17 Pirates Claim All-Conference Honors

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March 3, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. --- A total of 17 athletes from the East Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named All-Conference USA for their outstanding performances in last weekend's conference meet. The top three swimmers in each event earned all-league honors.

Megan Sellers led the women's team with four all-conference performances, including a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, setting a new C-USA Championship meet and ECU varsity record with an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:00.42. She also earned all-league accolades in the 200-yard breaststroke, establishing a new school record, as well as the 200 and 400-yard medley relay.

Anastasia Amoiroglou received all-conference honors in the 50-yard freestyle and in each of the medley relays. Anna Gibas was also a part of both all-conference medley relay teams. Tori Angermeier obtained all-league honors as a part of 200-yard medley relay squad. The aforementioned foursome set the varsity record in the 200-yard medley relay.

Colleen Jones collected all-conference honors on the three-meter springboard.

For the men's team, Nikola Simic earned all-league status in six events: 50 and 100-yard freestyle and all four relays; with NCAA B and varsity record times in both individual events.

Rokas Cepulis and Attila Kiraly were all-conference performers in three events. Kiraly captured gold in the 400 IM for the third time in four years and placed among the first three in the 200-yard backstroke and IM. Cepulis posted NCAA B qualifying times in the 200 IM as well as the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke en route to three medals.

 

 

Michael Dugan and Fran Krznaric each finished among the top three in two individual events and were a part of two all-conference relay teams. Dugan registered NCAA B times in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle, setting school records in each event, while Krznaric set the varsity record in the 200 IM and the freshman mark in the 400 IM.

Adam Dear, Julien Dodu, Shawn Hunter Trevor Irish and Andre Smedstad each received all-conference honors in a pair of events, while Alec Francis and Daniel Woods achieved all-league accolades in one event apiece.

In addition's to Kiraly's win in the 400 IM, ECU also claimed gold in the 400 and 800-yard freestyle relays, setting varsity records in both events.

In total, East Carolina posted 18 NCAA B qualifying times, set 15 varsity records and won four events.

Below is a complete list of the all-conference performers, record breakers and NCAA B qualifiers.

C-USA CHAMPIONS EVENTS
Attila Kiraly 400 IM
Megan Sellers 100 Breaststroke (1:00.42)
Men's 800 Freestyle Relay Michael Dugan, Nikola Simic, Fran Krznaric, Julien Dodu
Men's 400 Freestyle Relay Fran Krznaric, Nikola Simic, Shawn Hunter, Trevor Irish

NCAA QUALIFIERS

EVENTS
Megan Sellers 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Charlsie Lincoln 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Rokas Cepulis 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Attila Kiraly 200 IM, 400 IM
Fran Krznaric 200 IM, 400 IM
Nikola Simic 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle
Michael Dugan 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle
Adam Dear 100 Butterfly
Daniel Woods 200 Butterfly
Julien Dodu 500 Freestyle

ALL-CONFERENCE USA EVENTS
Megan Sellers 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
Anastasia Amoiroglou 200 Medley Relay, 50 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay
Anna Gibas 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
Colleen Jones 3-Meter Springboard
Tori Angermeier 200 Medley Relay
Nikola Simic 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 800 Free Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Michael Dugan 500 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 800 Free Relay, 200 Free Relay
Fran Krznaric 200 IM, 400 IM, 800 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Rokas Cepulis 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Medley Relay
Attila Kiraly 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Backstrokee
Julien Dodu 500 Freestyle, 800 Free Relay
Andre Smedstad 100 Backstroke, 400 Medley Relay
Adam Dear 100 Butterfly, 400 Medley Relay
Trevor Irish 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Shawn Hunter 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Daniel Woods 200 Butterfly
Alec Francis 100 Backstroke

EVENT VARSITY RECORD
100 Breaststroke (1:00.42) Megan Sellers
200 Breaststroke (2:14.25) Megan Sellers
400 IM (4:20.23) Danielle Morrin
200 Medley Relay (1:39.61) Gibas, Sellers, Amoiroglou, Angermeier
50 Freestyle (20.13) Nikola Simic
100 Freestyle (44.13) Nikola Simic
200 Freestyle (1:37.72) Michael Dugan
500 Freestyle (4:24.27) Michael Dugan
100 Breaststroke (53.88) Rokas Cepulis
200 Breaststroke (1:55.30) Rokas Cepulis
200 IM (1:47.11) Fran Krznaric
400 IM (3:49.25) Attila Kiraly
200 Free Relay (1:20.74) Simic, Hunter, Dugan, Irish
400 Free Relay (2:57.01) Krznaric, Simic, Hunter, Irish
800 Free Relay (6:32.10) Dugan, Simic, Krznaric, Dodu

EVENT FRESHMAN RECORD
200 IM (1:47.11) Fran Krznaric
400 IM (3:51.53) Fran Krznaric