Lindsay Looney Named 2024 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year

by SwimSwam 2

March 04th, 2024 College, News, Pac-12

Courtesy: Pac-12

Arizona State graduate student Lindsay Looney was named the 2023-24 Women’s Swimming/Diving Scholar Athlete of the Year on Saturday. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

A 5th-year swimmer out of Denison Texas, Looney completed her undergraduate studies in 2023 with a BS in Family and Human Development achieving a cumulative 3.92 GPA. In her postgraduate studies, Looney has worked towards a Masters of Science in the same field, recording a perfect 4.0 GPA. Her academic prowess led her to a CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American honor (2022-23) and one of eight Sun Devils named High Academic Achievers last year.

A decorated Pac-12 athlete, Looney won her first pair of titles in 2023, taking home first in the 500 Free (4:38.29) and 200 Fly (1:52.68), becoming the first Sun Devil in history to earn the title in the latter event. The then-senior secured her second career third-place podium finish in the 800 Freestyle earlier in the Championship. On the National Collegiate level, Looney placed a career-high fourth in the 200 Fly (1:52.25) and set a new Sun Devil program record. She went on to take home 13th in the 500 Free securing two CSCAA All-American 2nd Team honors.

At the 2024 Pac-12s, Looney captured her second 500 Free title with the fastest time in the conference this season (4:35.05) and secured a third-place finish in the 800 free relay.

Looney is set to graduate in Spring of 2024 with her Master’s Degree.

In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletics accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in voting for the award.

A Scholar-Athlete of the Year is named annually in each of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. The award was first established during the 2007-08 academic year.

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Swimmer I.M
1 month ago

Congrats!!

mds
1 month ago

Congratulations, Lindsay, for this well deserved acknowledgment of your all around accomplishments. It is appreciated and proper that she was selected, but the article was clearly written by a non-swimming fan.

As to her 2024 meet performances, the writer listed her winning 500 free (properly) and being part of a third place relay finish. It failed to mention her 2nd place ASU school record swim in her best event, the 200 Butterfly.

Considering that Lindsay is best known across the swimming community for making the US World Chamionship Team in 2023 for Fukuoka in the 200 Butterfly, it is somewhat off-putting to see her leg on a 3rd place relay mentioned but not her PB in an event where she… Read more »