Six Dukes Named Academic All-Conference
April 2, 2003
Six Duquesne student-athletes were named to the 2002-03 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving and Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference Teams. The Dukes and Massachusetts led the way with six honorees each. A total of 44 student-athletes were named to the four different lists.
Jeff Retallack (East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville East) was named to the men's swimming academic squad while Deidre Rodeheaver (Danville, Pa./Danville) and Lauren Twombly (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) were named to the women's academic team. Sarah Fetterman (Elysburg, Pa./Southern Columbia), Carrie Hucko (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) and Shea McMillan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) were each chosen to the women's indoor track & field academic list.
Retallack earns his second Academic All-Conference honor and is a senior Athletic Training major who owns a 3.35 GPA. He placed eighth at the A-10 championships with a personal-best time of 51.66 in the 100-yard butterfly. He helped the 200-yard medley relay to a fifth-place finish at the A-10's as well posting a season-best time of 1:35.52. Retallack had DU's second-best performance of the year in 50-yard freestyle touching at 22.21.
Rodeheaver, a sophomore, earned a 3.73 GPA in accounting. She a new Duquesne record in the 50-yard freestyle (24.51) with her 13th-place finish at the A-10 championships and placed 15th in the 100 free with a personal-best time of 53.93. She placed 17th in the 200-yard freestyle with a career-best time of 1:57.06 at A-10s as well. Rodeheaver was a member of three DU record-setting relays at A-10s taking fourth in the 200 and 400 free relays and sixth in the 200 medley relay.
Twombly, a physical therapy major, boasts a 3.76 GPA. The sophomore turned in a personal-best time of 1:10.75 in the 100-yard breaststroke at this year's A-10 championships. Her time of 2:30.09 in the 200-yard breaststroke was a personal-best as well and stood second on the team this past year.
Fetterman, the Dukes' top pole vault specialist, has a perfect 4.00 in pharmacy. The sophomore was a bronze medalist in the vault at this year's A-10 championship tying her school record mark of 10' 6.00". Her height was third best in the league this season and she also placed second at Robert Morris and was third in the pole vault at WVU, Bucknell. She holds DU's school record in the pole vault with her 10' 6.00" performance, which bettered her own career mark of 10' 0.00" set last year as a freshman.
Hucko, a junior, owns a 3.31 GPA in marketing. She was a member of the Distance Medley Relay, which took gold and was a bronze medalist in the mile at the Atlantic 10 indoor championships. She posted the third fastest time in the mile in the league this year running in a school-record time of 5:04.53 at Bucknell. Hucko also ranked seventh in the A-10 in the 3,000 meter run (10:12.46), which set a new Duquesne record. She recorded DU's top times this season in the 1,000 meter; mile; 3,000 meter and as a member of the 4 x 400 relay and DMR. It is her second Academic All-Conference honor as she was named to the women's cross country academic team this past fall.
McMillan, a junior finance major, earns her third Academic All-Conference laurel with a 3.85 GPA. She was named a 2001-02 selection for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. She placed fourth overall in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump at the A-10 indoor championship and also set a new Duquesne record in the 60 meter (8.03) at the WVU Holiday Classic. McMillan posted DU's top performances this past season in the 55 and 60 meters and in the triple jump. She had the second-best performance in the long jump as well. McMillan was also a 2001-02 Verizon District II Cross Country/Track & Field Academic All-American.