Women's Swim Squad Named Academic All-America Team
State College, Pa., August 22, 2000 - The Penn State women's swimming and diving team has been selected as an Academic All-America Swimming Team for the Winter/Spring Semester of 1999 by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
The honor marks the 11th consecutive season that the Nittany Lion women have been recognized with All-America status.
Penn State, which was one of 48 Division I women's programs to be selected, was granted "Excellent" status by the CSCAA for maintaining a team grade point average of 3.12 for the Winter/Spring Semester.
Individually, Penn State boasted the second-highest amount of All-America selections with six. Tasha Kulka (State College, Pa.) and Katie Anderson (Somerset, N.J.) led the Lions with a 3.93 GPA during Winter/Spring Semester. Kelli Keane (Library, Pa.), Jenna Lopano (Nazareth, Pa.), Sarah Jay (Paris, Ontario) and Megan Smith (Telford, Pa.) rounded out the Lions' All-America honorees.
"This recognition is a great credit to our young ladies work ethic in both the classroom and the pool," Penn State head coach Bill Dorenkott said. "This reinforces what we have been saying to prospective student-athletes, which is that Penn State offers on of the strongest academic-athletic combinations in the country."