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Swimming and Diving’s Ardavanis Added to Academic All-WAC List

DENVER, Colo. – Northern Arizona freshman Kristy Ardavanis was added to the Lumberjacks’ list of 12 Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) recipients, the league office announced on Wednesday.   Student-athletes must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and participated in at least 50 percent competition to earn the award.

Ardavanis, from Gilbert, Ariz., was an All-WAC first team performer with a bronze medal on 3-meter springboard at the WAC Championships in March.  She also finished seventh on 1-meter.  To be eligible as a freshman, Ardavanis needed to record two full semesters of a 3.0 GPA or better. 

The other Lumberjack selections released in April included seniors Rachael Foe, Jessi Jones, Lindsey Miller, Kimber Morelli and T.J. Williams and juniors Lana Christensen, Meredith Egloria, Claire Ferro, Taryn Harris, and Monica Veit.

Earlier this year, the Lumberjacks were recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for academic excellence in the classroom. The women earned the Division I Team Scholar All-American award for the fifth time under Johns.

Swimming and diving totaled a 3.02 grade point average in the spring and holds a 3.22 cumulative GPA through the spring semester.

DID YOU KNOW…The student-athletes recorded a 3.0 GPA overall for the fall semester, the fifth time in the last six semesters the department has had a 3.0 or better GPA for the semester.