Six Women's, Men's Swimmers, Divers Earn Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Honors

April 17, 2003

Trojan women's swimmers and divers Nicci Fusaro, Blythe Hartley and Marisa Kozak and men's swimmers Nick Degenstein, Matthew Peterson and Erik Tolmachoff we're all named to the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Winter All-Academic teams, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Thursday (April 17).

Fusaro, a junior fine arts major with a 3.71 GPA, earned first team honors for the second year in row while sophomores Hartley, undeclared with a 3.69 GPA, and Kozak, undeclared with a 3.89 GPA, are first-time selections. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.

Degenstein, a senior chemical engineering major with a 3.86 GPA, earned first team honors for the third consecutive year while Tolmachoff, also a senior chemical engineering major with a 3.64 GPA, is first team for the second straight year. Peterson, a junior communications major with a 3.44 GPA, earned his first such honor.

Junior Trent Staley earned second team honors for the men. Sophomore Joanna Fargus, junior Erin O'Kane and senior Asa Sandlund earned honorable mention honors for the women.

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