Kansas Swimming and Diving Named a 2007-08 Academic All-American Team

October 21, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Kansas was named a 2007-08 Academic All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Athletic Association on Tuesday. The University of Kansas recorded a 3.312 GPA, which was the best GPA among Big 12 schools. Kansas also had four individuals win awards, including one Academic All-American.

Senior Danielle Herrmann was named a 2007-08 Academic All-American for earning a 3.780 GPA. Last year, Herrmann, a pre-pharmacy and exercise science major, was named to the Big 12 Academic First Team. Herrmann was also the team’s best swimmer last year, as she was the lone Jayhawk to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Other Jayhawks that earned individual recognition were Emily Lanteigne, Lauren Bonfe and Terri Schramka. Lanteigne, an elementary, health and physical education major earned a 4.0 GPA. Bonfe and Schramka, were both senior’s last year, and earned a 3.880 and 3.700 GPA, respectively.

As a team, Kansas had 28 student-athletes with a GPA between 3.00-3.99 during the 2007 fall and 2008 spring semesters. During that same time, 17 student-athletes earned a 4.0 GPA. In addition, to the 3.31 team GPA, 26 student-athletes were named to the Kansas Dean’s List.

In the water, Kansas began the 2008-09 season with a successful weekend trip to Arizona. In its first dual, the Jayhawks upset nationally ranked Arizona State 149-147. Kansas followed that up with an easy 197-107 victory over Northern Arizona.

The Jayhawks will return to Lawrence for a its home-opening dual meet with Texas A&M at 6 p.m., Thursday at Robinson Natatorium. Kansas will then host the Big 12 Relays Friday at 9 a.m.

For a complete release regarding the Academic All-American award winners please click here.