RESOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY SENATE CONGRATULATING THE WOMENíS AND MENíS SWIMMING & DIVING TEAMS FOR THEIR

ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 

WHEREAS, the womenís and menís swimming and diving teams have been widely praised for having won a total of ten NCAA championships since 1996, including four championships in a row (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006) won by the menís team and three out of four (2003, 2004, and 2006) won by the womenís team; and

 

WHEREAS, the a total of 13 representatives from the Auburn womenís and menís swimming and diving teams competed in the 2004 Olympics, winning two gold, one silver, and one bronze medals; and

 

WHEREAS, while achieving this high level of athletic achievement both the womenís and the menís swimming and diving teams again this year were recognized by the College Swim Coaches Association of America as Academic All-American teams based on academic performance, marking the 13th time for the men and the 11th time for the women that this award has been received since 1990; and

 

WHEREAS, 15 members of the womenís and menís swimming and diving teams were recognized as Academic All-Americans for having GPAs of 3.5 or better and for having qualified to compete in the NCAA national championships, and

 

WHEREAS, 26 members of the womenís and menís swimming and diving teams were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for having GPAs of 3.5 or better while actively competing; and

 

WHEREAS, five members of the womenís and two members of the menís swimming and diving teams earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages during Fall 2005; now

 

THEREFORE, the University Senate congratulates the womenís and menís swimming and diving teams for their outstanding achievements in the pool and the classroom; and

 

FURTHER, the University Senate commends head coach David Marsh (Auburn 1981), co-head coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker, head diving coach Jeff Schaffer and the rest of the coaching staff, as well as the academic counselors within the Athletics Department, for consistently placing emphasis on academic excellence among student athletes.†††