MWC Announces Academic Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Mountain West Conference announced the 2001 Academic All-Conference team for men's and women's swimming and diving on July 17, 2001. BYU led the way with 34 honorees being named to the team. Ten of those were repeat selections to the team, including All-American diver Aaron Russell.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor to the team. A total of 146 student-athletes earned MWC academic honors in 2000-01, including 86 women and 60 men. Following BYU was Air Force with 27, UNLV with 24, Wyoming with 17, Colorado State with 15, New Mexico with 13, Utah with 12 and San Diego State with four. Sixty-six student-athletes earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second straight year.

Following is BYU's list of the 2001 Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections grouped alphabetically (*notes repeat selection).

Men's Swimming & Diving Academic All-MWC Team

Name Class GPA Major

Christian Armstrong Freshman 3.74 Zoology

William Betz Sophomore 3.42 Undeclared

*Jay Buys Junior 3.72 Exercise Science

Robert Costello Freshman 3.46 Undeclared

Alexander Denke Senior 3.24 English

Sean Moore Senior 3.67 Accounting

Rob Morris Senior 3.46 Law

Christopher Johnson Sophomore 3.86 Psychology

*Joshua Johnston Sophomore 3.09 Chemical Engineering

David Larson Freshman 3.06 Undeclared

Terrence Lim Freshman 3.91 Economics

Ryan Mullen Freshman 4.00 Chemical Engineering

Michael Mullen Sophomore 3.03 Management

*Aaron Russell Sophomore 3.53 Undeclared

*C. Farr Smith Senior 3.19 Communications

*Gary Tan Sophomore 3.07 Management

Nathan Tobler Sophomore 3.37 Undeclared

Justin Wilcock Sophomore 3.73 Horticulture

Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-MWC Team

Name Class GPA Major

Shaela Anderson Freshman 3.76 Undeclared

Melissa Belliston Senior 3.02 Recreation Mgmt/Youth Ldrshp

Tessa Dahl Freshman 3.20 Undeclared

Kristi Egan Freshman 3.37 Undeclared

*Kelli Einfeldt Sophomore 3.48 Undeclared

Monica Ferrell Freshman 3.74 Civil Engineering

*Amanda Grant Sophomore 3.97 Undeclared

Lyndall Juvan Freshman 3.02 Undeclared

Jamie Lambert Freshman 3.52 Physical Education

Jacqueline Laurel Sophomore 3.52 English Teaching

*Heidi Lietz Sophomore 3.61 Marriage/Family/Human Dev.

*Amy Lueken Junior 3.60 Physical Education

Hana Majaj Freshman 3.53 Undeclared

Sonrisa Oles Sophomore 3.20 Undeclared

*Jennifer Teerlink Senior 3.08 Geology

Anya Tutunnikova Senior 3.43 Communications

(*notes repeat selection)