Roskos tabbed for College Swimming honor
Annapolis, MD ... Sophomore Danica Roskos (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley) of The College of New Jersey was amongst 19 honorees in the nation recognized for her excellence during the 2010-2011 college swimming and diving season. The 2010-2011 College Swimming Honors cited Roskos as a recipient of the Impact Honor.
Swimmers, divers or teams earned acclaim led by The University of California-Berkeley, who received four honors and another two honorable mentions. Stanford University followed with three honors. The University of Florida and Texas A&M earned two honors each.
Roskos won a pair of national titles on the diving board, claiming the championship in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions. She set an NCAA record in the 1-meter event with a score of 515.90 points. Roskos became the first TCNJ athlete to win multiple national titles in a single season and helped the women's program to their best finish in school history placing 5th at the 2011 Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships held at the University of Tennessee.
The open nomination process for the 2010-11 season concluded on April 30th, 2011. Coaches, athletes and sport administrators submitted their nominees for a sample of categories including Career Improvement, Break-Out Swimmer, Break-Out Diver, Break-Out Team and Most Exciting Dual Meet. In all, over 100 athletes and/or teams from nearly seventy institutions were nominated for their achievements.
Head coach Jennifer Harnett, 2011 MET and NJAC Coach of the Year, led the Lions to a perfect 9-0 season and program-best fifth-place finish at nationals. Roskos was named Diver of the Meet at the national championships while her diving coach Candace Gottlieb was named Diving Coach of the Meet.
Included in the Impact Honor recipients was New York University head coach Lauren Beam, who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2009. During her fight, Team Beam evolved and the Lions showed their support for Beam by purchasing and wearing Team Beam t-shirts during their meet this season with the Violets.