. John Paul II), Sarah Kempf (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), Maggie Franz (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein), and Alexa Markl (Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep), juniors Sonsoles Aquayo (Jerez, Spain) and Allison McDonald (Cape Girardeau, Mo./Cape Central), and sophomore Iryna Tsesiul (Minsk, Belarus) all were named to the Valley’s Scholar-Athlete Team on Wednesday.  To earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honors in swimming, it is based on both athletic and academic performance.

A student-athlete must be a sophomore both athletically and academically and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. 3.3 GPA and a member of the MVC All-Conference Team (top 8 finish), or
  2. 3.5 GPA and a top sixteen finish in an individual championship event, or
  3. 3.8 GPA and participation in the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Evansville’s seven MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selections come on the heels of nine Purple Aces earning all-conference honors at the 2022 MVC Swimming & Diving Championships.

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