Brittany Davis (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
The Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named Brittany Davis and Zachary Anderson to its annual academic All-American list after both swimmers posted noteworthy seasons in the pool and in the classroom. The requirements of the award are a qualifying time for the NCAA Championships while maintaining a 3.5 G.P.A.
Davis swam an incredible freshman campaign with 11 individual wins, including a record-breaking time in the 200-meter backstroke at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Davis swam the event with an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 1:58.00. She has also been able to keep up in the classroom, having posted a G.P.A. of 3.59 in her first year at BYU.
Anderson made a big splash at the Mountain West Conference Championships placing in the top-three of three different events. Anderson placed second in the 200 and 1650-meter freestyle and captured an individual title in the 500-meter freestyle with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:25.40. Anderson competed well in the academic side of life at BYU earning a 3.86 G.P.A. after his sophomore season.