UW Swimmer David Moilanen Named A First Team Academic All-American

June 11, 2002

SEATTLE - Washington senior swimmer David Moilanen (Renton, Wash.) capped his Husky career by being named to the 2001-02 Verizon Academic All-America Men's At-Large First Team. Moilanen is the first Husky to earn first-team honors since Ed Cunningham (football) and Pat Johnson (track) were both honored in 1991.

A four-year letterwinner, Moilanen owns a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average in chemistry and physics. A year ago, he became the first UW swimmer to ever earn Academic All-America honors, joining soccer standout Bryn Ritchie on the fall/winter at-large second team.

In the pool, Moilanen is the first UW swimmer to break the 50-second barrier in the 100 backstroke, logging a school record time of 49.69 in 2002. Moilanen also is a member of the team's school record 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays, while he is only the third swimmer in Husky history to be named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team three times.

The 17-member Academic All-America first team is chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) from NCAA Division I fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling teams. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00 (sophomore standing and above). Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon the national level.

2001-02 Verizon Academic All-America Men's At-Large

First Team
Pietro Broggini Denver Skiing Gr. 3.74 (MBA)
Justin Dumais Texas Swimming Sr. 4.00 (Finance)
David Evans Clarkson Ice Hockey Sr. 3.86 (Bio-Molecular Science)
Bence Hamori American Tennis Sr. 3.81 (Business Admin.)
K.J. Hippensteel Stanford Tennis Sr. 3.57 (Human Biology)
Mike Jansen Florida Swimming Sr. 3.87 (Microbiology, Cell Sci.)
David Johnston Oklahoma Gymnastics Sr. 3.82 (Finance)
Ola Jonsson UNC-Char. Tennis Sr. 3.97 (Business Management)
Frantisek Krepelka Okla. St. Tennis Sr. 4.00 (Computer Science, Math)
Andrew Lux James Madison Tennis Sr. 4.00 (Mktg. Info. Systems)
Dejan Miladinovic Hawaii Volleyball Sr. 3.82 (Business Finance)
David Moilanen Washington Swimming Sr. 3.96 (Physics, Chemistry)
Brad Morris E. Kentucky Golf Sr. 4.00 (Chemistry)
Gustav Pousette Kentucky Tennis Sr. 4.00 (Foreign Lang., Inter Econ.)
Dan Swan Purdue Tennis Sr. 3.99 (Management)
Justin Toman Michigan Gymnastics Sr. 3.83 (Sports Management)
Dan Witt Ball State Golf Sr. 4.00 (Marketing)

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