WESTON, Mass. – The Regis College men's and women's swimming and diving teams placed 13 student-athletes on the 2018-19 Spring All-Academic Team sponsored by the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA), announced last week by the coaches' organization.
In order for a swimmer or diver to make the All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the Spring 2019 semester. In total, 182 student-athletes, 146 women and 36 men, made the 2018-19 NEISDA Spring All-Academic Team.
All nine members of the Regis women's swimming and diving team on the NEISDA Fall All-Academic Team continued their high academic performance to earn a spot on the Spring All-Academic Team. Recent graduates Katherine Mariano (Newton, Mass.) and Lila Williams (East Bridgewater, Mass.) received their fifth career All-Academic honor from the NEISDA, while co-captain Sarah Leonard (Brockton, Mass.) was named to the team for the fourth time in her collegiate career.
Caoilinn Bassignani (Franklin, Mass.), Amy Collins (Hanson, Mass.), and Ryan Moran (Arlington, Mass.) were recognized for the third time. Thalia Bowie (Lexington, Mass.), Julia Burke (North Andover, Mass.), and Alexa Lancisi (Milford, Mass.) earned their second All-Academic honor of the year, while Meghan Caggiano (Quincy, Mass.) returned to the list for the second time in her collegiate career.
On the men's side, Connor Schwarze (Melrose, Mass.) earns his fourth career NEISDA All-Academic honor, including his second of the 2018-19 academic year. Fellow seniors Ryan Tinney (Manchester, Conn.) and Joshua Unas (Santa Clarita, Calif.) join him on the Spring All-Academic Team, with Tinney earning his second career honor and Unas picking up his third career NEISDA academic award. With their inclusion, Regis is one of 10 NEISDA member schools with both male and female student-athletes on the Spring All-Academic Team.
Earlier in May, it was announced that Regis head coach James Sweeney would remain on the NEISDA board as the treasurer for the 2019-20 academic year. Also, fellow GNAC member Albertus Magnus will join NEISDA starting in 2019-20, increasing the number of women's teams participating within the organization to 22.
In 2018-19, both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams for Regis College finished second at the GNAC Championships and seventh at the NEISDA Championships.