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Courtney Swan Earns Capital One Academic All-America Third Team Honors

Courtney Swan

June 11, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia women's lacrosse senior attacker Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large Third Team, announced Thursday (June 11) by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The at-large teams for the Capital One Academic All-America® program include the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. This year, 34 of the 45 members of the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division I Women's At-Large Team posted at least a 3.90 GPA, including a sensational 17 student-athletes with spotless 4.0 GPA's. The 15 members of the first-team registered an average GPA of 3.88, with nearly half (seven) logging a 4.0 GPA.

Swan, an IWLCA Second Team All-American, led the ACC in assists per game (1.84), ranked fourth in draw controls (4.47) and ninth in points per game (3.47). The All-ACC Second Team member and Tewaaraton Trophy nominee was named the inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week (March 3) after scoring four goals with four assists and winning nine draws in the win at Penn State. Swan was also the recipient of the prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship this season and the Virginia Athletic Department's ACC Scholar Award presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete based on academic excellence and performance with distinction as a member of a varsity team.


 

 

Swan is the fourth Cavalier women's lacrosse player to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Peggy Boutilier (1998) Amy Fromal (1999) and Lauren Aumiller (2003).

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