Aine Scholand
Aine Scholand
Height: 6-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Sandia
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

2017-18 Season: Became the program's first All-America First Team honoree after finishing second in the 1650-yard freestyle with a school-record time of 16:51.01 to follow an 11th-place showing in the 500-yard freestyle with a school-record mark of 4:56.76 to capture All-America Honorable Mention status ... Named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year ... Carefully selected as a 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Chosen to the North England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team ... Named to the GNAC Academic All-Conference Team ... Tabbed the Bruce Hutchinson Swimmer of the Meet at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship after breaking three school and meet records to capture a trio of gold medals in her individual events, while helping Simmons win the 800 and 400-yard freestyle relay events in addition to a second-place showing in the 200-yard freestyle in February ... Shattered the 22-year old NEISDA record for the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:55.51 by more than 19 seconds and also broke the University of Rhode Island's Tootell Aquatics Center pool record by more than six seconds ... Became just the second competitor in school history to win three individual gold medals during the NEISDA meet and the only competitor in school history to break three meet records, including a time of 10:09.47 to top the field in the 1000-yard freestyle by more than 47 seconds, while erasing the former NEISDA standard of 10:29.19 and supplanting the former school mark ... Also won the 500-yard freestyle by more than 11 seconds and broke the NEISDA mark by just over two seconds with a time of 4:56.98 and was an integral part of three relay wins for the Sharks, helping them to victory in the 800-freestyle relay (7:48.37), the 400-freestyle relay (3:34.38) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.75) ... Obliterated the conference record in the 1650 by nearly 50 seconds and the pool record by 14-plus seconds at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship in early December and also set GNAC and pool records in the 500-yard and 200-yard freestyle, respectively, as part of a 74-point tally to tie for the most points scored in the championship meet for the Sharks ... Finished 10th at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship, competing against Division I, II and III swimmers in the 500-yard freestyle at Rutgers University on February 23 ... Named GNAC Athlete of the Week three times and won 18 of 21 races from the 500 to 1650-yard freestyle range with her only loss in five 1650 events and six 1000-yard entries coming at the NCAA Championships ... Posted 27 top-three finishes in 29 events, including 24 victories and tallied 278 points to lead Simmons ... Put together two separate event winning streaks of six or more, including a seven-race victory stretch from December 2, 2017 to January 13, 2018.

2016-17 Season: Named the Purple Aces' Most Improved Newcomer following her first year of collegiate competition ... Finished sixth in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner for Sandia High School ... Earned the Zachary George Lovejoy Award following her senior season for the Matadors ... Recipient of the Betsy Patterson Perseverance Award as a junior and the Matador of the Year Spirit Award as a sophomore for SHS ... Named the Sandia High School Rookie of the Year following her first year ... Chosen Captain for Sandia High prior to her senior campaign ... Owns the school record for the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events for the Matadors ... Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle at New Mexico High School State Championship as a senior ... Recipient of the United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award as a senior ... Swam six years for Lobo Aquatic Club ... Earned an Academic Letter in her final two years at SHS ... Member of Yearbook at Sandia High School as a junior ... Transferred from Division I University of Evansville ... Born January 12, 1998 ... Daughter of Karen and Andrew Scholand ... Majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior at Simmons and would like to pursue a career in Medical Research ... Earned Dean's List in the Spring semester at Evansville and both semesters at Simmons ... Enjoys writing, photography, drawing, painting, animals and trains.