Raab Becomes Fourth Swimmer to Earn St. Mary’s Athlete of the Month Honors
St. Mary's City, Md. – February marks the fourth consecutive month that a St. Mary's College of Maryland swimmer has been named the athlete of the month by the Department of Athletics and Recreation. This time around, it was Brooke Raab (Parkton, Md./Hereford) of the Seahawk women's swim team picking up the honor for the month of February.
The first-year swimmer garnered the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Co-Rookie of the Year award after helping the Seahawks to their fifth consecutive second-place finish at this year's CAC championship meet. Raab, who specializes in the breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley events and collected four all-conference awards at this year's championship meet, is just the fourth Seahawk to pick up rookie of the year honors.
Raab started out the league championship meet with a second-place finish in the 200 individual medley in 2:11.24, finishing behind teammate junior Kelly Heyde (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) for a 1-2 Seahawk finish in the event.
She followed that up with another second-place finish, this time in the 400 individual medley in 4:37.53. Raab once again helped St. Mary's to a 1-2 punch in the event as Wilton captured the 400 IM. That same day, Raab anchored the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay which took second in 8:00.81.
Raab finished out her first CAC championship meet with third team All-CAC honors in the 200 breaststroke as she placed third in the event with a school record time of 2:26.04.
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- BASEBALL: KEITH JOHNSON, Sr., Third Baseman (Great Mills, Md./Great Mills)
- MEN'S BASKETBALL: DEVIN SPENCER, Jr., Guard (Baltimore, Md./Towson Catholic)
- WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: RAVEN OWENS, So., Guard (Arnold, Md./Severn School)
- MEN'S LACROSSE: JOHN DEHM, Sr., Attacker (Trumbull, Conn./Middlesex School [Mass.])
- WOMEN'S LACROSSE: ERIN SHACKELFORD, Jr., Midfielder (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis)
- MEN'S TENNIS: ARVIN WONG, Jr. (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman)
- WOMEN'S TENNIS: CHELSEA BRADCOVICH, Jr. (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial)
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Lauriann Parker, Jr., Forward, Field Hockey
- OCTOBER – Kelsey Wirtz, So., Goalkeeper, Women's Soccer
- NOVEMBER – Billy DeBoissiere, Jr., Breast/Free, Men's Swimming
- DECEMBER – Kelly Heyde, Jr., IM/Fly/Free, Women's Swimming
- JANUARY – Cameron Hedquist, Jr., Free/IM, Men's Swimming
- FEBRUARY – Brooke Raab, Fy., Breast/Fly/IM, Women's Swimming