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With two national championships under her belt in 2021, junior swimmer Kylee Alons was named a Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection on their At-Large Team. Along with her many athletic accomplishments, Alons has completed her junior year with a 3.80 GPA in her industrial engineering major.
Since she arrived from Fort Collins, CO, Alons has been an All-ACC and CSCAA Scholar All-American team member three times. This past academic year, she won a pair of NCAA titles in the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays, with her butterfly leg in the 400-yard race helping to set a new NCAA and US Open record. She was a 2021 All-American in seven events at the NCAA Championships, including all three of her individual events. She also reached the finals of all three of her races at the 2021 ACC Championships. Alons was the ACC champion in the 50-yard freestyle this past season, and she did not lose a single individual race during 2020-21 dual action.
Joining Alons on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team are fellow swimmer Sophie Hansson (3.83 GPA, Business Management) and fellow swimmer and engineer Eric Knowles ( 4.0 GPA, Materials Science Engineering).