Four Gauchos Earn Scholar All-American Honors for 2008-09

Four Gauchos Earn Scholar All-American Honors for 2008-09
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Aug. 3, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Four UCSB women's swimmers were honored as individual College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Americans for the 2008-09 school year.

Katy Freeman, Anne Marie May, Naomi Javanifard, and Erin Yamamoto, all of whom represented the Gauchos at the NCAA Championships, were the honorees.

Each spring, following the collegiate national championships in each division, the CSCAA selects a distinguished group of individual student-athletes to honor as its individual Scholar Academic All-Americans. To earn recognition as an individual, each swimmer must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be selected to participate in the NCAA championships. Fewer than 6-percent of all collegiate swimmers and divers receive recognition as individual CSCAA Scholar Americans.

Earlier, the CSCAA honored the Gaucho team as an Academic All-American Team.

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Earlier this year UCSB Athletics unveiled the BE Great initiative. BE Great is dedicated to maximizing leadership ability, strong on-campus interaction, and general welfare for all 450 student-athletes and Intercollegiate Athletics staff at UC Santa Barbara. BE Great also focuses on personal and career development, diversity, and social awareness, along with ensuring academic success. UCSB has a 92% student-athlete graduation rate.