Three seniors earn their fourth all-academic honor.
Laughlin swims second-fastest 200 back time in school history as well.
Freshman breaks 400 IM record a day after breaking 200 IM record.
Falcons open the season Oct. 8 at New Mexico.
2010-11 Highlights: Swan the team's fourth-fastest 100 fly and sixth-fastest 200 fly ... also swam the 200 free in an event ... earned third Academic All-MW honor.
2009-10 Highlights: Ranked in Air Force's top five in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 fly ... swam her fastest times in the 100 back, 100 & 200 fly at the MWC Championships ... named to MW all-academic team.
2008-09 Highlights: Recorded the team's fastest time in the 100 butterfly ... swam the second-fastest time in the 100 backstroke and third-fastest mark in the 200 fly ... time of 57.61 in the 100 fly ranks as the eighth-fastest in school history, while her mark of 2:08.14 in the 200 fly is 10th-fastest ... also swam the 500 freestyle ... named to the MW all-academic team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Northwest Florida Collegiate High School, but swam for Fort Walton Beach High School ... lettered four years in swimming for coach Pam Braseth ... team captain in senior season ... recipient of Thor's Hammer Award and Coaches' Award in 2006-07 ... won the Tsunami Award in December 2007 ... also swam for the Panama City Swim Team, coached by Jonathan Kaplan ... member of National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa ... graduated with high academic honors ... earned the Spirit of Collegiate High School Award ... received Associate of Arts degree from Okaloosa-Walton College.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 21 ... daughter of Dr. Elvira S. Chiccarelli ... major is biology with a minor in french ... nickname is El ... future career plan is to become and Air Force doctor ... on the Dean's and Commandant's list at the Academy ... Health Professions Scholarship recipient ... Olmstead Scholar ... BCT Squadron Commander ... Regional Tri-Beta Research award winner ... favorite movie is 10 Things I Hate About You ... favorite food is cookies ... biggest influence on her sports career has been the ocean because it "taught me to love being in the water" ... favorite quote: "Never Give up."
Getting to Know Elvira...
hobbies include swimming, dancing and cooking.
something not many people know about you: I'm actually the 4th-generation "Elvira" in my family.
How did you spend your summer? I learned to fly a propeller plane, then traveled to the Himalayas and Southeast Asia with the Biology department, and then I was a Basic Cadet Training Squadron Commander during the Jack's Valley phase.