Inaugural CSC Swimming & Diving Academic All-District Team Features Eight Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. – College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced its first ever swimming & diving Academic All-District Team on Tuesday, a group which included a total of eight Kentucky student-athletes.
Caitlin Brooks, Izzy Gati, Lauren Poole, Anna Havens-Rice, Sam Duncan, Tim Ellet, Zane Rosely and Adam Rosipal were each tabbed as Wildcat honorees, and will now advance to the CSC Academic All-America Ballot. First, second and third-team selections will be announced next month.
The CSC Academic All-District honorees were selected to recognize student-athletes with outstanding academic and athletic achievements. The 2022-2023 season marks the first year in which swimming & diving has been included as a sport-specific contest, joining the likes of soccer (m/w), football, volleyball, basketball (m/w), tennis (m/w), baseball, softball and track & field/XC. Previously, swimmers and divers were recognized as a part of CSC’s At-Large contests.
Brooks, a senior from Gainesville, Fla., is a four-time NCAA qualifier and six-time All-American selection. She earned the bronze medal in the 200 backstroke at the 2023 SEC Championships, giving her nine SEC podium finishes for her collegiate career. Brooks received her bachelor’s degree from Kentucky in Communication and is now enrolled in UK’s Instruction Systems Design master’s program, earning a 4.0 GPA throughout her coursework.
Gati, a fifth-year at UK., is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Sport, Fitness and Recreation Management. A native of El Dorado, Ark., Gati double majored in Physiology and Kinesiology as an undergraduate and has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her time at Kentucky. She has been named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team in each of the last four years and was also honored as a part of the CSC Academic All-District Women’s At-Large Team in 2020-21. In the pool, Gati is a four-time NCAA qualifier, a nine-time All-American and a seven-time SEC medalist. She ranks inside the program’s all-time top five in six different individual events.
Poole is also a graduate-student at UK studying Sport Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and has a perfect, 4.0 GPA. The Crofton, Md. native is a four-time SEC medalist and was the 2021 SEC champion in the 400 IM. That same year, Poole would go on to win bronze at the NCAA Championships on her way to one of five All-American selections.
Havens-Rice is a junior chemistry major with a 4.0 GPA. She is a two-time NCAA qualifier and a 2021 All-American Honorable Mention in the 400 IM. Additionally, the native of Greenville, S.C. was twice named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team and ranks in the UK all-time top ten in four events.
Duncan, a junior diver for the Wildcats majoring in Finance, is a two-time NCAA qualifier who ranks fourth in program history on both the one-meter and three-meter springboard. He was named to the 2021 All-SEC Freshman Team as well as the 2021 CSCAA Scholar All-America First-Team.
Ellett a senior from Rockville, Md., owns a 3.82 GPA as a finance major at Kentucky. He was a 2022 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention and ranks in the program’s all-time top ten in the 400 IM.
Rosely, a native of White Lake, Mich., has a 3.89 GPA as a double major in Finance and Management. The junior is a two-time A-finalist in the 400 IM at SECs and was a 2021 NCAA qualifier and All-SEC Freshman team selection that same year. Rosely also was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team in 2021 and was an Honorable Mention in 2022. He is inside the UK all-time top ten in four events, including third in the 1000 freestyle.
Rosipal, a fifth-year from Bratislava, Slovakia, is a double-major in Psychology and Economics with a 3.88 GPA. Rosipal was twice named as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention and is among the top-ten swimmers at Kentucky all-time in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle.