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In the pool or in the classroom

In the pool or in the classroom

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas women’s swimming team is ranked ninth in the nation for team grade point average the College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced recently.This is the third consecutive year that the Razorbacks, under the direction of head coach Jeff Poppell, have earned a top 10 ranking. The Razorbacks were fourth in 2008, eighth in 2009 and are ninth this year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.51.Seven Razorbacks were selected to the CSCAA Academic All-Scholar Team as well. They include Yi-Ting Siow, Leah Pierce, Katie Whitbeck, Ashley Largo, Lynette Ng, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Jillienne Schilling."I’m very proud of the efforts that the swimmers and divers have put forth this year,” said Poppell. “This year marks the third consecutive season that our team has been ranked in the Top 10 nationally for our team GPA. We have also recorded the highest GPA in the SEC for the last three years. Our ladies do a fantastic job and it’s nice to see them recognized for their efforts."The Razorbacks were the only SEC swimming and diving team recognized in the top 10 this year. Their 3.51 team effort is just shy of Gardner-Webb University who led all teams with a 3.625 GPA topping the list.The Arkansas swimming and diving team is historically one of the top academic performing programs for the Razorbacks. This year, Poppell’s crew had 15 student-athletes selected to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll and eight perfect 4.0’s for the spring semester.

2010 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic Honor Roll (top 15 only)

Institution Name GPA
Gardner-Webb University 3.625
University of Evansville 3.59
Lafayette College 3.57
American University 3.568
George Washington University 3.55
The University of Akron 3.54
Iona College 3.52
University of Evansville 3.512
University of Arkansas 3.51
Manhattan College 3.51
Syracuse University 3.51
Northwestern University 3.5
UNC@Wilmington 3.4967
Seton Hall University 3.491
Penn State University 3.49
Purdue University 3.49

Arkansas Individual CSCAA Academic All-Scholar TeamYi-Ting SiowLeah PierceKatie WhitbeckAshley LargoLynette NgLisa LunkenheimerJillienne Schilling

Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)