UA Women Garner Academic Praise
May 20, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. – Three Arizona women’s swimmers were named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District at-large first team, announced Thursday. Seniors Ana Agy, Annie Chandler and Justine Schluntz all were lauded for the academic prowess.
Agy, a backstroke swimmer from Park City, Utah, won four NCAA championships for UA in the 200 and 400 medley relays, respectively, while also nabbing 15 All-American honors throughout her career. A business economics major, Agy graduated last week with a GPA of 3.79. The award is Agy’s second ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District nomination.
Chandler, the Wildcats’ top breaststroke swimmer for the past four seasons, recorded a GPA of 3.51 while pursuing her degree in journalism in 2009-10. Chandler is an 18-time All-American, with one NCAA individual championship in the 100 breaststroke and six NCAA titles swimming on relays for UA. Earlier this month, Chandler was named the Phoenix Women’s Sports Association’s 2010 Athlete of the Year. Currently, Chandler holds the NCAA record in the 100 breaststroke and was a part of both the 200 and 400 medley relays in which Arizona holds the American and NCAA records.
Schluntz, a Rhodes scholar and graduate student who plans to study at Oxford this Fall, earned a 4.0 over her course work of mechanical engineering this year. The Albuquerque, N.M. native won six NCAA championships swimming on relays for Arizona and garnered All-America praise 16 times throughout her career. Recently, Schluntz was a finalist for the Walter Byers Scholarship and was named the Pac-10 Conference’s Toyo Tires Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s swimming.
All three UA swimmers now advance onto CoSIDA’s next selection process in route to becoming an Academic All-American.