Murphy Among D1 Swimmers Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

Today CoSIDA announced their Academic All-American Division 1 At-Large teams, and among the swimmers on the list is backstroke phenom Ryan Murphy. Murphy is joined by 20 other swimmers who made First, Second, or Third Team Academic All-American.

Swimming has by far the largest population on the short list with 21 names, followed by gymnastics with 12 athletes on the list, and tennis with a strong showing of 11.

The list is highlighted by two athletes who won the award for CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. On the women’s side, the award went to Lauren Beers, a gymnast from Alabama. Anton McKee, a swimmer also from Alabama, won the award for the men.

The women’s First Team list includes includes six swimmers, three of them maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Among these swimmers are Ellen Bradford, a swimmer for Navy who is studying engineering. Bradford was on the First Team list last year as well, and made Third Team in 2014. Danielle Galver of Kentucky and Sarah Gibson of Texas A&M also earned 4.0 GPAs in psychology/political science and biomedical engineering, respectively.

Anton Mckee earned a 4.0 GPA as a major in finance, and is joined by swimmer senior Nathan Lile from Gardner Webb who also earned a perfect GPA. The swimmers take up a large portion of the First Team list with 7, many of them multiple-time winners. Evan BaderCorey Bowersox, Ryan Murphy, Ty Stewart, and Connor Oslin are all returners to the Academic All-American List.

You can view the full list of honorees below:

Women’s Honorees

Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
First Team
Swimming Rachael Acker (2) (#) California Sr. Palo Alto, Calif. 3.96 French
Ice Hockey Shelby Amsley-Benzie (1) (#) North Dakota Sr. Warroad, Minn. 4 Chemical engineering
Gymnastics Lauren Beers (1) (*) Alabama Gr. Warren Center, Pa. 4 Sports management (G)
Field Hockey Lauren Blazing (1) ($) Duke Sr. Durham, N.C. 3.99 Cultural anthropology & political sci.
Swimming Ellen Bradford (1) (#) U.S. Naval Academy Sr. Knoxville, Tenn. 4 Honors systems engineering
Tennis Hayley Carter North Carolina Jr. Hilton Head, S.C. 3.92 Economics
Skiing Emilie Cedervärn New Mexico Sr. Falun, Sweden 4 Geography
Swimming Danielle Galyer Kentucky Jr. Greenville, S.C. 4 Psychology / political science
Swimming Sarah Gibson Texas A&M Jr. San Antonio, Texas 4 Biomedical engineering
Crew Rebecca Greenberg U.S. Naval Academy Sr. Horseheads, N.Y. 4 Systems engineering (Honors)
Gymnastics Breanna Hughes Utah Sr. Champlin, Minn. 3.96 Human development & family studies
Swimming Faith Johnson (3) Tennessee Sr. High Point, N.C. 3.94 Kinesiology
Gymnastics Lindsay Mable (3) Minnesota Sr. Aurora, Colo. 3.84 Elementary education
Beach Volleyball Mackenzie Phelps Grand Canyon Gr. Prescott, Ariz. 4 Accounting (MS)
Swimming Kelsi Worrell (2) Louisville Sr. Mt. Holly, N.J. 3.63 Exercise science
Swimming Natalie Beale Liberty Sr. Baltimore, Md. 4 Exercise science (pre-professional)
Crew Marissa Beene Oklahoma Sr. Tempe, Ariz. 4 Computer science
Swimming Rachel Bootsma California Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn. 3.41 Interdisciplinary studies
Ice Hockey Hannah Brandt (2) Minnesota Sr. Vadnais Heights, Minn. 3.59 Health & wellness
Gymnastics Mackenzie Brannan Alabama So. Austin, Texas 4 Psychology
Gymnastics Kailah Delaney Utah Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif. 3.88 Health, society & policy
Crew Kathleen Heinbach U.S. Naval Academy Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio 4 Computer engineering
Field Hockey Paula Heuser Albany Jr. Monchengladbach, Germany 3.83 Business administration
Fencing Adrienne Jarocki Harvard Jr. Middle Village, N.Y. 3.77 Human evolutionary biology
Tennis Maddie Johnson Drake Sr. Onalaska, Wis. 4 Psychology
Lacrosse Brooks Lawler James Madison Sr. Big Lake, Alaska 4 Anthropology
Field Hockey Stella Schoen Hofstra Jr. Hamburg, Germany 4 Economics
Beach Volleyball Katie Spieler Hawai’i Gr. Santa Barbara, Calif. 4 Accounting
Ice Hockey Lee Stecklein Minnesota Jr. Roseville, Minn. 3.85 Entrepreneurial management
Tennis Renee Villarreal Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Monterrey, Mexico 4 Finance
Tennis Breaunna Addison Texas Sr. Boca Raton, Fla. 3.31 Sport management
Gymnastics Nicole Artz Michigan Jr. Holland, Mich. 3.62 Elementary education
Gymnastics Lauren Feely Bowling Green State Jr. Gurnee, Ill. 4 Inclusive early childhood education
Rifle Elizabeth Gratz West Virginia So. Sigel, Ill. 4 Business management
Tennis Natalya Krutova Northwestern State Sr. Sevastopol, Ukraine 4 Biology
Bowling Janine Kuwahara Sam Houston State Jr. Davao City, Philippines 4 Accounting/economics
Diving Lauren Lamendola South Carolina Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.96 Exercise science
Golf Alessandra Liu William & Mary Sr. Cynwyd, Pa. 3.95 Kinesiology & health sciences
Gymnastics Alex McMurtry Florida So. Midlothian, Va. 4 Applied physiology/kinesiology & fitness
Crew Muriel Solberg Brown Sr. Rockford, Ill. 3.88 Chemistry/economics
Lacrosse Zoe Stukenberg Maryland Jr. Ellicott City, Md. 4 Biological sciences
Tennis Aldila Sutjiadi Kentucky Jr. Jakarta, Indonesia 4 Mathematical economics
Water Polo Ali Thomason Michigan Sr. San Rafael, Calif. 3.7 Neuroscience
Gymnastics Kayla Weber Western Michigan Sr. Canton, Mich. 4 Biomedical science
Swimming Samantha Wicks Boise State Sr. Anchorage, Alaska 3.94 Health science
Tennis Hannah Wille Cincinnati Sr. St. Louis, Mo. 4 Biology (pre-med)

Men’s Honorees

Sport Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
First Team
Tennis Rishab Agarwal (3) Mississippi State Jr. Hyderabad, India 4 Business administration
Swimming Evan Bader (3) Miami (Ohio) Sr. Oxford, Ohio 3.98 Chemical engineering/chemistry
Golf Stephen Behr (3) Clemson Gr. Florence, S.C. 3.92 Finance
Volleyball Christy Blough Ohio State Jr. Ontario, N.Y. 3.98 Biomedical engineering
Swimming Cory Bowersox (1) (#) Texas Sr. Fairfax, Va. 3.79 Mechanical engineering
Wrestling Nathan Burak Iowa Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo. 3.83 Health & human physiology
Volleyball Conrad Kaminski Stanford Sr. New Berlin, Wis. 3.58 Mechanical engineering
Wrestling Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. Belle Plaine, Minn. 3.97 Aerospace engineering
Swimming Nathan Lile Gardner-Webb Sr. Waynesville, N.C. 4 Computer science
Swimming Anton McKee (3) Alabama Jr. Hafnarfjörður, Iceland 4 Finance
Wrestling Nico Megaludis Penn State Sr. Murrysville, Pa. 3.51 Finance
Swimming Ryan Murphy (2) California Jr. Ponte Vedra, Fla. 3.54 Business administration
Swimming Connor Oslin (3) Alabama Jr. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.93 Pre-med
Swimming Ty Stewart (2) Georgia Sr. Hattiesburg, Miss. 3.99 English/cognitive science
Gymnastics Dennis Zaremski Stanford Sr. New York, N.Y. 3.92 Comparative literature
Skiing Endre Bjertness Utah Jr. Lommedalen, Norway 3.77 Civil engineering
Lacrosse Tyler Cook High Point Sr. Warrenville, Ill. 4 Psychology
Golf Jonathan DiIanni Elon Sr. Kernersville, N.C. 4 Finance
Swimming Eric Ebert Niagara Sr. Lewiston, N.Y. 4 Biology
Golf Martin Eriksson McNeese State Sr. Orebro, Sweden 3.96 Finance
Golf Forrest Gamble (2) Mississippi Sr. Birmingham, Ala. 3.97 Physics
Skiing Raleigh Goessling New Hampshire Sr. Esko, Minn. 4 Communication
Ice Hockey Soren Jonzzon Quinnipiac Gr. Mountain View, Calif. 3.94 Biomedical health sciences
Tennis Marko Krickovic Auburn Sr. Munich, Germany 4 Finance
Ice Hockey Zac Lynch Robert Morris (Pa.) Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.89 Manufacturing engineering
Water Polo Mihajlo Milicevic Southern California So. Belgrade, Serbia 3.77 Economics
Wrestling Ian Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr. Bakersfield, Calif. 3.91 Petroleum engineering
Gymnastics Emeric Quade Ohio State Sr. Tucson, Ariz. 3.89 Biochemistry
Wrestling Zain Retherford Penn State So. Benton, Pa. 3.72 Finance
Swimming Pavel Romanov Alabama Jr. Moscow, Russia 4 Economics
Swimming PJ Ransford Michigan So. Pittsford, N.Y. 4 Mechanical engineering
Swimming Ryan Bailey U.S. Naval Academy Jr. Boardman, Ohio 3.97 Operations research
Swimming Weston Christensen South Dakota State Jr. Pierre, S.D. 4 Civil engineering
Lacrosse Deemer Class Duke Sr. Baltimore, Md. 3.62 Sociology
Tennis Lucas Fumagalli U.S. Air Force Academy Jr. New Braunfels, Texas 3.81 Mechanical engineering
Golf JJ Grey Georgia State Sr. Kent, England 3.79 Psychology
Diving Dylan Grisell Florida State Jr. Toronto, Ontario 3.95 Biology
Ice Hockey Gabe Levin Denver Sr. Marina del Rey, Calif. 3.96 Finance
Lacrosse Dylan Molloy Brown Jr. Setauket. N.Y. 3.71 Business entrepreneurship
Wrestling Brett Pfarr Minnesota Jr. Le Sueur, Minn. 3.78 Agricultural & food business mgmt.
Rifle Ivan Roe Murray State So. Manhattan, Mont. 3.9 Biology/fisheries/aquatic bio
Tennis Robert Skolik Eastern Illinois Sr. Huntington, W.Va. 4 Biological sciences
Golf Trevor Torgerson Oral Roberts Sr. Buhler, Kan. 4 Biology
Gymnastics Connor Westrick U.S. Naval Academy Sr. Waterford, Wis. 3.93 Systems engineering (Honors)
Wrestling Michael Woulfe U.S. Naval Academy Sr. Oak Park, Ill. 3.92 Physics

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6 years ago

Really great to see some very difficult degrees being pursued by a lot of these swimmers. Some really incredible accomplishments on top of a very demanding athletic schedule. Great job!

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