W&L SWIMMING GARNERS ACADEMIC HONORS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The College Swimming Coaches
Association of America (CSCAA) released its 2005 Spring Academic All-America
Teams on Wednesday and Washington and Lee was well represented. The women
led the nation with a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.59, while the
men totaled a 3.33 GPA to finish 12th in the nation.
The women finished tied with Macalester for top honors,
while MIT was first among the men with a team GPA of 3.51. Additionally,
senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) garnered First
Team Academic All-America honors, while junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte,
N.C./South Mecklenburg) was named Honorable Mention Academic All-American.
Colby, who was named an Honorable Mention Academic All-American
last season, finished the spring semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In the
pool, he received Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 100-yard
butterfly and earned First Team All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors
for the second straight season. Colby finished his career with school
records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard medley relay.
Barrineau was named to the honorable mention team after
posting a 3.67 GPA in the spring semester. He also captured First Team
All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors for the second consecutive year.
Barrineau posted the team's top times in the 500, 1000, and 1650-yard
freestyle events and swam an NCAA "B" cut time in the 1650-yard
The Washington and Lee men's team posted a 6-2 dual meet
record and captured their second straight Bluegrass Mountain Conference
Championship. The W&L women's squad went 8-6 and claimed its 12th
consecutive ODAC Championship.
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