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Thirty-four BYU swimmers and divers named MPSF All-Academic

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – Thirty-four BYU swimmers and divers were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team Friday afternoon.

The Cougars topped all other MPSF teams, with 14 earning the award from the men's side and 20 from the women's team.

Matt DenkersKevin DreesenKent FellowsDavid HarlanNathan HendersonPreston JenkinsRainer NgStephen RichardsSeth RussellChad SorensenScott SorensenTrayton SpethJordan Tuckfield and Luis Ventura gained the honor from the men's team.

Natalie BennionRiley MerrillSarah BushnellAnna DahlSydney DahlBrenna DicksonAlora FoliakiEmily HarrisShelby JohnsonErica LienhardSamantha LingenbrinkAllison McCormickVanessa MoffattLillian MooreEmma RichardsHanna SkaggsAlexandria SorensenAshlee SpindlerAli Tippetts-Kottcamp and Emily To'o were honored from the women's team.

To be eligible for the All-Academic honor, athletes must have earned a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average, be at least an academic sophomore, have completed one full academic year at the institution and have competed in 50 percent of swim or dive competition.

Men's team

Name GPA Year
Matt Denkers 3.94 Sophomore
Kevin Dreesen 3.42 Junior
Kent Fellows 3.91 Sophomore
David Harlan 3.49 Sophomore
Nathan Henderson 3.19 Senior
Preston Jenkins 3.65 Sophomore
Rainer Ng 3.65 Junior
Stephen Richards 3.77 Senior
Seth Russell 3.81 Junior
Chad Sorensen 3.86 Senior
Scott Sorensen 3.90 Sophomore
Trayton Speth 3.24 Sophomore
Jordan Tuckfield 3.13 Junior
Luis Ventura 3.13 Sophomore

Women's team

Name GPA Year
Natalie Bennion 3.68 Sophomore
Riley Merrill 3.68 Junior
Sarah Bushnell 3.60 Sophomore
Anna Dahl 3.46 Sophomore
Sydney Dahl 3.04 Sophomore
Brenna Dickson 3.38 Sophomore
Alora Foliaki 3.25 Sophomore
Emily Harris 3.88 Junior
Shelby Johnson 3.27 Sophomore
Erica Lienhard 3.24 Junior
Samantha Lingenbrink 3.68 Sophomore
Allison McCormick 3.75 Junior
Vanessa Moffatt 3.36 Sophomore
Lillian Moore 3.67 Sophomore
Emma Richards 3.49 Sophomore
Hanna Skaggs 3.47 Junior
Alexandria Sorensen 3.99 Senior
Ashlee Spindler 3.29 Junior
Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp 3.89 Senior
Emily To'o 3.23 Sophomore

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