LakePoint, Ga. (TheCCSA.com) – Florida Gulf Coast sophomore Christina Kaas Elmgreen (Charlottenlund, Denmark) has been named the CCSA Women's Swimmer of the Year, while teammate Ashley Wright (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) has been named CCSA Women's Diver of the Week, for meets contested throughout the 2016-17 season. Additionally, Katie Latham (Deal, Kent, United Kingdom) has been named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the CCSA announced Thursday.
Elmgreen turned in the fastest times on the team and in the conference this season in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM. Christina turned in five of the program's top-10 all-time marks in the 200 fly this season and three of the top-10 times in the 100 fly. She set the FGCU and CCSA all-time record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.24 at the CCSA Championships, and won the CCSA Championship in the 100 fly and 200 IM while finishing 2nd in the 200 fly. Christina was named the Most Outstanding Female Swimmer from her performances at the Championships. She was the lone FGCU individual to compete at the NCAA Championships as she participated in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM.
Wright surpassed the NCAA Zone Diving Standard on six occasions in the 1m event and four occasions in the 3m dive, this season. She also turned in four of the program's top-10 marks in the 3m dive and three in the 1m dive, including the second-best all-time marks in both events. Ashley also won the CCSA Championship in both the 1m and 3m events and was named the CCSA Most Outstanding Female Diver of the Meet.
Latham carries a 3.89 GPA in Biochemistry. She recorded a 4.0 for the Fall 2016 Semester while she turned in the top times on the team and in the conference in the 50 free and 100 free. Latham won the CCSA Championship in the 50 free and finished third in the 100 free. She was a member of the 200 free relay team that finished first at the CCSA Championships and then 15th at the NCAA Championships.
Also nominated for Swimmer of the Year: Michelle Case (Campbell), Alicia Finnigan (Liberty) and Morgan Rulevich (UNC Asheville)
Also nominated for Scholar-Athlete of the Year: London Schumacher (Gardner-Webb), Anna Rose Moore (Georgia Southern), Victoria Tschoke (Liberty), Angel Morrison (North Florida), and Stephanie Smith (UNC Asheville)