Five Named To Pac-10 All-Academic Swimming

April 1, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State had five athletes named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Women's Swimming Team for 2001-02. Paula Finlay, Bonnie Renwick and Birte Steven were all first-team selections while Naya Higashijima and Jill Personius earned honorable mention.

To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant substitute for their team.

Finlay, a junior from Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg HS), has a 3.77 grade point average and is majoring in Industrial Engineering. At the Pacific-10 Championships, Finlay placed 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke and was part of OSU's relays in the 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle.

Renwick, a senior from Portland, Ore. (David Douglas HS) has a 3.79 grade point average and is majoring in Psychology and Business. At the Pacific-10 Championships, she placed 24th in the 100 backstroke and 35th in the 100 freestyle and was part of OSU's relays in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley.

Steven, a sophomore from Hannover, Germany (Humboldtgymnasium HS) has a 3.73 grade point average and is majoring in Psychology. She earned All-America honors by placing 11th in the 200 breaststroke 16th in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships.

Higashijima, a junior from Kawaguchi, Japan (Kamashimagakuen HS) has a 3.09 grade point average and is majoring in Multimedia. She earned All-America honors by placing 10th in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships.

Personius, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz. (Xavier Prep HS) has a 3.35 grade point average and is majoring in Communications. At the Pacific-10 Championships, she placed 40th in the 200 freestyle and 43rd in the 100 freestyle and was part of OSU's relay in the 800 freestyle.

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