make the grade
FAYETTEVILLE -- NCAA participant Peggy Stoner
paced the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team contingent earning
College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American
"This is a tough academic team to make," said
head coach Anne Goodman James. "You have to have a 3.5 GPA or better and
qualify for the NCAA Championships. We're excited to have four Lady'Backs
who earned selection to the team."
Stoner, a Green River, Wyo., native, tallied
a 3.76 grade point average and competed in the 50-meter freestyle at the
NCAA Championship in mid-March.
Stoner holds four of Arkansas' top five times
including a school record 22.73 set this year.
Three other Lady Razorbacks earned honorable
mention honors. Babsi Auer, Drue Orwig and Leslie Johns also had solid
grades and made the NCAA qualifying "B" standard this year.
Auer has emerged as one of Arkansas' top 200
back performers and holds four of the top five times in school history.
She had a 3.93 GPA this year and holds the school record with a 1:59.43
set in 2003.
Orwig, with a 3.85 GPA, is a 100 back and
relay specialist. She is a member of the school-record-holding 400-yard
medley relay team with a time of 3:47.46 set in 2002
Johns, who posted a 3.52 GPA, is a short distance
and relay participant for the Lady Razorbacks. She holds the Arkansas
record for 100-yard free with a time of 50.02 set in 2003.