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COLUMBIA, Ky. – At the conclusion of the 2017 Mid-South Conference Swimming Championships, Matija Luka Rafaj of Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) and Christina Klouda of Cumberlands (Ky.) were named the Men's and Women's MSC Swimmers of the Year.

Along with being named as the MSC Swimmer of the Year, Rafaj earned MSC Freshman of the Year honors and Cumberlands' Grace Moffat garnered MSC Freshman of the Year on the women's side.

This is Klouda's second-straight MSC Swimmer of the Year accolade.

Rafaj took part in five events at the championship meet, where he won three events and was the runner-up in two. Rafaj won 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle, while anchoring the 800-yard freestyle winning team. He rounded out the meet swimming the anchor leg of 200-yard freestyle relay and the 1,650-yard freestyle finishing second.

Klouda competed in six events during the meet and won four events, while placing second in two relay events. She was the 800-yard freestyle relay that finished first and she won each of her three individual events. Klouda swept the 200 and 400-yard individual medley's to go along with a victory in the 200-yard backstroke. She finished second in 400-yard freestyle and medley relays.

All Mid-South Conference First and Second Teams were determined by first and second-place finishes over the course of the three days of the championships.

Men's First Team All Mid-South Conference

Igor Dozortsev

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Joey Sedacca

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Jacob Smith

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Alexander Zolotukhin

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Timo Billmann

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Maxime Eekof

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Niels Englen

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Matija Luka Rafaj

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Tim Schmalzreich

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Nico Tscherner

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Iker Larzabal

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jonas Mueller

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Clemens Paetzold

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Zachary Patzer

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jose Prado de Lima

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

 

Men's Second Team All Mid-South Conference

Bryce Pierce

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Brenden Rodgers

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Joey Sedacca

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Alexander Zolotukhin

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Timo Billmann

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Sebastian Bohm

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Jake Davies

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Arthur do Nascimento Brilha

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Maxime Eekof

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Niels Engeln

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Matija Luka Rafaj

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Tim Schmalzreich

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Nico Tscherner

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Iker Larzabal

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jonas Mueller

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Clemens Paetzold

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Zachary Patzer

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jose Prado de Lima

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

 

Women's First Team All Mid-South Conference

Christina Klouda

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Brittany Litke

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Grace Moffat

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Katy Smeltzer

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Claire Featherstone

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Ronni Borders

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Ines Khiyara

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jessica Macdonald

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Bailey Seitz

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Emily Wood

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

 

Women's Second Team All Mid-South Conference

Christina Klouda

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Dasha Korostina

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Brittany Litke

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Tara Maletin

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Grace Moffat

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Maria Luiza Nogueira

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Katy Smeltzer

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Casey Walin

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Claire Featherstone

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Lina Hartwig

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Hristina Krasteva

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

McKenna Rafferty

Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)

Ronni Borders

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Caitlin Freeny

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Ines Khiyara

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jessica Macdonald

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Emily Wood

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Paige Carter

Loyola (La.)