April 16, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior Jill Olson and juniors Theresa Dunn and Sasha Taylor earned Pacific-10 Conference First Team All-Academic honors, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday. The three WSU swimmers to receive first team honors marks the most to receive the honor in WSU swimming history.
Olson, a native of Seattle, complied a grade-point average of 3.68 while majoring in accounting. She recorded an 18th-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle at the Pac-10 Championships this season, an event in which she holds second place on WSU's all-time list. Olson also holds the school record in the 1,000 freestyle and sixth all-time in the 500 freestyle. This marks the third consecutive year she has been named to the Pac-10 first team. Olson is the only WSU swimmer to receive the honors three consecutive years.
Dunn has carried a 3.84 GPA and is pursuing a major in business administration and finance. The native of Morgan Hill, Calif., placed 27th in the 100 backstroke and 29th in the 200 backstroke at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships. This is the second straight year Dunn as been named to the Pac-10 first team.
Sophomore Lisa Irwin garnered All-Academic Second Team honors.
Irwin, a team co-captain this season, maintains a GPA of 3.73 and is yet to declare her major. This is the first year Irwin has been awarded a Pac-10 academic honor.
Other Cougar honorees include seniors Becca Cohen (Portland, Ore.), Sara Schmied (Woodinville) and Lindsay Henahan (Rochester, N.Y.) and junior Nicole Chinn (Seattle), who all earned honorable mentions.
To be eligible for the Pac-10 All-Academic team athletes must have a class standing of sophomore or older, have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and be either a starter or significant substitute.
HISTORY OF WASHINGTON STATE PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC SWIMMING First Team: 2003: Theresa Dunn, 3.84, Business Administration/Finance Jill Olson, 3.68, Accounting Sasha Taylor, 3.60, Biology Education 2002: Theresa Dunn, 3.94 GPA, Pre-Law Jill Olson, 3.74 GPA, Accounting 2001: Jill Olson, 3.85 GPA, Accounting 2000: Kelley Miedema, 3.42 GPA, Zoology (Pre-Med) Eli Schmied, 3.69 GPA, Zoology (Pre-Med) 1998: Tammy Coulter, 3.47 GPA, Biology 1997: Rachel Hawley, 3.94 GPA, Zoology 1995: Terry Campbell, 3.63 GPA, Biology Lisa McAndrew, 3.64 GPA, Education
Second Team: 2003: Lisa Irwin, 3.73, Undeclared 2002: Katie Byrnes, 3.74 GPA, Undeclared Rachel Dong, 3.59 GPA, Movement Studies Melissa Hubley, 3.40 GPA, Sociology 2001: Melissa Hubley, 3.40 GPA, Psychology 2000: Gretchen Chambers, 3.32 GPA, Psychology 1999: Anna Hohmann, 3.26 GPA, Accounting Julie Thom, 3.53 GPA, Kinesiology 1998: Julie Thom, 3.62 GPA, Kinesiology 1997: Tammy Coulter, 3.51 GPA, Pre-Med Amber Hanley, 3.48 GPA, Biology 1996: Teri Campbell, 3.61 GPA, Biology Kristi Dougherty, 3.92 GPA, Education Amber Hanley, 3.44 GPA, Biology Rachel Hawley, 3.93 GPA, Zoology 1995: Rachel Hawley, 3.89 GPA, Zoology Jenny Widell, 3.53 GPA, Biology 1993: Anjanette Wong, 3.55 GPA, Biology 1992: Anjanette Wong, 3.53 GPA, Biology 1991: Karen Kennedy, 3.66 GPA, Elementary Education Anjanette Wong, 3.59 GPA, Biology
Honorable Mention: 2003: Nicole Chinn, Becca Cohen, Lindsay Henahan, Sara Schmied 2002: Nicole Chinn, Rebecca Cohen, Sara Schmied, Sasha Taylor 2001: Carrie Breed, Rachelle Carano, Rebecca Cohen, Lindsay Henahan, Sara Schmied 2000: Suzie Muirhead 1999: Carrie Breed, Gretchen Chambers, Jessica Chisholm, Wendy Enderle, Sarah Ewan, Katie Keller, Kelley Miedema, Suzie Muirhead, Eli Schmied, Aimee Walters 1998: Jessica Chisholm, Wendy Enderle, Liz Hohaia, Anna Hohmann, Aimee Walters, Gretchen Chambers, Kelley Miedema, Suzie Muirhead, Eli Schmied 1997: Julie Thom, Aimee Walters 1996: Jodie Codding, Tammy Coulter, Raina Fromm, Melinda Griffiths 1995: Christie Blumenstein, Jonna Gaustad, Amber Hanley 1994: Jessica Adolphson, Tracy Adolphson, Terri Campbell, Jonna Gaustad, Jennifer Widell 1993: Jessica Adolphson, Jonna Gaustad, Kealy Kurdy, Jennifer Larson, Lisa McAndrew,Kimberly Taylor, Jennifer Widell 1992: Jessica Adolphson, Linda Dobbels, Kealy Kurdy, Jennifer Larson, Kim Taylor, Jenny Widell 1991: Linda Dobbels, Shannon Eddy, Kealy Kurdy, Minica Lane, Kimberly Taylor, Imka Freyman