May 23, 2022
Montana Swimming named Jackson Moe, Missoula Aquatic Club, and Ada Qunell, Glacier Aquctic Club, the 2022 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year in May.
Ada served as the Montana Swimming senior athlete representative. She has been active in her club, community, and in high school swimming. This fall she will be a freshman at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she will be swimming for the Mavericks.
Jackson was nominated by Michelle Schermerhorn. Jackson is a senior and has been swimming for Montana Swimming since he was 5 years old. He has given his entire heart and soul to this sport and just by talking to him you would know swimming runs through his veins as a huge part of who he is. He puts in the hours upon hours of practice, meets, dedication and determination to be a pillar in the community and for the entire state of what it means to be a swimmer in Montana. During all team practice he engages the littlest of swimmers who he hopes to pass on his love of the sport to. He never turns anyone down looking for help or guidance. He has represented Montana Swimming at Sectionals and Zones since he was 9 years old and will represent this summer at Futures. He will be attending Colorado Mesa University in the Fall to continue his swimming career. Although he will then be representing his new team, I have no doubt he will always proudly display his love for Montana Swimming and where his swim journey and passion began.
Congratulations Jackson and Ada!