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April 19, 2013

Swimming & Diving Garners 17 Academic All-WAC Awards

DENVER, Colo. – The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has honored 17 members of the NAU Swimming & Diving team with Academic All-WAC awards. Several Lumberjack freshmen may also be added to list after they complete the requisite full academic year at the institution.

NAU had the most Academic All-WAC honorees among the nine swimming & diving conference members, as no other team had more than 13 selections. The Lumberjacks tied for the sixth best team GPA among all NCAA Division-I swimming & diving programs after totaling a program-record 3.51 team GPA following the Fall 2012 semester.

The team recorded a program-record 3.60 GPA during the fall semester while 10 student-athletes posted perfect 4.00 GPA's. To be eligible for Academic All-WAC honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

NAU Academic All-WAC Award Winners

Kristy Ardavanis, Sr.

Jordan Burnes, Jr.

Fi Connell, Sr.

Andrea Derflinger, Jr.

Ashani Gottlieb, Jr.

Alex Huff, So.

Alexis Juergens, So.

Emily Lewandowski, So.

Emma Lowther, Jr.

Kelsey Loy, Sr.

Meagan Morrison, So.

Rachel Palmer, Jr.

Becky Russell, Jr.

Stirling Smith, Jr.

Gwen Smithberg, Jr.

Jane Wakefield, Jr.

Caitlin Wright, So.