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Hawkeyes Earn Academic Honors
Women's team earns CSCAA honors and 25 Hawkeyes named to winter academic all-Big Ten team
The Hawkeye women's team was recently named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Academic All-America team for fall 2008, and 25 Hawkeyes earned academic all-Big Ten honors for the 2008-09 season.
The Hawkeye women's team was recently named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Academic All-America team for fall 2008, and 25 Hawkeyes earned academic all-Big Ten honors for the 2008-09 season.

March 26, 2009


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    IOWA CITY, IA -- The University of Iowa men and women's swimming and diving teams have recently earned several national and conference academic awards. The Hawkeye women's team was recently named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Academic All-America team for fall 2008, and 25 Hawkeyes earned academic all-Big Ten honors for the 2008-09 season.

    "We are happy to see our teams rewarded with academic all-America and all-conference honors," said Hawkeye Head Coach Marc Long. "It exemplifies their hard work and the priorities they have with regards to swimming and academics."

    The CSCAA list of honorees consisted of 93 women and 41 men's teams from across the country. All honored teams surpassed the required 3.0 GPA. The Hawkeye women posted an overall team GPA of 3.19.

    Fourteen women's swimmers and divers earned academic all-Big Ten recognition, while 11 members of the men's squad achieved the honor. The number for the women's team ranks second-best in school history, while the number of men's honorees ranks fourth. To be eligible for academic all-Big Ten, student-athletes must be letterwinners and be in at least their second academic year at the institution. They must also carry a career grade point average of 3.0 or better.

    Men's Swimming & Diving (11)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Rob Adams - So. - Psychology - Torpoint, England
    Drew DeLashmutt - Sr. - Accounting - Omaha, NE
    Max Dittmer - So. - Business - Muscatine, IA
    Nick Divan - Jr. - Interdepartmental Studies - San Juan Capistrano, CA
    James Dragon - Sr. - Health & Sport Studies - Muscatine, IA
    Brian Farris - Jr. - Chemistry - Normal, IL
    Sean Hagan - So. - Business - Boone, IA
    Bryan Hill - So. - Political Science - Des Moines, IA
    Andy Miner - Sr. - Science Education - Rockford, IL
    Jacob Moore - Sr. - Management - Belvidere, IL
    Matt Ryan Jr. - Physics - Dunlap, IL

    Women's Swimming & Diving (14)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Julie deBruin - Jr. - Finance/English - Naperville, IL
    Ashley Dell - Sr. - Health & Sport Studies - Lake Forest, IL
    Julie Feingold - Jr. - Communication Studies - Munster, IN
    Deidre Freeman - Jr. - Religious Studies/African-American Studies - Grinnell, IA
    Verity Hicks - So. - Health & Sport Studies - Pukekohe, New Zealand
    Stacia Johns - Jr. - Political Science/Spanish - Williamsburg, IA
    Christine Kuczek - Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Deerfield, IL
    Hilary Leigh - Jr. - Communication Studies - Lake Forest, IL
    Katie Michelau - Jr. - Finance - Mundelein, IL
    Laura Mozdzen - Jr. - Chemical Engineering - Gilbert, AZ
    Veronica Rydze - So. - Health Promotions Interest - Iowa City, IA
    Meghan Sievertsen - Sr. - Integrative Physiology - Cedar Rapids, IA
    Katarina Tour - So. - International Studies - Stockholm, Sweden
    Nicki Wex - Jr. - Biology - Nashotah, WI