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IRSC SWIMMER MALIN WALLEN NAMED FCSAA
FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Malin WallenRecognizing the outstanding athletic and academic achievement of Indian River State College (IRSC) student-athlete Malin Wallen, the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSSA) named the IRSC Swim Team member their 2018 Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. The award was conferred to Malin, of Stockholm, Sweden, by the Council for Athletic Affairs.

During her time at IRSC, Malin was named to the All-Florida Academic Team and recognized as a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic First Team member for achieving a 4.00 grade point average over her academic career. Malin is a two-time FCSAA All-Academic Team member, a two-time Southern Conference All-Academic Team member and a two-time IRSC Top 10% student-athlete. Additionally, Malin was inducted into the IRSC 2018 class of Distinguished Scholars and recognized by the College Swim Coaches’ Association as a two-time Academic All-American.

Malin graduated from IRSC spring of 2018 with an Associate in Arts Degree, with Highest Honors, and an emphasis in Business Administration. She will attend Florida Southern College in the fall of 2018 to continue her education and swimming career as a scholarship athlete.

“We are so proud of Malin’s outstanding achievements, her being named the FCSAA Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, and for her contribution to the IRSC Swimming and Diving Team this season,” shares Scott Kimmelman, IRSC Athletic Director.

As a member of the IRSC Swim Team Wallen achieved the status of nine-time NJCAA All-American ― culminating with her win in the 400 Individual Medley at the 2018 NJCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships where IRSC extended record-breaking consecutive winning streaks to 44 men’s titles and 36 titles for the women’s team.




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