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Feb. 24, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Four South Carolina swimmers and divers have earned All-SEC honors, the league announced Friday.

Senior diver Courtney Forcucci led the way as a first team All-SEC selection. Sophomore Amanda Rutqvist was named second team All-SEC, while diver Cole Miller and swimmer Annika Jonsson received SEC All-Freshman Team accolades.

Athletes that earned a first-place finish in any event at the SEC Championships were named to the All-SEC first team, and any athlete that was a runner-up in any event was a second-team selection. Freshman athletes that made a championship final in any event or were the highest-finishing freshman in an event were named to the SEC All-Freshman team.

Forcucci had a stellar week on the boards at the 2012 SEC Championships. The Fort Mill, S.C., native set the SEC and school record on the three-meter springboard with a score of 392.40 to win gold. Forcucci broke the previous SEC record of 371.65, which was held by Auburn’s Vennie Dantin (2010). She broke former Gamecock Taryn Zack’s school record of 389.03 (2010). Forcucci also won bronze on the one-meter springboard with a score of 324.20. In the platform competition, she scored points for the Gamecocks with a 10th-place finish.

Rutqvist claimed silver in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke at the SEC Championships with a time of 2:09.48, coming up .75 of a second short of defending her SEC title. She also had a strong showing in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 10th-place showing.

Jonsson wrapped up a stellar debut at the SEC Championships with a seventh-place showing in the women’s 200-yard butterfly championship final with a personal best of 2:00.95. She had strong swims in both the 200 and 400 IM as well.

Miller reached the finals of both the three-meter springboard and platform diving competitions. He placed sixth in the three-meter competition with a score of 353.95 and fifth on the platform with a score of 343.55.

2012 SEC Swimming & Diving Awards
Male Swimmer of the Year
Marcin Cieslak, Florida

Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year
Nic Fink, Georgia

Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year
Brett Hawke, Auburn

Male Diver of the Year
Ryan Helms, Tennessee

Male Freshman Diver of the Year
Mauricio Robles, Tennessee

Men’s Diving Coach of the Year
Dave Parrington, Tennessee

Co-Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Ryan Helms, Tennessee/Kyle Owens, Auburn

Female Swimmer of the Year
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida

Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year
Amber McDermott, Georgia

Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year
Matt Kredich, Tennessee

Female Diver of the Year
Tori Lamp, Tennessee

Female Freshman Diver of the Year
Alex Bettridge, LSU

Women’s Diving Coach of the Year
Dave Parrington, Tennessee

Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Wendy Trott, Georgia

Women’s First Team All SEC
Vennie Dantin, Auburn
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Auburn
Hannah Riordan, Auburn
Emily Bos, Auburn
Haley Krakoski, Auburn
Megan Fonteno, Auburn
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida
Shannon Vreeland, Georgia
Melanie Margalis, Georgia
Jordan Mattern, Georgia
Megan Romano, Georgia
Amber McDermott, Georgia
Wendy Trott, Georgia
Michelle McKeehan, Georgia
Courtney Forcucci, South Carolina
Jenny Connolly, Tennessee
Molly Hannis, Tennessee
Kelsey Floyd, Tennessee
Caroline Simmons, Tennessee
Tori Lamp, Tennessee
Lindsay Gendron, Tennessee

Men’s First Team All-SEC
Kyle Owens, Auburn
Stuart Ferguson, Auburn
Marcelo Chierighini, Auburn
Karl Krug, Auburn
James Disney-May, Auburn
Allen Browning, Auburn
Zane Grothe, Auburn
Drew Modrov, Auburn
Chris Manning, Auburn
TJ Leon, Auburn
Marcin Cieslak, Florida
Brad deBorde, Florida
Eduardo Solaeche Gomez, Florida
Martin Grodzki, Georgia
Doug Reynolds, Georgia
Nic Fink, Georgia
Ryan Helms, Tennessee
Mauricio Robles, Tennessee

Women’s Second Team All-SEC
Lauren Norberg, Auburn
Olivia Scott, Auburn
Jamie Bohunicky, Florida
Teresa Crippen, Florida
Natasha Fung, Florida
Maddie Locus, Georgia
Jessica Graber, Georgia
Lauren Harrington, Georgia
Kristen Shickora, Georgia
Amanda Kendall, LSU
Amanda Rutqvist, South Carolina

Men’s Second Team All-SEC
BJ Hornikel, Alabama
John Santieu, Auburn
Max Murphy, Auburn
Michael Arnold, Georgia
John Simmons, Georgia
Jared Markham, Georgia
Connor Signorin, Florida
Nicholas Caldwell, Florida
Jason Taylor, Florida
Matthew Norton, Florida
James Turner, Florida
Matthew Curby, Florida
Dan Wallace, Florida
Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
Daniel Helm, LSU
Samuel Rairden, Tennessee

Commissioner’s Trophy
Men
Marcin Cieslak, Florida (60 pts)

Women
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida (60 pts)

All-Freshman Team
Women
Kaylin Burchell, Alabama
Angley Martinez, Alabama
Sarah Peterson, Auburn
Abby Duncan, Auburn
Natasha Fung, Florida
Patricia Regan, Florida
Alicia Matheiu, Florida
Molly Dubrasky, Florida
Amber McDermott, Georgia
Jordan Mattern, Georgia
Maddie Locus, Georgia
Nicole Vernon, Georgia
Lauren Harrington, Georgia
Megan Molnar, Georgia
Shannon O’Malley, Georgia
Lindsay Keahey, Kentucky
Alex Bettridge, LSU
Marlene Niemi, LSU
Annika Jonsson, South Carolina
Molly Hannis, Tennessee

Men
Jordan Lesser, Alabama
Fraser McKean, Auburn
Nicholas Caldwell, Florida
Carlos Omana, Florida
Eduardo Solaeche Gomez, Florida
Dan Wallace, Florida
Matthew Curby, Florida
Christian Homer, Florida
Matt Elliott, Florida
Nic Fink, Georgia
Jared Markham, Georgia
Michael Young, LSU
Frank Greeff, LSU
Cole Miller, South Carolina
Mauricio Robles, Tennessee
Tristan Slater, Tennessee
Ben Scheffer, Tennessee

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