Seventeen Hawkeyes Named Academic All-Big Ten

March 28, 2008

IOWA CITY — Seventeen University of Iowa swimming and diving student-athletes have been named to the 2008 Big Ten winter Academic all-Conference team. Those Hawkeyes totaled nearly half of Iowa’s 35 winter honorees, which also included the sports of women’s basketball (4), men’s gymnastics (3), women’s gymnastics (5) and wrestling (6).

Senior swimmer Andrej Lenert was one of at least five Big TEn winter student-athletes to post a 4.0 grade-point average.

“We’re proud of the 17 mens and womens swimmers and divers who’ve been honored as Academic all-Big Ten,” said Hawkeye Head Coach Marc Long. “It proves how hard working and dedicated these student-athletes are in and out of the pool. We’re excited for their future academic and athletic contributions to the University of Iowa and beyond.”

To be eligible for academic all-Big Ten, student-athletes must be letterwinners and be in at least their second academic year at the institution. They must also carry a career grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Julie deBruin – So. – Pre-Business/Communication Studies – Naperville, IL
Drew DeLashmutt – Jr. – Accounting – Omaha, NE
Brian Farris – So. – Interdepartmental Studies – Normal, IL
Julie Feingold – So. – Communication Studies – Munster, IN
Deidre Freeman – So. – Religious Studies/African-American Studies – Grinnell, IA
Alison Gschwend – Jr. – Health & Sports Studies/Psychology – Champaign, IL
Stacia Johns – So. – Political Science/Spanish – Williamsburg, IL
Nathan Keeling – Sr. – Management – Baraboo, WI
Hilary Leigh – So. – Communication Studies – Lake Forest, IL
Andrej Lenert – Sr. – Mechanical Engineering – Iowa City, IA
Katie Michelau – So. – Pre-Business – Mundelein, IL
Andy Miner – Jr. – Science Education – Rockford, IL
Jacob Moore – Jr. – Management – Belvidere, IL
Laura Mozdzen – So. – Engineering – Gilbert, AZ
Matt Ryan – So. – Physics – Dunlap, IL
Meghan Sievertsen – Jr. – Interdepartmental Studies – Cedar Rapids, IA
Nicki Wex – So. – Pre-Medicine – Nashotah, WI

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