Swimming & Diving Places Eight on All-ACC Academic Team
April 15, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Eight members of the NC State swimming & diving teams have been named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Team, announced by the conference on Monday.
Hannah Freyman, Marifrances Henley, Julianna Prim and Hayley Tomlinson earned the honor from the women's team, while Jonathan Boffa, Brandon Kingston, Hudson Rains and Austin Snyder collected the accolade for the men.
Kingston, hailing from Ontario, Canada, is one of five conference honorees to have received the honor all four years of his career. This past season, he collected All-America honors at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 800 freestyle relay. On the women's side, Henley was one of six members to make the team three times. Henley, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., broke the school record in the 100 and 200 freestyle during the season.
Boffa also claimed the honor for the third time. At the NCAA Championships, the junior from Verona, Italy, garnered All-America honors in five events: four as a member of relay teams (200, 400 & 800 freestyle and 400 medley) and one as an individual (100 freestyle).
Hailing from Peoria, Ill., Freyman, earned the honor for the second time in as many years. The sophomore owns the second-best time in school history in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle. Prim received the honor for the second time after being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, NC State's highest academic honor, in 2012. She is the school record holder in the 200 butterfly and owns the second-best time in the 200 freestyle.
Rains was rewarded for his academic performance with his second selection. He posted the top score during the season on the one-meter and three-meter diving boards, along with the platform diving surface.
Selected to the team for the first time were freshmen Snyder and Tomlinson.
For consideration to the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the previous semester and maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during his/her academic career.