Oct. 2, 2006
Thirteen ASU swimmers and divers have been named Academic All-America honorees by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2005-06 season, highlighted by four first-team selections.
Caitlin Andrew (San Antonio, Texas) led the way for the Sun Devils, posting a 4.19 grade-point average (GPA), the highest by any men's or women's swimmer or diver in the nation last season. Joining Andrew is Amy Konowalik (Derby, England), who submitted a 3.69 GPA while studying Biochemistry during her first season at ASU. As a team, ASU's women's swimmers and divers recorded a 3.33 GPA last season.
Arizona State's women's swimming and diving team showcased six CSCAA Individual Honorable Mention Academic All-Americans, including Christine Creek (Simi Valley, Calif.), Sarah Fischer (Boulder, Colo.), Kathryn Hennessy (Kansas City, Mo.), Heidi Schmidt (Visalia, Calif.), Sandra Steffensen (Treeleborg, Sweden) and Laura Ullrich (Centreville, Va.).
ASU's men's swimming and diving team produced five CSCAA Individual Academic All-Americans, including two first-team honorees.
Lucas Azevedo (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) earned first-team honors, posting a 3.88 GPA in pre-business, the fifth-highest grade point average in the nation by a men's swimmer for 2005-06. In addition to Azevedo, diver Brant Bingham (Mesa, Ariz.) earned first-team honors after submitting a 3.58 GPA as an Interdisciplinary Studies major.
ASU's men's swimming and diving squad also landed three CSCAA Individual Honorable Mention Academic All-America honorees, including Richie Crowder (Los Gatos, Calif.), Leo Martins (Garanhuns-PE, Brazil) and Marcus Titus (Tucson, Ariz.).
Andrew, Azevedo, Creek, Fischer and Konowalik all return for the 2006-07 season, which kicked off with the team's annual alumni meet at ASU's Mona Plummer Aquatics Complex on Sept. 30.