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March 12, 2010

Forsling, Moore and Zerwick earn Honorable Mention All-American honors at NCAA Division II Championships

CANTON, Ohio – Colorado School of Mines' Angel Forsling, Sarah Moore and Andrew Zerwick all earned Honorable Mention All-American recognition during day three of the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships (hosted by Lock Haven University) on Friday, March 12th, at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

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Moore, who earned All-American honors with her fifth-place finish in the 3-meter diving finals during the opening day of competion on Wednesday, finished 15th (329.35) in Friday morning's 1-meter prelims to earn Honorable Mention All-American laurels.

At the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Swimming & Diving Championships in February, Moore established new RMAC records on both the 1-meter (408.90) and 3-meter (474.10) boards while winning both events.  Moore went on garner Women's Diver of the Meet laurels at the RMAC Championships.  A First Team All-RMAC performer in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events, Moore was selected as the RMAC Women's Diver of the Year.  Moore, who was named RMAC Women's Diver of the Week on six occasions (Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 25 and Jan. 27) in 2009-10, was selected as the RMAC Female Athlete of the Month in February.

Forsling finished 12th in the 100 breaststroke consolation finals to secure Honorable Mention All-American accolades.  Forsling's time of 1:05.05 in the consolation finals established a new school record, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:07.82 (Rebecca Walthall, 2009).  Forsling also set a new school record in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 30.28 during one of her splits in the consolation finals, besting the previous mark of 31.87 (Walthall, 2009).

Earlier this week, Forsling received the Elite 88 Award for NCAA Division II women’s swimming & diving.  The Elite 88 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships at the Division I, II and III levels.

Zerwick placed 16th (51.33) in the 100 backstroke consolation finals to garner Honorable Mention All-American status.  On Friday morning, Zerwick's time of 50.94 in the prelims established a new school record, eclipsing the previous mark of 51.59 (Brooks Masterson, 2002).

All five of the CSM student-athletes who are competing at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships have now earned All-American honors.  Jesse Dennis (14th place; 1-meter diving) and Kevin Shaw (13th place; 400 IM) both earned Honorable Mention All-American recognition during the second day of competition on Thursday.

Forsling (200 breaststroke), Shaw (200 breaststroke) and Zerwick (200 backstroke) are all slated to compete for the Orediggers during the final day of competition tomorrow.  Dennis will be an alternate in Saturday's 3-meter diving event.

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