July 14, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
After receiving the Team Scholar All-America award last week, six University of Wyoming individuals earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors. Senior Morgan Hartigan earned First Team Scholar All-America. Cowboy seniors Jayce Calhoon, Ethan Griffel and junior Jordan Turner earned Honorable Mention honors. Cowgirl sophomore Molly Coonce and freshman Abby Sullivan also earned a spot on the Honorable Mention squad.
“The number of honorees keeps growing and it is great to see. It is not easy to do,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “Our kids are so committed academically and athletically, it is very special.”
Hartigan, a native of Cheyenne, Wyo., added First Team Scholar All-America honors after she was an Honorable Mention Scholar All-American last season. She recorded a 3.69 GPA in elementary education. She also earned All-MW Academic and Scholar-Athlete honors. In the pool, Hartigan qualified for the NCAA Championships and earned All-MW accolades in three events and one relay.
Coonce, a sophomore from Batavia, Ill., earned Honorable Mention Scholar All-America for the first time in her career. She posted a 3.63 GPA in elementary education. Coonce also garnered All-MW Academic and Scholar-Athlete honors. During the swimming campaign she earned All-MW in 100 butterfly and breaststroke.
Sullivan, a native of Olympia, Wash., recorded a 3.76 GPA in criminal justice in her first season with the Cowgirls. She earned All-MW Academic and Scholar-Athlete honors. In the pool, she earned All-MW honors in the 200 backstroke.
Calhoon, hailing from Sweet Home, Ore., earned his third Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honor. He carried a 3.55 GPA in animal and veterinary science. Calhoon was also a named to the Academic All-Western Athletic Conference team. He closed out his career in the pool with First Team All-WAC honors in the 100 and 200 backstroke.
Griffel, a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was selected to the Honorable Mention Scholar All-American for the second time in his career. He recorded a 3.54 GPA concentrating in kinesiology and health promotion. Griffel earned All-WAC in three events and highlighted his final season by finishing third in the 200 freestyle at the WAC Championship.
Turner, from Marietta, Ga., earned his second career Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honor. He had a 3.51 GPA in astronomy. Turner earned Second Team All-WAC honors in the 200 and 400 individual medley.
The Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a cumulative, or term grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the academic term coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CCCAA Swimming and Diving Championships and have qualified for and competed at the Championship.
The Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, or cumulative average, and have achieved a "B" time standard but did not qualify or compete in their respective national championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.