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EKC swimmered honored at Missouri Valley Awards Celebration

At Missouri Valley's Athlete Awards celebration last weekend, many Empire KC swimmers were recognized for their accomplishments in and out of the pool.  Special thanks to athlete representative NATALIE CANNELL and KATHLEEN DEEDY for their work in planning and executing this celebration.

ABBY KARL won the Female Performance of the Year, as voted on by her swimming peers! Other finalists from EKC include MEHA ASIR and LYDIA GRIDER.  Finalists for Female Athlete of the Year included ANNE DEEDY, while DANIEL WORTH was a finalist for Male Performance of the Year. 

New Missouri Valley record setters were also recognized, including DOM DAMICO, CALEB ELLIS, CADEN FRANCOIS. ABBY KARL, LEO KURUCZ, JOHN TIETJEN, and DANIEL WORTH.

Missouri Valley All Academic Team members include several EKC swimmers:  CONNOR BICHSEL, DELANEY BOULDEN, ANALYNN BULLOCK, NATALIE CANNELL, ANNE DEEDY, EVAN DEEDY, KATHLEEN DEEDY, PAYTON EASLEY, CALEB ELLIS, ZACH GILMORE, LANCE GODARD EMMA HAGAN, JULIE JOHNSON, ANIKA LAM, AUDREY LAMBERT, SAYF NABULSI, MARIE SHMURAK, and LILLY STAFFORD.  

Many EKC swimmers finished as one of the Top 5 swimmers at least one event in their respective age groups:  MEHA ASIR, CADEN BICHSEL, DELANEY BOULDEN, JOHN COSTELLO, ELODIE COX. DOM DAMICO, ANNE DEEDY, EVAN DEEDY, PAYTON EASLEY, CALEB ELLIS, BLAKE FRANCOIS, CADEN FRANCOIS, LUCAS FRANCOIS. ZACH GILMORE, BETHANY GLEN, LANCE GODARD, KARA GOOD, LYDIA GRIDER, EMMA HAGAN, ANNA HESS GRACEY HIEBERT. ABBY KARL, AVERY KARL, LEO KURUCZ, BEN LUNA, JACK MUNRO, CALEB MUSSER, SAYF NABULSI, GRAYDEN PEOPLES CARLI POPPEN, ABBY SANNING, JOHN TIETJEN, HARRY TJADEN, LANEY WEATHERBY, NASH WILES, and DANIEL WORTH. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE ATHLETES!  WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!