Evansville swimmer recognized by Missouri Valley Conference for work in classroom, pool

Evansville swimmer Abby Smith became just the third athlete in the school’s history to win the Missouri Valley Conference’s prestigious Elite 18 Award.

The award is presented to the outstanding scholar/athlete in each sport the conference sponsors. The sophomore, a Franklin Community High School graduate, maintained a 4.0 GPA in the fall semester and carries a 3.932 cumulative GPA in professional chemistry.

At this year’s MVC championships, she was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team and the second-place 400 freestyle relay team, and was eighth in the 50-yard freestyle.

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