Nine Swimmers Receive Pac-10 Academic Accolades

April 16, 2003

SEATTLE - Nine Washington swimmers were name to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team for their success in the pool and in the classroom. To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

The Huskies had three first team honorees, a second team selection and five honorable mention picks. Evelyn Hingsbergen, John Lyssand and Jim Wolfe represented Washington on the 16-member women's and men's first teams. Hingsbergen, a senior from Elk Grove, Calif., swam the butterfly and individual medley events for the Huskies. A co-captain, Hingbergen boasts a 3.58 gpa and is a double major in psychology and political science.

Lyssand, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., swam the distance freestyle for UW and placed 12th in the 1650 freestyle at the Pac-10 Championships (15:42.40). He has a 3.56 gpa and is majoring in biochemistry.

Wolfe, a sophomore from Hillsboro, Ore., was a key force in the freestyle events for the Huskies. An undeclared major, Wolfe has earned a 3.51 gpa in his core classes. He ranks ninth on the Husky all-time charts in the 500 freestyle.

Luke Ekhoff was UW's lone second team selection. A junior from Portland Ore, Ekhoff holds the school record in the 200 breaststroke and ranks second on the Husky charts in the 200 IM and third in the 100 breaststroke. A double major in economics and biochemistry, Ekhoff maintains a 3.04 gpa.

Rounding out the academic award winners were honorable mention picks Courtney Hentzen, Casey Sherfey, Jenny Stucka, Megan Taggart and Leslie Wukstich.

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