Three Oakland Swimmers Earn Mid-Major All-America Honors
Golden Grizzlies earn honors for fourth straight year.
May 3, 2010
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Oakland University’s Anders Jensen, Agnes Solan and Mike Templeton earned Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention honors, announced by CollegeSwimming.com. Jensen and Solan are repeat honorees for the Golden Grizzlies.
Any swimmer from a mid-major school that hits an NCAA “B” Standard automatically earns honorable mention.
“We are extremely excited and honored that Mike (Templeton), Anders (Jensen) and Agnes (Solan) have earned this honor,” said head coach Pete Hovland. “Our overall success this year can be directly attributed to their dedication and hard work. All three are outstanding leaders and collectively have set the standards for their teammates to follow in the pool, classroom and community.”
Jensen, a sophomore from Copenhagen, Denmark, was a first team selection last year. At the Summit League Championship, he was named the Swimmer of the Meet. Jensen won the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events (48.20, 1:45.11, respectively) and the 200 butterfly (1:48.56), all for the second year in a row.
Jensen's times in both back events hit the NCAA “B” Standard. He also swam on the championship 200 and 400 medley and 800 freestyle relays.
Solan, a senior from Pulawy, Poland, earns honorable mention for the third straight season. She was named Swimmer of the Meet at The Summit League Championship. Solan won the 100 and 200 back events (53.99, 2:00.72, respectively) and the 200 individual medley (2:00.41). She hit the NCAA “B” Cut in the 100 back and 200 IM and broke the meet and school record in the 100 back.
Solan also swam on the championship 400 medley relay (3:45.12, meet record), 200 medley relay (1:42.53, school and meet record, NCAA “B” Cut) and the 400 and 800 free relays. Her split time of 1:47.92 as the leadoff swimmer of the 800 free relay team set a school and league record and hit the NCAA “B” Cutfor the 200 free. Her three individual wins gives her nine in her career, tied with OU’s Tara Berringer (2001-04) for the most in league history.
Templeton, a senior from Canton, Ohio, earns the honor for the first time in his career. At The Summit League Championship, he swam an NCAA “B” Cut of 1:46.32 to place second in the 200 back. Templeton also won the 200 free (1:38.99), was second in the 100 back (50.65) and swam on three championship relay teams (800 free, 200 and 400 medley).