The U.'s swimming and diving team made large strides (strokes?) not only in the pool but also in the classroom in 2014.
The Utes had 26 athletes named to the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving All-Academic teams on Wednesday, up from 15 in 2013.
Last year's team had just two first-teamers. This year the top squad includes three Ute men — sophomores Jacob Crayne (3.78 GPA in communications), David Fraser (3.73 business) and Josiah Purss (3.77 business) — and two Ute women in sophomore Ashlyn Karosas (3.78 exercise sport science) and junior Kersten Merry (3.68 communications, and a repeat achiever).
To be eligible, athletes must be at least a sophomore and make a significant contribution in the pool.