Eight Hope College swimmers and divers have earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors for the 2015-16 season.
Two came from the Flying Dutchmen: senior swimmer Duncan MacLean of Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids HS) and junior diver Jean Luc Miralda of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Honduras American) represents the Flying Dutchmen.
Six honorees come from the Flying Dutch: senior Klare Northuis of Holland, Michigan (Holland HS), senior Sarah Sheridan of Richmond, Indiana (Richmond HS), senior Jorgie Watson of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Catholic Central HS), junior Molly Meyer of South Bend, Indiana (John Adams HS), sophomore Elizabeth Fris of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS), and sophomore Chloe Palajac of Dearborn, Michigan (Dearborn HS).
MacLean finished MIAA runner-up in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:21.58. He placed third in the 500 freestyle final at 4:38.47 and sixth in the 200 freestyle at 1:43.62.
Miralda claimed his first MIAA championship during the league meet with a first-place performance in 3-meter diving. He also finished MIAA runner-up in 1-meter diving.
Sheridan earned MIAA Most Valuable Diver honors for the third consecutive time this season. She swept the 1- and 3-meter diving titles for the third time in a row as well with scores of 443.90 and 488.60 points.
Sheridan is the third member of the Flying Dutch to claim three consecutive MVP honors. She follows swimmers Dawn Hoving Noorman (1992-94) and Shelly Russell Schafer (1987-89).
Northuis anchored the 400 freestyle relay and swam the first leg in the 200 medley relays that both earned runner-up honors.
Northuis took third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle.
Watson earned a MIAA title in the 200 breaststroke with a swim of 2:23.03. Watson placed MIAA runner-up in the 100 breaststroke.
Meyer set a MIAA and school record in the 200 backstroke with a swim of 2 minutes, 1.61 seconds in the women's final.
Meyer placed second in the 200 individual medley relay. Palajac was fourth.
Meyer finished third in the 100 backstroke. Northuis was fourth.
Meyer, Watson, Palajac and Northuis swam in the MIAA champion and school record 400 medley relay that recorded a time of 3:50.42.
Meyer, Fris and Palajac all swam in the second-place 800 freestyle relay.
Northuis and Watson competed in the 200 medley relay that was MIAA runner-up.
Meyer and Northuis helped the Flying Dutch placed third in the 200 freestyle relay.
Palajac and Fris finished second and third, respectively, in the 400 individual medley.
Fris took second in the 1,650 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle.
Palajac placed runner-up in the 200 butterfly.