Lauren Boyle Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 Team

May 20, 2010

BERKELEY - California senior Lauren Boyle claimed a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Boyle, a business administration major, produced a 3.51 grade-point average this year. She was also a key member of the Golden Bears' third-place finish in the NCAA Championships last March and second-place finish in the Pac-10 Championships last February.

The members of CoSIDA vote on the Academic All-District teams. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team's competitions.

At the Pac-10 Championships, Boyle captured her first 500-yard freestyle title, after winning the 1650-yard freestyle in each of the previous two seasons. Also at this year's conference meet, she placed second in the 1650 free and fifth in the 200 free.

The product of Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand, followed that performance with a stellar final meet, collecting three All-America honors and one honorable mention All-America accolade at NCAAs. Individually, she took second in the 500 free and third in the 1650 free. She also was a member of the second-place 800-free relay and 12th place 200-free relay.

Boyle's time in the 500 at NCAAs moved her into second place on Cal's all-time fastest list for that event. Her personal-best time in the 200-free preliminary race (1:45.64) at NCAAs made her Cal's eighth-fastest Bear in that event.

In addition, Boyle made news in April when she qualified for New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team in the 200- and 400-meter frees and was named to her country's 4x200-meter free relay. This year's Commonwealth Games, known as Delhi 2010, will take place in October in India.

Boyle qualified for that team by winning the 200 free in a personal-best time of 1:59.59 and clinching the 400 in a personal-best time of 4:11.55 at the New Zealand Open Championships. She also won the 800 free in a time of 8:41.83.