FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University Director of Athletics Mark Brown announced today that Alexis Chocianowski has been named the new head coach of the swimming and diving teams at Pace University.
Chocianowski has spent the past two seasons as the assistant swim coach for the Pace swimming and diving teams after previously competing for the team as an undergraduate from 2011 to 2015.
"Alexis Chocianowski is a Setter through and through," said Brown. "First as a student-athlete and then as an assistant coach, she has continuously illustrated her commitment to our institution and department in both her actions and words. Her passion for student success in both the pool and the classroom is remarkable, and I look forward to the continued growth of our swimming and diving programs under her leadership."
Over the past two years with Chocianowski on staff, the Setters have enjoyed remarkable success. Pace is coming off a season in which they racked up 12 meet wins during the regular season followed by 18 medals at the NE10 Championships. In addition, freshman Annabel Keppel-Palmer (Kent, England/Maidstone Grammar School) was named the NE10's Rookie of the Year after winning the league's Rookie of the Week award eight times during the regular season.
Outside of the pool, the men and women's teams each took home the NE10's Academic Excellence Awards this past year for the highest team GPAs in the entire conference.
In addition to serving as Pace's assistant coach, Chocianowski has worked as an assistant coach at Rivertown Aquatics since 2014, teaching and leading practices to improve swimmers' abilities.
"I am extremely excited to be able to lead a program that has had so much impact in sculpting me into the person that I am today," said Chocianowski. "I cannot wait to get started!"
Chocianowski was a member of Pace's record-setting 200-free relay team in 2014 that posted a time of 1:38.73, which still remains the top time in program history.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Chocianowski graduated from Pace in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communications.
- Information for this release provided by the sports information staff at Pace -
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