Eleven Women's Swimmers Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Led by distance freestylers Caitlin Lee and Lacey Buck, a total of 11 members of Cal Poly's women's swimming and diving team were named to the 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Team on Thursday.
Lee is a senior with a 3.868 grade-point average, majoring in kinesiology, while Buck (pictured above) is a junior with a 3.809 grade-point average in English. Buck became Cal Poly's first MPSF individual champion with a victory in the 1,650 freestyle last February.
Three other seniors were named to the MPSF All-Academic team -- journalism major Carly Rowan, business administration major Melody White and biochemistry major Danielle Coville.
The list also includes juniors Katrina Anderson (kinesiology), Amy Morales (nutrition) and Camille Duckett (graphic communications) and sophomores Angela Haven (kinesiology), Taylor Spivey (architecture) and Vanessa Pollitt (liberal studies).
In their first season in the conference after more than a decade in the Big West Conference, the Mustangs, coached by Tom Milich, finished third in the MPSF Championships at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach.
To earn MPSF All-Academic honors, student-athletes must achieve at least a 3.00 grade-point average, be a sophomore academically, complete one full academic year at her institution prior to the season of competition and compete in 50 percent or more of the team's meets.
The MPSF for women's swimming also includes Cal State Bakersfield, Loyola Marymount, Northern Colorado, Seattle, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Pacific and San Diego.