Swimming and Diving earn 39 combined Academic All-MWC honors

Junior swimmer Jamie Lambert was one of 125 Cougars to be named Academic All-MWC for the 2002-03 season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The men's and women's swimming and diving teams had 39 student-athletes named Academic All-MWC for the 2002-03 season.

BYU led the Mountain West Conference having 125 student-athletes named Academic All-Mountain West out of the 622 honored during the spring semester.

To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at BYU while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Twenty athletes were named from the men's swimming and diving team and 19 were named from the women's team.

The Cougar men finished No. 2 academically in the nation with a team GPA of 3.35. It is the third time in five years that the Cougars have finished in the top five, including a No. 1 finish in 2000.

The women's team has managed to earn CSCAA All-American Academic Team honors every year but twice since 1986.

Spring 2003 Swimming and Diving All-MWC Academic Awards

Men's Divers:

Beardall, Justin Junior Information Technology

Randall, Scott Sophomore Electrical Engineering

Russell, Aaron Grad Portuguese

Trost, Landon Senior Exercise Science

Men's Swimmers:

Anderson, Zachary Freshman Undeclared

Bekker, James Sophomore Undeclared

Balliston, Randy Junior Finance

Betz, William Senior Management

Carpenter, Kenneth Sophomore Management

Ferrell, John Freshman Civil Engineering

Johnson, Christopher Senior Psychology

Lim, Terence Junior Finance

Price, Travis Freshman Undeclared

Scott, Austin Senior Management

Ware, Adam Junior Management

Yabe, Diogo Sophomore Pre Athletic Training

Women's Divers:

Campbell, Ashley Freshman Elementary Education

Dahl, Tessa Junior Early Childhood Education

Einfeldt, Kelli Senior Physics

Low, Aubrey Freshman Undeclared

Routsong, Rachelle Junior Health Sciences

Women's Swimmers:

Egan, Kristi Junior Psychology

Ferrell, Monica Junior Civil Engineering

Garrick, Amy Sophomore Chemistry

Grant, Amanda Senior Political Science

Grant, Melanie Sophomore Political Science

Juvan, Lyndall Junior Elementary Education

Kemp, Melissa Sophomore Biology

Lambert, Jamie Junior Fitness & Wellness Management

Majaj, Hana Junior Management

Merrell, Aubrey Freshman Undeclared

Nelson, Julie Freshman Undeclared

Pedersen, Rebecca Freshman Undeclared

Schlup, Natasha Freshman Undeclared

Vandenberghe, Diane Sophomore Zoology