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Women's Swimming Earns Five Individual And A Pair Of Relay All-CAA Honors

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 15, 2009
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April 15, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. -- Freshman Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir (Njardvik, Iceland) earned five All-Colonial Athletic Association distinctions along with sophomores Agata Nowak (Gorzow, Poland) and April Barrientos (Va. Beach, Va.) and the 200 and 400 medley relay squads, as the league announced its all-conference teams based on their performances at the CAA Championship.

Haralsdottir earned All-CAA in the 100 and 200 breast, the 200 individual medley, and as a member of both the 200 and 400 medley relay teams. She finished second in the both the 200 IM (2:02.17) and 200 breast (2:14.72). Both were new Old Dominion record times with her 200 breast finish capturing an NCAA "B" cut. Haraldsdottir also took third in the 100 breast (1:02.67), resetting yet another Lady Monarch benchmark.

Barrientos earned three All-CAA honors as the conference champion in the 100 back and as part of the 200 and 400 medley relay squads. In the 100 back, Barrientos gave Old Dominion its only CAA champion on the women's side. She recorded a new CAA mark with her top time of 55.48, which was also a new ODU record, resetting her previous record of 56.62 captured last season. It is the second straight All-CAA accolade for Barrientos in the 100 back.

Nowak was named All-CAA in the 100 fly and was also apart of the all-conference 200 and 400 medley relay teams. Nowak placed second in the event en-route to an NCAA "B" cut and another ODU record. Nowak finished in a time of 54.09 resetting her own Lady Monarch record, which had stood for 25 years.

Joining Haraldsdottir, Barrientos, and Nowak in receiving all-conference honors as members of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams were senior Liza Moiseeva (Moscow, Russia) and freshman Maddie Stiles (Fairfax, Va.). Moiseeva swam the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay helping the Lady Monarchs place second at the CAA Championships and claiming the third fastest time in ODU history with a time of 1:46.48. Stiles swam anchor on the 400 medley relay team as the Lady Monarchs placed third with a new school record time of 3:45.36.

The Old Dominion women's swimming and diving teams finish the 2008-09 season with a 9-7 overall record. The Lady Monarchs finished seventh at the CAA Championships.

100-Butterfly: Agata Nowak, Old Dominion
100-Breaststroke: Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir, Old Dominion
200-Breaststroke: Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir, Old Dominion
100-Backstroke: April Barrientos, Old Dominion
200-Individual Medley: Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir, Old Dominion
200-Medley Relay: Old Dominion (April Barrientos, Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir, Agata Nowak, Elizaveta Moiseeva)
400-Medley Relay: Old Dominion (April Barrientos, Erla Dogg Haraldsdottir, Agata Nowak, Madeline Stiles)

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