Wyoming Swimming Receives CSCAA Scholar All-America Awards
July 11, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming swimming team continues to receive postseason awards, as the Cowgirl team earned a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honor and four individual swimmers received the Scholar All-America awards. The Cowgirl team earned the honor with a grade-point average of 3.02. Brandon Fischer earned Scholar All-America honor, while Trevor LeValley, Jayce Calhoon and Morgan Hartigan earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors.
For a team to be named a CSCAA Scholar All-America, it must achieve a team GPA of 3.0 or better. For an individual to receive the All-America the student-athlete must have a 3.0 GPA as well as an NCAA `A' qualifying time. To be an Honorable Mention Scholar All-America the student-athlete must have a 3.0 GPA and an NCAA `B' qualifying time.
"I am proud of the kids for consistently being on this list," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "To me, this is a big deal. Individually, this is the most kids I can remember having on this list. It goes to show in our program that you can be both academically and athletically successful."
Fischer, a native of Livermore, Calif., earned his first Scholar All-America honor with a 3.8 GPA during the 2011-12 season. Academically, Fischer was also named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Academic All-Conference team. He recently competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials posting personal-best times in the 100-and 200-meter breaststroke.
LeValley, a product of Lake Stevens, Wash., achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA majoring in chemical engineering and was awarded NSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors. LeValley was also an Academic All-MPSF and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honoree. He also swam for UW in the Olympic Trials swimming a personal-best time in the 400 individual medley.
Calhoon, hailing from Sweet Home, Ore., also earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors for finishing the academic year with a 3.57 GPA. Like LeValley and Fischer, Calhoon also earned Academic All-MPSF honors. Calhoon recently swam in the Olympic Trials in the 200-meter backstroke.
Hartigan, a homegrown Wyoming product from Cheyenne, earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors with a 4.0 GPA in kinesiology and health promotion. Hartigan earned an NCAA `B' cut time in the 100-yard breaststroke. She also was a member of the UW contingent to compete at the Olympic Trials racing in the 100-meter breaststroke.
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