Erin Reilly Picks up Academic All-American Honors

July 18, 2006

BERKELEY - California's Erin Reilly was named to the 2006 College Swimming Coaches Athletic Association (CSCAA) Academic All-American team, the organization announced. The women's swimming and diving team was among the 105 Division I teams that achieved over a 3.0 in the 2006 spring semester. The Golden Bears finished with a 3.011 team GPA.

Reilly, who completed her junior year in the spring, was named as her team's Most Valuable Performer for the 2005-06 campaign. A Mass Communications major, Reilly also received the team's Scholastic Award after maintaining a 3.56 GPA.

The Sacramento, Calif., native notched two top-three finishes at the 2006 NCAA Championships - second in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 500 free - and swam on three of Cal's relays, all of which placed in the top six.At the conference championships, Reilly, a two-time Pac-10 swimmer of the month, won the 200 free, took second in the 500 free and sixth in the 100 free. She also competed in the 800 free relay (first), 200 free relay (third), 400 medley relay (second) and 400 free relay (second).

In order to qualify for individual Academic All-American honors, a swimmer must compete in the NCAA Championships and achieve a 3.50 grade point average.

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