April 4, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team continue to put forth strong efforts in the classroom as 26 Buckeyes tallied a 3.0 or higher following the winter quarter.

“Bill (Dorenkott) and I are incredibly proud with the academic success of our team this last quarter,” Stefanie Williams, associate head coach, said. “We’d like to recognize our Student-Athlete Support Services Office and Vicki Melnick as they have provided resources that are second to none.”

Collectively, the squad combined for a team grade-point average of 3.51 at the end of the winter quarter. For their efforts, the team led all Ohio State winter squads with 19 named to the Academic All-Big Ten list.

“The team GPA of 3.51 is beyond exceptional,” Williams added. “It is the highest team GPA since Bill and I took over the program four years ago. We are excited to see continued progress academically for this team.”


Name Year Major Parents Hometown
Shannon Draves * Jr. Human Development Bill & Anita Draves Gilbertsville, Pa.
Darcy Fishback Jr. Sexuality Studies Richard & Donna Fishback Upper Arlington, Ohio
Kelsey Moran * Jr. Psychology Walt & Susan Moran Lakewood, Ohio
Michelle Williams * So. Exercise Science William & Emsie Williams Toronto, Ontario

3.5 or higher

Name Year Major Parents Hometown
Kristen Asman * Sr. Exercise Science David & Jerri Asman Columbus, Ohio
Jackie Brousseau * Jr. Political Science Brian & Karen Brousseau Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Phoebe Cater * So. Visual Communication Rupert & Catrina Cater Sydney, Australia
Emily Creran * Jr. Exercise Science Howard & Maureen Creran Haddonfield, N.J.
Catherine Eitel * Sr. Biology Deb Thompson & Chuck Eitel Upper Arlington, Ohio
Taylor Ford Fr. Nursing Carol & Bruce Ford Ann Arbor, Mich.
Kristyn Fulcher * So. Human Nutrition Bill & Pat Fulcher Upper Arlington, Ohio
Makena Lynch Fr. Pre-Business Scott & Diane Lynch Cranberry Twnshp, Pa.
Lauren Massey * Jr. Biology Steve & Mary Massey Indianapolis, Ind.
Lisa Narum * Sr. Textiles & Clothing Jeff & Kathy Narum Pleasanton, Calif.
Natalie Nichols Sr. Communication Diane Nichols & Greg Nichols Claremont, Calif.
Alex Norris * So. Exercise Science Michael & Sharon Norris Cincinnati, Ohio
Lisa Spurling * So. Psychology Benson & Shelli Spurling Cincinnati, Ohio
Ashley Vance Fr. Neuroscience Joel & Terri Vance Kingwood, Texas

3.0 or higher

Name Year Major Parents Hometown
Bianca Alvarez * Sr. Psychology Jorge & Sallie Alvarez Miami, Fla.
Kelly Ann Baird So. Zoology Suzanne & Boyd Baird Lexington, N.C.
Kellie Carmendy Fr. Communication Lori & Dave Carmendy Powell, Ohio
Cheyenne Cousineau So. Psychology Roland & Diane Cousineau Temperance, Mich.
Lauren Davis Fr. Biology Robyn & Scott Davis Austin, Texas
Megan Detro * Jr. Health Sciences Bill & Deb Detro Carmel, Ind.
Kelly Titus * Jr. Psychology Jeanne & Phil Titus Bowling Green, Ohio
Mary Wunderle * Jr. Food Science & Nutrition Dean & Coleen Wunderle Mason, Ohio

*indicates 2012 Academic All-Big Ten honorees