Hope College swimmer Molly Meyer has received Academic All-District At-Large honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The senior from South Bend, Indiana (John Adams HS) is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
Meyer is an exceptional student-athlete and person, head coach John Patnott said.
“Molly is a very disciplined student and athlete, but maintained the fun in swimming and sought the greatest educational experience she could get,” Patnott said. “She was an exceptionally hard worker and took suggestions for improvement with good attitude. She was in good spirit almost all of the time. I cannot remember her complaining even once during her four years here, although I know her freshman year was difficult for her because our workouts were more difficult that what she had ever had.
“When you train 3 1/2 hours a day and maintain a 3.94 GPA you must have good time management. Molly was a delight to coach.”
Meyer recently graduated from Hope after majoring in mathematics and minoring in economics.
In the pool this season, Meyer swam away with two MIAA titles with a sweep of the backstroke, including a repeat in the 200-yard backstroke. She made the championship races in six different events, including three MIAA runner-up relays.
Meyer helped the Flying Dutch finish runner-up at the 2017 MIAA Championships.
"She is very consistent every day," Patnott said. “She maybe thinks she had a bad workout sometimes, but her coach doesn't. Very solid every day, takes direction well. That diligence pays off.”