Wingate’s Moody takes swim honors

Published 4:00 am Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nicole Moody, daughter of Ron and Linda Moody of Grovetown, Georgia, and granddaughter of Theresa Moody of Brewton, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women’s at-large team as a first team selection.

Moody, a junior on Wingate University women’s swim team, has a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA.

Moody, a Psychology major at Wingate, has received numerous awards as a swimmer claiming honorable mention All-American honors in the 100 Backstroke. This past season, Moody set the school record in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 57.17 and she earned All-Blue Grass Mountain Conference laurels in the five events at the meet.

Moody also set school records in 2009 in the 50 Backstroke and the 100 Backstroke and was named All-BGMC in the same events.

Moody also claimed All-American honors at the 2008 National meet.

While receiving numerous swim awards, Moody is a member of three national honor societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, and Phi Chi. She also serves as Wingate’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the co-coordinator of the Union County Special Olympics swimming program which Wingate hosted in 2009 and 2010.

Moody joins teammate Lara Golesorkhi on the first team.

Moody’s sister, Rebekah, was named to the magazine’s All-America at-large first team two years in a row in 2007 and 2008.