Swimmers, divers earn academic accolades

BY DI STAFF | JULY 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned prestigious academic awards on Thursday, according to a release.

The women's team was named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division-I Academic All-America team for spring 2011. The Hawkeyes posted a team grade point average of 3.22, which good enough to be the 74th-ranked team in the country.

Divers Deidre Freeman and Veronica Rydze earned individual Scholar All-America honors.

Swimmers Katarina Tour and Caitie Polz joined men's team members Manuel Belzer, Sean Hagan, Kyle Noser, and Donny Warren as individual Honorable Mention Academic All-Americans.

The announcement came a week after the Big Ten named four members of the Iowa swimming and diving program to its list of Distinguished Scholars. Hagan earned the award for the men's team, and the women were represented by Anna Flessner, Sarah Galvin, and Kelsie Nebauer.

Flessner and Galvin notched perfect 4.0 GPAs in the 2010-11 academic year.

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