SMU student-athletes were honored at the annual awards banquet
SMU Picks Up Six All-America Honors
Marne Erasmus And Tara-Lynn Nicholas Post Top-Eight Finishes
Erasmus, Nicol Set School Records
2014-15 (So.): TEXAS A&M INVITE: Was part of a 9th place 400-free relay team (Santa, N. Lindborg, Bezan) ... HOUSTON: Part of a 1st place 400-medley team (Nico, Arcila, Parmenter) and 1st place 400-free relay team (N. Lindborg, Bezan, Santa) ... Won the 100-fly ... RICE: Earned the top spot in the 200-medley relay (Nicholas, Arcila, Parmenter) ... Finished 1st as part of the 400-free relay (N. Lindborg, Bezan, Santa) ... Won the 100-fly ... SMU CLASSIC: Earned the top spot in the 200-free relay (Arcila, Santa, N. Lindborg) ... Was part of a 2nd place 400-medley relay (Nicholas, Arcila, Santa) and 200-medley relay (Nicholas, Arcila, N. Lindborg) ... Finished 3rd in the 100-fly.2014 (Summer): Commonwealth Games: Finished fifth as part of the 4x100-meter medley relay ... Reached the semifinals in both the 50- and 100-meter butterfly ... Sa Short Course Championship:Finished second in the 100-meter butterfly and third in the 50-meter butterfly ... Reached the semifinals of the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter individual medley.
2013-14 (Fr):NCAA Championship: The 200-free relay team of Arcila, Babok, Rangelova finished 19th in prelims with a time of 1:29.65 ... Also placed 11th in the 400 medley relay (Nicol, Arcila, Rangelova) in a time of 3:31.66 ... Placed third and earned All-America honors in the 100-butterfly with a time of 51.10 ... American Athletic Conference Championship: Finished second in the 50-free with a pool record time of 22.68 ... Placed first in the 200-free relay (Babok, Arcila, N. Lindborg) with a pool record and finishing time of 1:29.83 ... Earned a first place finish in the 100-butterfly with an AAC championship and school record time of 51.73 ... Recorded a first place finish and an AAC championship record in the 400-medley relay (Nicol, Arcila, Rangelova) with a time of 3:33.21 ... Finished eight in the 100-free with a time of 50.31 ... North Texas: Finished second as a part of the 200-medley relay team (Nicholas, Matthews, Bezan) with a time of 1:45.49 ... Placed third in the 50-free with a time of 24.66 ... Also earned a first place finish in the 100-butterfly with a time of 55.67 ... Austin Grand Prix: Finished fourth in the B final of the 100-meter butterfly (1:01.96) ... Texas A&M: Finished fifth with the 400-medley relay team of Matthews, Nicholas, Parmenter with a time of 3:56.98 ... Earned a second place finish in the 100-butterfly (56.13) ... Finished second as a part of a 200-freestyle relay team of Parmenter, Nicholas, Balke (1:40.97).
Prior to SMU: Competed at the 2013 World Championships for South Africa in 100 fly and 400 Medley Relay ... Swam for the Ultimate Swim club under Coach Matt Palmer ... Graduated from Grens High School ... Academic Honors from 2009-2013 ... Lettered 5 years in swimming ... Also lettered in netball, representing at the national level for 3 years.
Personal: Anticipated political science major ... Chose SMU for the swim team, coaches and beautiful campus ... Favorite athlete is Serena Williams ... Has a brother (Greyling) and sister (Anri) ... Father is Marco and mother is Saris.
2014 CSCAA All-America