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April 30, 2017

 

SYDNEY CURRAN NAMED TO NEISDA ALL-ACADEMIC SQUAD

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College junior Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) was named to the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Associationís (NEISDA) All-Academic Team.

 

In order for a swimmer or diver to make the NEISDA All-Academic Team the student athlete must have completed a minimum of 3 semesters, have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better and be a team member in good standing for the complete season.

 

Curran, an elementary education major with a concentration in math, earned an 11th place finish in the 50-yard breaststroke (33.10) and was 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.75) at the NEISDA Championships on Feb. 19. Curran placed 14th in the 100-yard IM (1:07.66) and swam the anchor leg of the 21st place 400-yard freestyle relay (4:28.18) in the preliminaries.

 

 

 

She notched a pair of top-10 finishes for the Anchorwomen, taking eighth in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.92) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.54) at the Little East Championships on Feb. 4. Curran swam the third leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in fifth place (4:14.20).

 

Curran led the way for RIC (0-5), taking home three first place finishes in a 103-67, loss to Husson on Jan. 14. Curran placed first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:17.05), the 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.10) and the 100-yard individual medley (1:13.55). Curran also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:20.16) and swam the second leg of the teamís 200-yard medley relay (2:35.49), which tallied a second place finish.

 

She recorded three top-10 finishes for the Anchorwomen at the Louise Goodrum Invitational on Nov. 5. Curran notched a third place finish in the 50-yard backstroke (33.41), an eighth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (28.13) and finished ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:18.63). She also finished the 50-yard butterfly in 14th place (31.36) and was 12th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:39.79).  Curran swam the third leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished 13th (2:14.00) and was the lead leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished in 12th (1:59.86).

 

 

 

She had three top-10 finishes to lead the way at the Blue Jay Pentathlon on Oct. 28. Curran recorded a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:14.22), a third place finish in the 100-yard individual medley and a 10thplace finish in the 100-yard backstroke. She also had the fastest time for RIC in the 100-yard butterfly with a 12th-place finish (1:16.92) and finished the 100-yard freestyle in 13th-place (1:04.35). Curran also swam the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished fourth (2:07.06) and was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished in fifth place (2:25.41).

 

Interim Head Coach Barry Fontaineís team finished the season with an 0-7 record. RIC finished seventh (seven teams) at the Little East Championships and 20th (21 teams) at the NEISDA Championships.

 

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