Three Bruins Receive Pac-10 All-Academic Accolade

March 25, 2004

The Pacific-10 Conference announced the All-Academic Team in women's swimming & diving today. Juniors Kim Scarborough and Janine Strack were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team and senior Kristen Lewis was named to the second team. To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

Kim Scarborough is a communication studies major with a 3.76 GPA. She is the school record holder in the 400-yard Individual Medley at 4:15.49 and 400m Individual Medley at 4:44.18. Both records were set this season. She was a NCAA Championships qualifier in the 200m IM, 400m IM and 200m Back. It is her first Pac-10 Academic honor.

Janine Strack is a psychology major with a 3.62 GPA. At the Pac-10 Diving Championships, she was the top Bruin scorer on platform, finishing sixth with a score of 367.40. She finished eighth on three-meter (403.30) and 13th on one-meter (228.75). At the NCAA Zone E Championships, she finished 11th on one-meter (435.40), 11th on platform (322.85) and 16th on one-meter (439.50). This is her second Pac-10 All-Academic honor. Last year, she was named to the second team.

Kristen Lewis is a sociology major with a 3.62 GPA. She is a four-time All-American, three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and 2004 Olympic Trials qualifier. At the 2004 NCAA Championships, she swam lifetime bests of 59.61 in the 100m Fly and 2:10.56 in the 200m Fly, receiving All-America honors in both events. This is her third Pac-10 All-Academic second-team honor.

The following Bruins received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention: Kendall Butler, Sara Clark, Cathy Coler, Lindsay Smart, Malin Svahnstrom, Krissy Tinney and Naoko Watanabe.

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