Swimmers account for nine of the honorees
Duo stood out in March
Posted great performances at league championships
Panthers dominate podium on final day to win second-straight crown
Milwaukee breaks relay, freshman record with another strong showing at league championships
2012-13: Came in fifth in the 100 butterfly, seventh in the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 50 free at the Horizon League Championships ... also helped the 200 and 400 free relays to league titles and school records and the 200 medley relay to a second-place showing at the league meet ... finished third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free in season opener at Wisconsin Oct. 12 ... one week later, won the 100 free in a team win over Grand Valley State ... won the 50 free to help take down Wright State Oct. 26 ... came in runner-up in the 50 free, third in the 100 free and helped the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams break Klotsche Natatorium records one week later over UIC ... was named league swimmer of the week Nov. 14 after winning the 50 free, taking second in the 100 fly and fourth in the 100 free, while also helping three relay teams to victory at the Stevens Point Border Battle ... won the 100 and 200 free and was fifth in the 100 fly against Chicago Jan. 19 ... in all, tallied 15 top-five finishes on the year ... named to the Academic All-League Team.
2011-12: Finished her freshman campaign strong, helping Milwaukee to a team title at the Horizon League Championships by taking sixth in the 50 free, ninth in the 100 fly and 10th in the 100 free ... set a freshman record in the 50 free in the finals of the league meet ... helped break the school record in the 200 free relay with a second-place finish at the league championships ... posted a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 50 and 100 free in her collegiate debut against Wisconsin Oct. 7 ... came in second in the 50 free in a win over Grand Valley State Oct. 15 ... also helped set the Klotsche pool record in the 200 medley relay at that meet ... won the 200 free her only time swimming the event in a win over Wheaton College Nov. 4 ... was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week after helping UWM to a team win by touching the wall first in both the 50 and 100 free against Carthage Jan. 14 ... again won the 50 free one week later in a win over Chicago Jan. 21 ... took the top spot in the 100 back against Western Illinois Jan. 28 ... helped set the Klotsche pool record in the 400 medley relay in a win over Green Bay Feb. 4 ... posted 14 top-five individual finishes on the season.
High School: Took second in the 100 freestyle as a senior, finishing just 0.27 behind sister Savanna ... also placed fourth in the 200 IM her final season at state.
Personal: Daughter of Rick and Natalie Townsend ... member of Door Country YMCA Doorfins for 12 years ... majoring in accounting ... career goals including earning a degree in accounting and earning her CPA ... lists most memorable sports experience as coming in second place to her younger sister in the 100 free at the 2010 WIAA State Championships ... hobbies include watching TV and tap dancing ... was a academic letter earner and rotary vocational award winner for accounting and personal money management in high school ... helped with Operation Christmas Child, the Door Country Century Bike Ride, the Door County Humane Society, the American Red Cross, Operation Remember and Citizens Organized for the Referendum on Education ... born April 14, 1993.