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Women’s Swimming Captain Olivia Haskell Earns Google Cloud Academic All-America Laurels

Olivia Haskell Academic All-American

AUSTIN, Texas – Connecticut College's Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The women's swimming standout and economics major was chosen to the third team.

Haskell is the third women's swimmer in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition after Kate Kovenock '05 and Sarah Murphy '11 and one of just 16 women's swimmers in the country to receive the prestigious award this year. The women's at-large team also consists of student-athletes who excelled in golf, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, tennis and water polo.

A team co-captain who also carried minors in psychology and sociology, Haskell was a key and central figure for the women's swimming team who helped the program continue its tradition of excellence on the national scene over the past four seasons. Specializing in the freestyle, she played a pivotal role in leading the Camels to a top-16 team finish at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships every year since her arrival on campus.

The recent Connecticut College graduate was also named the winner of the Anita L. DeFrantz Award as the institution's Female Athlete of the Year after ending her career as a six-time NCAA All-American and a nine-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention selection in two individual and all five relay events. This past winter, Haskell was most notably the NESCAC champion in the 100-yard freestyle and earned NCAA All-America laurels three times, finishing eighth in the 50 free and anchoring the 800 and 400 free relay squads which placed fifth and seventh, respectively. Furthermore, she garnered honorable mention status by touching the wall 10th in the 100 free and anchoring the 13th-place 200 medley relay in her final year of competing at the annual championship meet.

Outside of the pool, Haskell was heavily involved with campus life as a member of the Student Activities Council (SAC), SafetyNet, Psi Chi Honor Society for psychology, and the Womxn's Empowerment Initiative (WEI). In addition, she was an intern with the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy (OSVPA) at Connecticut College this past year. The swimming standout has begun her professional career as a sales development representative for CB Insights in New York City.

Sports Information Directors from across the country nominated and voted for the winners.

Connecticut College's All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-America Selections

2004: Kate Kavenock (Women's Swimming, Third Team)

2005: Kate Kavenock (Women's Swimming, Second Team)

2007: Beret Remak (Women's Tennis, Third Team)

2011: Sarah Murphy (Women's Swimming, Third Team)

2011: Kelsey Taylor (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Third Team)

2012: Michael LeDuc (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field, Third Team)

2013: Michael LeDuc (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field, First Team)

2014: *Michael LeDuc (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field, First Team)

2015: Kim Bolick (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Third Team)

2016: Kelsey Millward (Women's Water Polo, Third Team)

2018: Connor Rodericks (Men's Ice Hockey, Third Team)

2018: Sara Kogelmann (Women's Soccer, Third Team)

2019: Olivia Haskell (Women's Swimming, Third Team)

*CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year