KU's Swimming and Diving Team Earns Academic All-America Status

July 12, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

The Kansas swimming and diving team was named an Academic All-America team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for its performance in the classroom during the spring 2006 semester.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The team’s overall GPA of 3.39 placed it 22nd highest among all Division I swimming and diving programs and first within the Big 12 Conference. The swimming and diving team also recorded the highest GPA among all athletics teams at the University of Kansas.

Freshman Ashley Leidigh was the only Kansas swimmer to earn Academic All-America status for her accomplishments, both academically and athletically.

Seven Jayhawk swimmers were selected Academic All-American Honorable Mention. Seniors Emily Rusch and Lindsey Urbatchka both received honors. Junior Jenny Short was also recognized. Sophomores Lauren Bonfe and Terri Schramka accompanied sophomores to be, Molly Brammer, and Danielle Herrmann, to complete the honors.

“Every semester, our number one goal as a team is to have the highest GPA,” said head coach Clark Campbell. Possessing a 3.39, the highest GPA in the program, is a great reflection of how hard our team works in the pool and in the classroom. We are very happy with both our team and individual honors.”