Richardson, Lombardo Earn Academic All-America Honors

June 16, 2006

UCLA senior gymnast Kate Richardson (Coquitlam, BC) and senior rower Sarah Lombardo (Long Beach, CA) have been named to the 2005-06 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Team. Richardson was selected to the first team, making her the eighth UCLA student-athlete to earn three career Academic All-America honors. Lombardo became the first Bruin ever to be named an Academic All-American in two sports, earning third-team honors in rowing this season and first-team honors in soccer in 2003.

Richardson adds yet another honor to her illustrious career. This year alone, she has been awarded a NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a Pac-10 Conference Medal and a third Pac-10 All-Academic honor. She also won the NCAA floor exercise title (her third individual NCAA title of her career); three All-America honors to bring her career total to 13; the NCAA Regional all-around, bars, beam and floor titles; and the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year award. Richardson, who holds a 3.67 grade point average in Psychobiology, made history in 2004 by becoming only the second female collegiate gymnast ever to compete at the Olympic Games.

Lombardo, a 3.95 student in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, rowed on the second varsity in 2005-06. She earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors (she was also a Pac-10 All-Academic honoree in soccer in 2002 and 2003) and helped the second varsity record eight victories in 12 races this season. She joined the rowing team in 2004-05 after sitting out her senior season with soccer due to injury.

UCLA's Three-Time Academic All-Americans
Kate Richardson, W. Gymnastics (2004-06)
Amy Acuff, W. Track & Field (1996-98)
Jennifer Brundage, Softball (1993-95)
Asbjorn Volstad, M. Volleyball (1985-87)
Lawrence Hayes, M. Swimming (1983-85)
Greg Lee, M. Basketball (1972-74)
Bill Walton, M. Basketball (1972-74)
Jamaal Wilkes, M. Basketball (1972-74)

2005-06 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Womens At-Large Team (University Division)
as selected by CoSIDA

FIRST TEAM
Anca Anastasiu, USC, Tennis, Jr., Pretoria, South Africa, 3.98, Business Administration
Emma Baratta, Columbia, Fencing, Sr., Somerville, N.J., 3.90, Psychology
Alice Barnes, Stanford, Tennis, Sr., Cambridge, UK, 3.67, Art
Sara Bauer, Wisconsin, Ice Hockey, Jr., St. Catharines, Ont., 3.95, Biology
Kristen Clary, Xavier, Tennis, Sr., Terre Haute, Ind., 4.00, Accounting
Rachel Clausig, Miami, Crew, Sr., Lansing, Ill., 4.00, Marine Science/Biology
Allison Crocker, Dartmouth, Skiing, Sr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 3.98, Physics/Mathematics
Kara Denby, Auburn, Swimming, Jr., Simi Valley, Ca., 4.00, Zoology
Janelle Engle, Old Dominion, Field Hockey, Sr., Mount Joy, Pa., 4.00, Music Education
Shanelle Howell, Jacksonville St., Golf, Sr., Kopples, South Africa, 4.00, Accounting
Jessica Javelet, Louisville, Field Hockey, Jr., Ranch Sante Fe, Ca., 4.00, Marketing
Brittney Koncak-Schumann, Oklahoma, Gymnastics, Jr., McQueeney, Tex., 3.96, Health and Sports Science
Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech, Tennis, So., Marysville, Mich., 4.00, History, Technology & Society
Bindiya Parekh, Arkansas Little Rock, Tennis, Sr., Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4.00, Management Info. Systems
Kate Richardson, UCLA, Gymnastics, Sr., Coquitlam, B.C., 3.67, Psychobiology
Taylor Simpson, Gardner-Webb, Swimming, Sr., Boiling Springs, N.C., 4.00, English/Spanish

SECOND TEAM
Nicole Barnett, Auburn, Gymnastics, Jr., Chatsworth, Pa., 4.00, Biomedical Sciences
Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina, Gymnastics, Sr., Stone Mountain, Ga., 3.49, Environmental Health Science
Sarah Chrzanowski, Eastern Michigan, Swimming, Jr., West Bloomfield, Mich., 4.00, Elementary Education
Kelly Evans, South Dakota State, Golf, Sr., Brookings, S.D., 4.00, Microbiology
Mary Cate Gordon, Old Dominion, Field Hockey, Sr., Oreland, Pa., 4.00, English
Jessica Guinness, Bowling Green, Swimming, Sr., Sylvania, Ohio, 4.00, Biology/Pre-Med
Sarah Haupt, Penn State, Swimming, Sr., Carlisle, Pa., 3.61, Psychology
Paige Mackenzie, Washington, Golf, Sr., Yakima, Wash., 3.59, Business Administration
Whitney Myers, Arizona, Swimming, Jr., Oxford, Ohio, 3.82, Science Education
Kathryn Ness, Duke, Swimming, Sr., Worthington, Ohio, 3.92, Electrical Engineering
Flavia Rigamonti, Southern Methodist, Swimming, Sr., Breganzona, Switzerland, 3.91, Advertising
Riita Schaublin, Minnesota-Duluth, Ice Hockey, Jr., Basel, Switzerland, 3.94, Mathematics
Katy Tran, North Carolina, Field Hockey, Sr., Grantville, Pa., 3.51, Biology/Exercise & Sport Science
Ashlee Williams, Northern Illinois, Gymnastics, Sr., Liberty, Mo., 4.00, Biological Sciences

THIRD TEAM
Melissa Anderson, Harvard, Tennis, Sr., Sydney, Australia, 3.67, Government
Ashley Bentley, Alabama, Tennis, Sr., Montgomery, Ala., 3.75, Biology
Emily Cross, Harvard, Fencing, So., New York, N.Y., 3.77, Biology
Sarah Daniel, Rensselaer Poly. Inst., Ice Hockey, Jr., Calgary, Albert, 3.96, Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering
Blair DiSesa, Rice, Tennis, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 3.89 Economics & Managerial Studies
Lisa Friscioni, Fairleigh-Dickinson, Bowling, Sr., Howell, N.J., 3.73, Accounting
Blakeley Griffith, Tennessee, Tennis, Jr., Middleburg, Va., 4.00, English
Anja Jokela, Vermont, Skiing, Sr., Shelburne, Vt., 3.92, Music & Biology
Briena Kappes, North Dakota State, Golf, Sr., Oxbow, N. D., 4.00, Psychology
Sarah Lombardo, UCLA, Crew, Sr., Long Beach, Ca., 3.95, Molecular, Cellular and Dev. Biology
Meghan Murphy, Notre Dame, Lacrosse, Jr., Centennial, Colo., 3.70, Anthropology/Pre-Professional Studies
Mandy Pascual, Maryland, Gymnastics, Sr., Alea, Hawaii, 3.89, Chemical Engineering
Kelly Tessar, St. Louis, Swimming, Sr., Nashville, Tenn., 3.95, Occupational Therapy
Karie Walton, Drexel, Field Hockey, Jr., Spring City, Pa., 4.00, Biological Sciences
Wendi Webster, Wichita State, Tennis, Sr., Andover, Kan., 4.00, French and International Business

ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team Member of the Year: Sara Bauer, Wisconsin

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