These students were honored as the February 2016 Athletes of the Month:
From CGA: Ella Spratt-Szarzynski
Ella Spratt-Szarzynski ’17 (Waukegan, Ill.) helped guide the CGA swimming team to another sectional title – the fourth sectional crown in five years. She was the 100 butterfly champion and was the only CGA swimmer to advance to the Indiana State Swimming Championships.
According to Coach Cali Girard, “For the last two years Ella has taken on most swimmers least favorite event each meet. There have been significant obstacles for her to overcome each year, but she has persevered and achieved personal bests by the end of the year.”
From CMA: Forrest Baumgartner
Forrest Baumgartner ’18 (Plymouth, Ind.) established two CMA swimming records on his way to winning the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly at the sectional meet. His two victories spearheaded the Eagles’ second-place performance at the sectional.
According to Coach Cali Girard, “Forrest’s dedication to the sport has meant hours of practice in the summers, challenging himself each practice and spending free time in the gym. He has high goals for himself in swimming, and after this season has shown that the next two years could bring even more exciting results.”