Three WashU Swimmers Selected to Academic All-District Team

Three WashU Swimmers Selected to Academic All-District Team

St. Louis, Mo., May 13, 2017 – Three student-athletes from the Washington University in St. Louis swimming and diving program were selected to the 2017 Academic All-District Five Men's and Women's At-Large First Teams, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Senior MariMac Collins and junior Nicole Zanolli of the women's team were selected while Michael Lagieski was chosen from the men's team.

MariMac Collins – Systems Engineering, 3.69

Collins teamed up on three relay teams that swam to All-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships. In total she earned eight All-American honors in her career in the 200-FR relay (2017), 400-FR relay (2015-17) and 800-FR relay (2014-17). Collins is also a four-time All-American honorable mention in the 200-medley relay (2016-17) and 200-FR relay (2015-16). In addition, she was the recipient of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III National Swimmer of the Week honor on Jan. 24. Collins is a seven-time all-University Athletic Association (UAA) recipient with a 3.69 grade point average while majoring in systems engineering.

Nicole Zanolli – Biology, 3.84

Zanolli swam to five All-American finishes at this year's National Championships and has also totaled eight in her career: 200 BK (2016-17), 200 FR (2017), 500 FR (2017), 400-FR relay (2016-17) and 800-FR relay (2016-17). She also has five All-American honorable mentions to her credit: 500 FR (2016), 400-medley relay (2016), 200-medley relay (2016-17) and 1,650 FR (2015). Zanolli set the WashU school record in the 200 freestyle with a sixth place finish at the National Championships this season, 1:49.09. The Menlo Park, Calif.-native is a biology major and sports a 3.84 GPA. 

Michael Lagieski - Mechanical Engineering, 3.71

Lagieski added six All-American finishes in 2017, accumulating 15 in total by the conclusion of his career: 100 BR (2014-17), 200 BR (2015-17), 200 IM (2016-17), 200-medley relay (2016-17), 200-free relay (2016-17) and 400-medley relay (2015, '17). He garnered CSCAA Scholar All-American honors in 2015 and 2016, while also earning a spot at the United States Olympic Team Trials in 2016. In addition, he is a four-time All-American honorable mention. Lagieski was the Division III National Champion in the 100 breaststroke in 2014 and earned the UAA Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year during the same season. He is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.71 GPA.