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 
Farriss Blaskovits Jr.  Biology 
Courtney Brayman Sr.  Engineering/Physics 
Griet Buelens  Sr.  Sport and Leisure Studies 
Samantha Cheverton So. Psychology 
Shelby Gordon So.  International Business and Marketing 
Whitney Hackman Sr.  Human Nutrition 
Leigh Hicks So.  Business 
Jill Lockhart Jr.  Communications 
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