Aug. 20, 2003
OXFORD, Ohio - OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University diver sophomore Christin Eberst (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) was named an Academic All-American, while the women's swimming and diving team earned All-American Team honors from the College Swimming Coaches Athletic Association (CSCAA) head coach Dave Jennings announced today.
"We're proud of Christin," said head coach Dave Jennings. "It really is a credit to her, being able to balance the tough curriculum at Miami, with the practice necessary to be a NCAA Championship-caliber diver. She also contiues a string of (Miami swimming) Academic All-Americans over the years."
Eberst had a successful freshman campaign, culminating with a berth at the NCAA Championships. She took 36th in the one-meter and 41st in the three-meter events, after finishing third and fourth in each event, respectively, at the MAC Championships. During the regular season, Eberst won 17-of-22 diving events entered. Successful out of the pool, as well, Eberst owns a 3.73 GPA, while majoring in graphic design.
With a team GPA of 3.16, the women's swimming and diving team earned the CSCAA All-American Team Award. Miami fell into the award's "Excellent" category, reserved for team's with team GPA's between a 3.00 and 3.24 on a 4.0 scale. The RedHawks won their second consecutive, and MAC-record 13th, MAC Championship last season.
"I'm proud of the work this team does in the classroom," said Jennings. "Miami, as a university, has high demands in the classroom. It is a true testament to these athletes to handle the demands of both the classroom and being Division I athletes."
To be eligible for CSCAA Academic All-America status, student-athletes must compete at the NCAA Championships, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. For a team to be tabbed All-America, the squad must have a team GPA of 2.80, or higher. "Commendable" status is bestowed upon teams with GPA's between 2.80 and 2.99. Teams with a GPA of 3.25 and above can earn "Superior" status.
The RedHawks, who finished 14-3 last season, will open their season at the Tom Stubbs Relays at Bowling Green on Friday, Oct. 17.