16 BYU Swim/Dive Athletes Earn MPSF Academic All-Conference

Press Release courtesy of BYU Athletics

Sixteen BYU swimmers and divers were awarded 2017-2018 Academic All-Conference from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

“We have always been one of the top schools in the conference for Academic All-MPSF awards,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “With all of the different places we trained this season and the time it took away from the athletes’ studies, this is quite an accomplishment.”

To qualify, athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore academically, have completed one full academic year prior to the 2017-2018 season and competed in 50 percent or more of the competitive swim and dive season.

The BYU swim and dive athletes who earned Academic All-Conference for the 2018-2017 season include:

Name GPA Year Events Hometown/Last School
Evan Berger 3.27 Sophomore Free, Fly Grand Blanc, MI/Grand Blanc HS
Matt Denkers 3.92 Senior Diving Fisher, IN/Fishers HS
David Harlan 3.47 Senior Free Houston, TX/James E. Taylor HS
Preston Jenkins 3.61 Senior IM, Back, Free Jacksonville,FL/The Bolles School
John Morris 3.68 Sophomore Free, Breast, IM Springville,UT/Springville HS
Levi Jensen 3.14 Sophomore Breast, IM Casper,WY/Kelly Walsh HS
Nathan Rogers 3.50 Junior IM, Free, Breast Evans, GA/Evans HS
James Sorensen 3.25 Sophomore Free Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline HS
Luis Ventura 3.32 Senior Free, Fly Leon,MX/Tecnologico de Monterrey

Name GPA Year Events Hometown/Last School
Natalie Bennion 3.73 Senior Free, Fly Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline HS
Haley Bertoldo 3.36 Junior Fly, Back Pueblo West, CO/Pueblo West HS
Casey Cunningham 3.79 Sophomore Free, Fly Ladera Ranch, CA/ Saddleback Valley Christian
Morgan Mellow 3.79 Sophomore Diving Mesa,AZ/Deseret Ridge HS
Kelly Hatanaka 3.14 Junior IM, Back Loveland, CO/Loveland HS
Emma Richards Lythgoe 3.31 Senior IM, Back Scottsdale,AZ/Horizon HS
Ellie Thornbrue Brinton 3.49 Junior Free, Fly Hillsboro,OR/Century HS

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