Ten Swimmers Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

March 30, 2002

SEATTLE - Ten University of Washington swimmers have been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Teams for the 2001-02 season, the conference office announced late Friday.

On the men's side, four Huskies were named to the 16-swimmer first team, including seniors David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) and Ryan Oleson (McMinnville, Ore.), red-shirt junior Kit Tainter (Lynnwood, Wash.) and sophomore John Lyssand (Gig Harbor, Wash.). The four, first-team selections were the second most of any Pac-10 school, behind top-ranked Stanford, who had five.

The honor is the third time in as many years that Moilanen has been selected for the first team, joining former UW standouts Robert Roosa (1997-2000) and Gary deHart (1994-97) as the only UW men's swimmers to be named to the conference all-academic first team three times. Moilanen, who sports a 3.96 grade-point average in physics and chemistry, also became the first UW swimmer in school history to be named an Academic All-American a year ago.

Two other men's swimmers, junior Tim Collins (Vancouver, Wash.) and Jeff Schmidt (San Diego, Calif.), each earned a spot on the Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

The Husky women had four swimmers earn academic honors, led by two-time second team selection junior Evelyn Hingsbergen (Elk Grove, Calif.), who has a 3.59 grade-point average in psychology. Senior Julie Massey (Tacoma, Wash.) and juniors Jennifer Stucka (Houston, Texas) and Megan Taggart (Coeur d' Alene, Idaho) were all named to the honorable mention squad.

Washington Only

Men's Swimming & Diving

First Team Yr. GPA Major
David Moilanen, WASH Sr. 3.96 Physics and Chemistry
Ryan Oleson, WASH Sr. 3.47 Mechanical Engineering
John Lyssand, WASH So. 3.58 Pre-Major
Kit Tainter, WASH Sr. 3.50 Bioengineering

Second Team Yr. GPA Major

Tim Collins, WASH Jr. 3.27 Business Administration
Jeff Schmidt, WASH Jr. 3.05 Economics

Women's Swimming & Diving

Second Team Yr. GPA Major

Evelyn Hingsbergen, WASH Jr. 3.59 Psychology

Honorable Mention: Julie Massey, Sr., WASH, Jennifer Stucka, Jr., WASH, Megan Taggart, Jr., WASH.

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