SEVEN OAKLAND ATHLETES NAMED TO THE SWIMMING AND DIVING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
Feb. 28, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - Katlynn Emaus, Alysse Fischer, Krissy Harmon, Andrew Binder, Brant Cassidy, Paul Huch and Joe Smith have been named to the Horizon League's men's and women's swimming and diving Academic All-League teams, announced by the league office on Monday. To be eligible for the Horizon League All-Academic consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.

Emaus, a junior from Lowell, Mich. has maintained a 3.94 GPA while studying biology. Emaus finished eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.70, and sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:19.56 at the Horizon League Championships.

Fischer, a senior from Beverly Hills, Mich. has a 3.88 GPA while studying elementary education. She was a member of the 800-yard relay team that came in first with a time of 7:21.18 and came in seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.45) at the Horizon League Championships. The 800-yard relay time was good to set a new pool record that was previously held by UWM in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium. Fischer also came in eighth place in the 1650-yard with a time of 17:12.86.

Harmon, a junior from Caro, Mich. has maintained a 3.75 GPA while studying nursing at Oakland. Harmon finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:56.93 and fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:58.08 at the Horizon League Championships.

Binder, a senior from Rochester, Mich. has a 3.71 GPA while studying finance. Binder was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay that came in first with a time of 1:19.58, placed third in the 50-yard (20.22), and came in first with his relay team in the 400-yard freestyle (2:56.97) at the Horizon League Championships.

Cassidy, a senior from Fenton, Mich. has maintained a 3.75 GPA while studying health sciences. Cassidy was also a member of the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle that both placed first at the championships. He also placed fourth (20.34) in the 50-yard freestyle, and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (44.87), both at the championships.

Huch, a junior from Ingolstadt, Germany has a 3.58 GPA while studying mechanical engineering. Huch was recently named the Horizon League's swimmer of the meet after the completion of the championships this past weekend. Huch, along with Binder and Cassidy, was a member of the first place 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays, came in second in the 50-yard freestyle, first in the 100-yard backstroke and first in the 100-yard freestyle.

Smith, a junior from Chelsea, Mich. has maintained a 3.82 GPA while studying pre-business administration at Oakland. Smith was recently named the Horizon League's Diver of the Meet at the Horizon League Championships. He has constantly broken his own records in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives all season and set a new 1-meter record of 388.55 at the Horizon League Championships.

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