May 23, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Aimee Stinson and Tyler Miller, both juniors on the UW swimming and diving team, were named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII as presented by CoSIDA on Friday. Both student-athletes earned their spot on the at-large team which represents the sports of swimming, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling and gymnastics among others.
With these honors, the UW swimming and diving team continues a tradition of academic excellence. In fact, over the past three years, eight UW swimmers and divers have earned All-District VII honors from ESPN the Magazine and CoSIDA.
For Stinson, a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, this marks the second consecutive year that she has earned First Team All-District VII honors. This past season, Stinson was the Mountain West Conference Champion in the 1650 freestyle and the conference's runner-up in the 500 freestyle. In her career, she has earned First Team All-MWC honors seven times. At the 2008 MWC Championships, she set the Wyoming record in four individual and two relay events. Stinson carries a 3.86 grade point average and is majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in earth and space science. She has also been an Academic All-MWC selection and an MWC Scholar Athlete every year of her career.
For Miller, a Greeley, Colo. native, this marks the first time in his career that he has earned Academic All-District VII honors. During the 2007-08 season, Miller helped lead the Cowboy divers to a tremendous season and to the most team points in the MWC at the conference championship meet. Individually, Miller earned All-MWC honors in all three diving events. He placed third in both one-meter and platform and fifth in three-meter at the conference championships. He qualified for the NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championships where he was the highest finisher from the MWC in both springboard events. During his career, he has earned First Team All-MWC four times. Miller, a geology major, carries a 3.89 grade point average. He has also earned Academic All-MWC honors and has been named a conference scholar athlete every year of his career.
Both Stinson and Miller are now included on the Academic All-America ballot which will be voted on in the middle of June.
The ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District team is a part of the Academic All-America program. Student-athletes are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA District VII is made up of the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.