Several Swimmers Earn Pac-10 All-Academic

April 1, 2009

A total of 15 University of Washington swimmers were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic teams the conference announced on Wednesday, with seven men and eight women being named to various teams.

The Husky men landed three on the First Team, including seniors Evan Bernier, Yonatan Cohen and Scott Spansail. On the women's side, two Huskies were named to the First Team, sophomore Ashley Daly and junior Petra Radovic.

The men also landed juniors David Bai and Jereme-Barnett Woods on the Second Team along with sophomore Andre Blyth and junior Jonny Muir on the Honorable Mention list.

For the women, the two first-teamers were joined by senior Marisa Chang and sophomore Ally Rich on the Second Team while junior Erin Campbell, senior Shandra Case, junior Jen Gong and senior Genevieve Patterson earned honorable mention honors.

Bernier, who will leave UW with three school records, carries a 3.55 GPA in Finance. Cohen has one of the highest GPAs among all UW student-athletes with a 3.97 in Math and Physics and was named to the First Team for the second consecutive season. He is just the ninth swimmer in school history to be named to the First team multiple times. Spansail, who will leave UW with three school records of his own, carries a 3.45 GPA in Law, Society and Justice and earned First Team honors for the first time in his career after being named Second Team last season.

Among the other men's honorees, Bai carries a 3.40 in Computer Science and Barnett-Woods has a 3.18 in Electrical Engineering. Bai was also named to the Second Team last season.

For the women, Radovic leads the way with a 3.66 GPA in Business while Daly carries a 3.63 in Pre-Engineering. Radovic earned First Team honors for the first time after being named to the Second Team in 2007-08. She and Daly are just the 10th and 11th women in school history to be named First Team All-Academic.

Chang, meanwhile, carries a 3.45 in Finance while Rich owns a 3.63 in Pre-Science. This marks Chang's first Second Team selection after being named honorable mention the past two seasons.

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

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