Spring Grove High School graduate Nicole Craver has been selected the female Gopher of the Month at Goucher College in Towson.

The swimmer picked up five individual victories in Goucher's last two meets.

Selections for the award were made by the Goucher sports information staff, in consultation with other athletic administrators. Considering the shortage of athletic events over the winter break, achievements from both December and January were taken into account when determining this month's award winners.

Craver has led her team throughout this season. At the Yellow Jacket Invitational back in December, a two-day meet which featured 13 different schools, she picked up points in all three of her individual races, highlighted by a third-place result in the 200-yard individual medley, which was Goucher's highest finish over the weekend.

The junior continued her strong performance in January during a pair of conference meets. Craver won five of the six individual races she competed in, going a perfect 3-for-3 at Marywood on Jan. 18. One of those victories came in the 500 freestyle. Swimming in the event for the first time at Goucher, she became only the ninth Gopher in program history to register a time under 5 minutes, 40 seconds, touching in at 5:37.16 and finishing the race over 20 seconds faster than her next-closest competitor.



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