Two Phoenix Swimmers Receive Mid-Major All-American Honors

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Release: May 02, 2011
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Jason Askew and Alyssa Danielson earned honorable mentions to CollegeSwimming.comís Mid-Major All-American teams.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - A pair of Green Bay swimmers, seniors Jason Askew (Durban, South Africa) and Alyssa Danielson (Rogers, Minn.), were selected as honorable mentions to the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American teams, the national swimming website announced on Monday.

"We at Green Bay are very excited that Jason and Alyssa have been honored with this status," Phoenix head coach Jim Merner said. "Throughout the last four years, they each displayed a desire to be the best they could be. They both have a tenacious, competitive fire within and love to race. We are honored that they chose to be Phoenix swimmers and are grateful for their contributions to our program."

Askew and Danielson both wrapped up their outstanding careers as school record holders and conference champions. At the 2011 Horizon League Championships, Askew picked up an individual conference title in the 100-yard breaststroke and also earned a second-place finish in the 200 breast. He broke his own school records in both events, finishing the 100 in 55.11 and the 200 in 2:00.64. His time in the 100 also achieved an NCAA 'B' cut.

Danielson, who helped the Phoenix women to a seventh straight Horizon League crown in 2011, finished her career with an impressive five school records to her name, including one league record. The senior dominated the 50 free at this year's conference meet, powering to victory in league-record fashion (22.90) to earn an NCAA 'B' standard. She also earned a second-place finish in the 100 free, touching in at 50.38 for another school record.

In all, 118 male and 161 female swimmers from 14 mid-major conferences were awarded honorable mention status. Honorable mention selections are swimmers who were entered with NCAA 'B' standards, but were not selected to compete in the 2011 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
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