SAINT LOUIS – Collin O’Brien was named to the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Team on Monday after a stellar year both in the water and in the classroom.

O’Brien, a sophomore from Edwards, Ill., grabbed the honor in his first year of eligibility. The Aerospace Engineering major was selected by the Atlantic 10 after claiming Bronze in the 200y Breaststroke at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship in February.

O’Brien also grabbed a relay bronze in the 400y Free Relay along with a pair of fifth place finishes in both the 100y Breaststroke and the 200y Individual Medley.

To be eligible for nomination for the Academic All-Conference Team, swimmers and divers must have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) for their entire academic career. The teams were selected through voting conducted by the league’s Sports Information Directors.

Below is a list of the full team:


Men’s Academic All-Conference Team

Crossan Cooper, Davidson

Riley League, Davidson

Clay Resweber, Davidson

Tommy Christensen, Fordham

Matthew Lynch, George Mason

Emils Pone, George Washington

Fath Moritz, George Washington

Clarke Indek, George Washington

Jakub Bartosiewicz, La Salle

Fabian Bergman, La Salle

Luke Gordan, Massachusetts

Collin O’Brien, Saint Louis

Jordan Powers, St. Bonaventure


Women’s Academic All-Conference Team

Sarah Coats, Davidson

Lexi Santer, Duquesne

Lauren Devorace, Duquesne

Carson Gross, Duquesne

Abby Watson, Duquesne

Kristen McKnight, Duquesne

Nele Albers, Fordham

Caroline Racke, George Washington

Hannah Kopydlowski, George Washington

Maja Boric, Massachusetts

Devon McFadden, St. Bonaventure