Seven Gauchos earn All-MPSF Academic Honors

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honored seven of UC Santa Barbara’s swimming and diving team members with All-Academic honors it was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the conference.

To be eligible to the award, a student-athlete must have posted a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average, be of sophomore standing academically, completed one academic year at their current institution and have competed in at least half of its teams’ competitions during the season for which the award is being given.

Seniors Astrid Amsallem, Brittany Borowitz and Missy Burley were each honored along with juniors Laurel Ferguson, Kendall Neely, Katie Reeves and Miranda Schneider.

The six swimmers and one diver helped lead the Gauchos to a second-place finish at the inaugural MPSF Swimming and Diving Championships this spring.

Athlete, year, GPA, event, hometown
Astrid Amsallem Senior       3.55 Distance                   St. Germain en Laye, France/Bakersfield HS
Brittany Borowitz Senior     3.34 IM/Breast/Fly        Orange, CA/El Modena HS
Laurel Ferguson Junior      3.24 IM/Breast/Fly          Sacramento, CA/Rio Americano HS
Kendall Neely Junior           3.06 Free/Back                  Oxnard, CA/Pacifica HS
Missy Burley Senior              3.05 Diving                      Fullerton, CA/Rosary HS
Katie Reeves Junior              3.02 Free/IM                     Stanford, CA/Gunn HS
Miranda Schneider Junior 3.00 Fly                            Danville, CA/San Ramon Valley HS