3 UAF Swimmers get Recognized for there Hard Work Outside of the Pool

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks' swim season is long over, but that didn't stop 3 of them from being recognized for their hard work in and out of the pool.
As Cassidy Heaton, Sierra Kinworthy, and Katie Stark were named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American honorable mentions.
All 3 of them had to retain a GPA of 3.5 or above during the Spring semester while garnering at least one NCAA "B" qualifying mark.
We start with Heaton, who was named the team's MVP for the second year in a row, appeared in 21 events this past season.
Heaton earned 13 top 5 finishes, including 11 first place grabs.
In the conference championships, she got the NCAA qualifying mark in the 1650 yard freestyle race with a time of 17 minutes and 29.46 seconds.
Next up is Kinworthy, who earned 21 top-5 finishes this past season for the Nooks.
She claimed first in 4 events, and broke her personal record in the 5K, the 16-50, the 200 yard freestyle, and the 200-yard freestyle relay.
3 of her first place finishes came in dual meets for Alaska.
Lastly, we come to Stark, who has graduated from the Nanooks earlier this year.
Stark was dominant in her final season with the Nanooks, appearing 42 events, 26 top-5 finishes, and 14 first place finishers.
Stark took first in the conference championships for the 400 freestyle relay, and earned 12 first place finishes in dual meets.
Start had her career bests in the 100 yard backstroke, the 100-yard butterfly, the 100-yard freestyle, and the 100-yard medley.