Kansas Swimmers Recognized for Performance Inside the Classroom

July 21, 2011

LAWRENCE–Kan. –

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America has released its Scholar All-America Team and Individual Honorable Mention awards for the spring 2011 semester and the University Kansas can be found on both lists.

Collectively, KU was one of 104 schools selected for the Scholar All-America Team Award. Head coach Clark Campbell’s squad had a cumulative 3.15 GPA, which was tied with Virginia Tech of the ACC.

In addition, five returning swimmers were put on the Honorable Mention list for the Scholar All-America Individual Award. Those include senior captain Shannon Garlie, who had a 3.51 GPA during the spring 2011 semester; fellow senior captain Stephanie Payne (3.53); juniors Brooke Brull (3.65) and Rebecca Swank (3.81) as well as sophomore Alison Lusk, who earned a 3.61 GPA last semester.

Former KU swimmers Amanda Maez and Monica Johannessen also made the list. Johannessen had a team-high 3.83 GPA, while Maez studied her way to a 3.61 mark.

“These ladies are very well deserving of this award as they do a great job in the classroom each day,” said assistant coach Jen Fox. “We are very proud of them and their accomplishments.”

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

The Honorable Mention Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have achieved a “B” time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship. The award is presented in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).