Five Men's Swimmers Earn All-Academic Honors

April 6, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – The University of Arizona men’s swimming and diving team had five team members earn All-Academic honors from the Pac-10 Conference, announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott.


Jack Brown, Cory Chitwood, Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or and Austen Thompson earned First-Team honors while A.J. Tipton picked up Second-Team kudos. 


Impressively, all five Wildcats who earned All-Academic awards also were All-Americans in 2010. Chitwood won the NCAA Championship in the 200 backstroke, Brown placed fourth overall in the 400 I.M., Shapira Bar-Or was on the third-place-finishing 800 free relay team, Thompson was ninth overall in the 400 I.M. and Tipton swam on the 400 Medley Relay team which placed sixth overall.   


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


First Team                               Year     GPA     Major

Nathan Adrian, CAL                   Jr.         3.75      Undeclared

T.J. Auner, USC                         So.       3.39      Public Policy and Development

Guy Barnea, CAL                       Jr.         3.52      Undeclared

Constantin Blaha, ASU               So.       3.69      Business Communication

Bobby Bollier, STAN                  Jr.         3.70      Undeclared

Jack Brown, ARIZ                    Sr.        3.57      Psychology

Anthony Calenti, ASU                So.       3.74      Real Estate

Josh Charnin-Aker, STAN           Sr.        3.37      Management Science & Engineering

Cory Chitwood, ARIZ                So.       3.23      Psychology

Miller Douglas, CAL                   So.       3.66      Undeclared

David Dunford, STAN                  Sr.        3.83      Management Science & Engineering

Nicholas Ferrif, CAL                   Jr.         3.50      Undeclared

Eugene Godsoe, STAN              Sr.        3.28      International Relations

Kevin Little, USC                        Jr.         3.44      Communication

Curtis Lovelace, STAN                So.       3.70      Undeclared

David Mosko, STAN                   Jr.         3.36      Engineering

Jack Ostler, USC                       So.       3.52      Undeclared

Morgan Priestley, STAN             So.       3.77      Undeclared

Eirik Ravnan, STAN                    Jr.         3.83      Undeclared

Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or, ARIZ   So.       3.31      Undeclared

Austen Thompson, ARIZ           So.       3.29      Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics



Second Team                          Year     GPA     Major

Nolan Coon, CAL                       So.       3.13      Undeclared

Peter Davis, CAL                       Sr.        3.05      Political Science

Dwight Dumais, STAN                Sr.        3.08      Human Biology

Brent Eichenseer, STAN             Jr.         3.03      Engineering

Andrew Godbe, CAL                   Jr.         3.03      Film

Colin Heinrich, USC                   So.       3.05      Creative Writing

Issac Howell, CAL                      So.       3.13      Undeclared

Adrian Kirkpatrick, ASU              Jr.         3.15      Psychology

James Martin, USC                    Sr.        3.06      Communication

Marin Naranca, ASU                  Sr.        3.01      Design Studies

Chris Pasanella, ASU                 Jr.         3.02      Design Studies

Patrick Simpkins, STAN             Sr.        3.00      English

A.J. Tipton, ARIZ                      So.       3.05      Undeclared


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