Kirmse Named to Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

Kirmse Named to Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — St. Bonaventure senior Tanja Kirmse has been named to the 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference team, which was announced on Friday.

The Academic All-Conference team is comprised of student-athletes who were selected based on their performance in the pool, as well as in the classroom. To be nominated, swimmers and divers must have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) for their entire academic career.

Kirmse capped off her impressive career with an impressive showing at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships. She set a new St. Bonaventure varsity record in the 800-yd freestyle. Kirmse swam a time of 1:48.63 leading off the 800-yd freestyle relay.

Kirmse also posted three individual top eight finishes including a third place finish in the 200-yd butterfly. 

A business major, Kirmse is on track to graduate in May.

A-10 Women's Swimming Academic All-Conference Team
Elise Lankiewicz, Davidson
Taylor Kane, Duquesne
Lexi Santer, Duquesne
Erin Schulte, George Mason
Hannah Kopydlowski, George Washington
Lauren Steagall, George Washington
Jocelyn Yuen, Massachusetts
Melissa Ross, Richmond
Tanja Kirmse, St. Bonaventure
Elaine Mahon, Saint Louis