Two Wyoming Swimmers Named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans

July 28, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America has recognized two University of Wyoming swimmers for their accomplishments in the classroom during this past school year. Lesley Young and Alex Larkin were named Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans for 2009.

The Cowboy swimming and diving team was also recognized by the CSCAA and was named as a Scholar All-American Team for the 2009 Spring semester.

"I am very pleased that we continued the success in the pool and in the classroom this past season," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "It is very important to our program that we continue to do that."

Young, a native of Turlock, Calif., was the Mountain West Conference champion in the 100 breaststroke this past season. She earned MWC All-Conference as well as MWC Scholar Athlete Award in 2008-09. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and holds a 3.53 grade point average.

Larkin, a native of Bend, Ore., earned MWC All-Conference last season in the 200 breaststroke after finishing third in that event at the MWC Championships. He also was named Academic All-Conference four consecutive years. Larkin held a 3.31 grade point average in architectural engineering.

"Lesley and Alex have combined academic and athletic success together and it's a testament to their hard work. Lesley is the first Cowgirl to receive this award twice. Alex has had a great career and committed to both being successful in the pool and classroom," said Johnson.

A total of 58 men's swimming teams earned Academic All-America for the 2009 Spring semester. To qualify for the honor, a swimming team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. For the 2009 Spring semester the Cowboys achieved a 3.09 GPA.