Three Women's Swimmers Named Academic All-American
TOWSON, Md. – Asbury University women’s swimming placed three on the Capitol One Academic All-American list as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Monday. Junior Ruth Klein led the way, being named to the 2nd team as senior Ranay Ray and junior Rebecca Landry were named to the 3rd team.
Klein (Greensboro, N.C.) is an accounting major with a 3.92 G.P.A. She competed at the NAIA National Championship Meet in the 50 and 100-freestyle events as well as a member of the 200-freestyle relay team that placed ninth. Klein placed 10th in the 100-freestyle and 11th in the 50-freestyle events at the Appalachian Swim Conference Meet.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men’s and women’s at-large teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. The at-large team for the Capital One Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.
A social work major with a 3.80 G.P.A., Landry (Boone, N.C.) qualified in the 100 and 200-breaststroke events at the NAIA National Championship Meet. She also competed in the 200-medley relay that took 9th at nationals and the 400-medley relay that placed 8th. At the ASC meet, Landry was sixth in the 100-breaststroke, 8th in the 100-butterfly and 8th in the 200-breaststroke.
Ray (Grandville, Mich.) graduated in May with a degree in Biochemistry and posted a 3.51 G.P.A. In the pool, Ray qualified in four events for the NAIA National Championship Meet. At that meet she placed 12th in the 200-backstroke, 11th in the 400-IM and 15th in the 100-backstroke. Ray had her best finish at the ASC meet in the 200-backstroke, placing 4th. She also placed 5th in the 400-IM and 12th in the 100-backstroke.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.