Swimming and Diving Named Academic All-American Team

March 29, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team has been named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America list of Academic All-American teams, announced Tuesday. The Jayhawks’ 3.17 team GPA placed them among the 114 teams given the “Excellent” designation, given to teams with a GPA between 3.00 and 3.25.

The team honor comes after 17 Jayhawks were named to Academic All-Big12 team in February. Kansas’ honorees, 15 first-team selections and two second-team selections, were tops among all Big 12 conference institutions.

“Each semester, we make it our top priority to attain a team GPA of 3.0 or above,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “A side benefit of attaining this goal is being named an Academic All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. It is always a honor achieving this award.”

The swimming and diving team has wrapped up team competition for the 2004-05 season. Senior Amy Gruber will be the lone-Jayhawk to compete at the World Championship Trials, April 5, in Indianapolis, Ind. She will swim in the 100-meter freestyle competition. Log on to the Kansas swimming and diving website for upcoming events, results and news at www.kuathletics.com. For more information about the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American Teams, log on to the www.collegeswimming.com.