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Andrea Kropp adjusts to new setting with USC

COLLEGE UPDATE:

Former Tolog standout ready for nationals; Gentili, Ingalla pick up SCIAC recognition.

June 19, 2013|From Staff Reports

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Andrea Kropp (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2010) USC swimming redshirt sophomore: After claiming an Ivy League championship at Princeton University in 2011, the former Tolog transferred to USC and put on a redshirt for her sophomore season.

She then went on to earn All-American status in the 200-yard breaststroke with the Trojans in 2013 after taking seventh in the event in the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming Championships, which took place March 21-23, in two minutes, 7.62 seconds.

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Kropp will take her 200 breaststroke with her to the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials, which will take place June 25-29 in Indianapolis, ID.

The Sacred Heart graduate also proved a standout in the classroom, as she was an honorable mention for the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving All-Academic list.

She took 12th in the 200 individual medley (1:57.15) and 18th in the 100 breast (1:00.28) at the NCAA championship meet.

The Trojans fell short of winning their first Pac-12 title this season when it was edged by Stanford (1,439.5) by 21 points for a runner-up finish. Kropp took fourth in the 200 breast (2:08.68), seventh in the 100 breast (1:00.75) and eighth in the individual medley (1:58.82) in the conference meet, which took place Feb. 27 to March 2.

Nick Gentili (St. Francis High, 2010) Pomona-Pitzer baseball senior: Gentili ended his collegiate career with another standout campaign for the Sagehens. The former Golden Knight was rewarded with a second consecutive All-West Region second-team selection by D3baseball.com.

Gentili’s batting average (.386) was second highest for Pomona-Pitzer, along with his five home runs. Those numbers also led to him being voted a first-team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player for the third time.

The Sagehens’ season ended May 16 with an 8-3 loss to Linfield in the NCAA Division III West Regional Tournament. They finished the year with a 29-16 record and took second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference with a 20-8 conference mark.

Gentili was three for nine in Pomona-Pitzer’s two-game stint in the NCAA Division III West Regional. He went two for five in a 4-3, 11-inning loss to Texas-Tyler on May 15, and was one for four with an RBI in the Sagehens’ season-ending 8-3 loss the next day.

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