Joyce and Robinson Represent Wyoming on NISCA All-America Lists
Cody’s Tara Joyce and Laramie’s Ronan Robinson recently earned All-American honors for 2022-23.
The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, or NISCA, released their list of All-American awards, and those were the only two honored from Wyoming.
Joyce was the only swimmer and female from the Cowboy State that earned the accolade. She received two All-American awards. Joyce earned the distinction in the 100-freestyle with a time of 50.65 seconds and in the 200-freestyle at 1:48.48. These were the first two NISCA All-American awards for Joyce at CHS. She was one of 802 female swimmers in the country to receive the honor.
Joyce won six individual state championships as a Filly and set six Class 3A state records. Her time in the 200-freestyle is an all-class state record. She was chosen the 3A Athlete of the Year three times and the 3A Athlete of the Meet at the state championships twice.
The only Wyoming diver honored as an All-American for 1-meter diving was Laramie High School’s Robinson. He scored 491 points across 11 dives and won the Class 4A state championship back in February of 2023. That was the fourth-highest point total by a 4A state champion diver in state history.
Robinson improved throughout his career. He took fifth as a freshman, third as a sophomore, and was runner-up as a junior in 2022.
To be considered for a NISCA All-American honor, a swimmer or diver must meet minimum standards in an event. Only the top 100 performances receive an All-America award.