Swimming and Diving Honored

April 1, 2009

 WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Thirteen Arizona swimmers/divers were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team today, announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen. The list includes seven first-team honorees, four second-team athletes and two honorable mentions.


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


'We are extremely proud of our athletes' accomplishments in the classroom, said head coach Frank Busch. 'It's a testament to their work ethic to be able to be so successful both in school and in athletics.'


On the women's swimming and diving team, Ana Agy, Dana Christ, Jenny Forster and Justine Schluntz earned Pac-10 first team honors. Taylor Baughman and Emma Darlington were honored with second team honors, while Annie Chandler was listed as honorable mention.


For the men's swimming and diving team, Craig Sheedy, Josh Arreguin and Jack Brown were first-team picks, Ben Grado and Bryan O'Connor were named to the second team, with Cory Chitwood garnering honorable mention. 


At the NCAA Championships, The women's team placed third overall with 389 points while the men took sixth with 309 points.


Women's All Academic Team:

First Team, Year, GPA, Major
Ana Agy, ARIZ, Jr., 3.80, Economics
Dana Christ, ARIZ, So., 3.81, Undeclared
Jennifer Forster, ARIZ, Jr., 3.64, Psychology
Justine Schluntz, ARIZ, Jr., 3.94, Mechanical Engineering

Second Team, Year, GPA, Major
Taylor Baughman, ARIZ, Sr., 3.47, Journalism
Emma Darlington, ARIZ, So., 3.48, Undeclared

Honorable Mention:  Annie Chandler, Jr.

Men's All Academic Team:

First Team, Year, GPA, Major
Joshua Arreguin, ARIZ, Sr., 3.38, Political Science
Jack Brown, ARIZ, Jr., 3.55, Psychology
Craig Sheedy, ARIZ, Sr., 4.00, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Second Team, Year, GPA, Major
Ben Grado, ARIZ, So., 3.05, Undeclared
Bryan O'Connor, ARIZ, Jr., 3.15, Business Management

Honorable Mention:  Cory Chitwood, So.









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