Five Members of Bentley Swim Teams Earn Academic All-Northeast-10 Honors

Abby Mathews
Abby Mathews

WALTHAM, Mass. – Five members of the Bentley University men's and women's swimming and diving teams, including three-time honoree and co-captain Joe Frantel (Canandaigua, N.Y./Marcus Whitman HS), were named to the 2011-12 Academic All-Northeast-10 Conference team for swimming.

Also recognized were seniors Chris Argiros (Marblehead/Marblehead HS) and Matt Wessels (Epsom, N.H./Bishop Brady HS), junior Abby Mathews (Chelmsford/ Chelmsford HS) and sophomore Caroline Lewis (Westfield/Westfield HS).

It's the third consecutive appearance on the select squad for Frantel and the second straight for Mathews. Wessels also earned his second All-Academic accolade after previously being recognized in 2010.

Frantel, a marketing major, finished his career with his name attached to four relay school records. His top individual performance in the Northeast-10 Championships was sixth in the 50 yard freestyle, and he won three silvers and one bronze in relay events during the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships in February.

Wessels was fourth in the 100 individual medley, fifth in the 400 IM and sixth in the 200 IM during the NEISDA Championships, and had a top finish of 13th in the 200 IM at the NE-10 meet. The corporate finance and accounting major spent the spring 2010 semester studying abroad in Australia.

Mathews, also a CFA major, was fourth in the one-meter diving at both the NE-10 and NEISDA Championships. In addition, she was third in the NE-10 three-meter and fifth in the NEISDA three-meter. Like Frantel and Wessels, her resume includes a semester studying abroad (London).

Argiros, a corporate finance and accounting major who studied in Australia during the fall 2010 semester, was a backstroker for the Falcons. At the NEISDA Championships, he was fifth in the 50 back, seventh in the 100 and eighth in the 200.

Lewis helped Bentley finish second in the 400 medley relay at the NE-10 Championships and was also ninth in the 100 back, 11th in the 400 IM and 13th in the 200 back. She was part of the Falcons' gold-medal winning 400 medley relay team at the NEISDA Championships. In addition, she placed fourth in the 200 back, sixth in the 50 back and seventh in the 100 back. Her major is accountancy.

The five student-athletes have combined for a 3.65 GPA during their collegiate careers with all five over 3.50.

The Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives.