Cougs lead Pac-10 with 11 nominees.
March 12, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's women's swimming team sets high standards in the pool as well as in the classroom. The Cougars' had a staggering 11 honorees named to the 1997-98 Pac-10 All-Academic Team. Last season, WSU had five swimmers receive academic honors.
WSU tied with Arizona State for second most honorees. This impressive performance was just behind the University of California at Berkeley with 16 honorees.
Senior captain Tammy Coulter was named to the first team All-Academic team. The Poulsbo, Wash. native, is a Biology major and holds an overall grade-point average of 3.47. Coulter was named to the second team last season.
Receiving second team All-Academic honors this year, is junior Julie Thom (Portland, Ore.). The Kinesiology major holds a 3.62 GPA. Last year, Thom received honorable mention acknowledgment.
Others receiving honorable mention All-Academic status were juniors Jessica Chisholm (Concord, Calif.), Wendy Enderle (Port Angeles, Wash.), Liz Hohaia (Lacey, Wash.), Anna Hohmann (Wodonga, Australia), and Aimee Walters (Walla Walla, Wash.). Sophomores Gretchen Chambers (Stonyfell, Australia), Kelley Miedema (Cape, South Africa), Suzie Muirhead (Mukilteo, Wash.), and Eli Schmied (Woodinville, Wash.) rounded out the rest of the 11 Cougars honored.
1. CALIFORNIA 16
2. WASHINGTON STATE 11
2. ARIZONA STATE 11
4. UCLA 9
5. STANFORD 9
6. ARIZONA 5
7. SOUTHERN CAL 4
8. WASHINGTON 4
9. OREGON STATE 2
1997-98 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SWIMMING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
School Honorees 1. CALIFORNIA 16 2. WASHINGTON STATE 11 2. ARIZONA STATE 11 4. UCLA 9 5. STANFORD 9 6. ARIZONA 5 7. SOUTHERN CAL 4 8. WASHINGTON 4 9. OREGON STATE 2