COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State’s women’s swimming and diving team excelled in the classroom once again and finished the winter quarter strong, having 15 members named to the Big Ten Conference Winter Academic All-Conference team.
“I have shared with anyone who will listen how proud I am of our team’s efforts in the classroom,” Bill Dorenkott, head women’s swimming coach, said. “There is no disputing that this program is full of dynamic young ladies who are committed to excellence in academics.
“Our expectations are high in both the classroom and the pool. It takes a special individual to embrace and realize their potential as both as a student and as an athlete.”
Overall, the team boasted a 3.32 grade-point average (GPA) for the winter quarter and it now has a cumulative 3.35 average for the school year. Those honored by the Big Ten featured all three seniors, seven juniors and five sophomores.
A student-athlete must be in her second academic year and have a GPA of 3.0 or better to be eligible for an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Those honored by the Big Ten are:
|Megan Alexander||Jr.||Human Development and Family Science|
|Kristen Asman||So.||Pre-Exercise Science|
|Griet Buelens||Sr.||Sport and Leisure Studies|
|Shelby Gordon||So.||International Business and Marketing|
|Whitney Hackman||Sr.||Human Nutrition|
|Morgan Menzie||So.||Animal Sciences|
|Haley Mitchell||Jr.||Business Marketing|
|Sarah Ratica||Jr.||Health Science Program|
|Colleen Schweitzer||Jr.||Health Science Program|
|Mary Ann Wiser||Jr.||Speech and Hearing Science|