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Seven Jackets Named to All-ACC Academic Swimming and Diving Teams

July 9, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Jeff Burton, Noah Copeland, Stephanie England, Ofer Finkler, Hannah Krimm, Alex Roan and Elizabeth Stowe were all named to the 2007 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic swimming and diving teams, announced by the league office.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Burton, a junior from Federal Way, Wash., tallied a 10th-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley at the ACC Championships with a career-best time of 3:56.31 this past season. He currently is on the all-time top 10 Tech list in the 1000 freestyle and 400 IM.

Copeland, a junior from Fayetteville, Ga., posted a NCAA `B’ standard time of 4:25.36 in the 500 free at the ACC meet, finishing 11th overall. He was named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-America honorable mention team for the second consecutive season.

England, a junior from Titusville, Fla., was given the team’s Fred Lanoue Award and Shilo Ayalon Most Valuable Athlete Award after becoming the first female diver in program history to earn All-ACC honors on the springboard. She finished third on the three-meter board with a score of 293.25 and earned CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention honors.

Finkler, a senior from Rishon Le-Zion, Israel, helped the 200 free relay team set a new school record with a NCAA `B’ time of 1:20.35. He finished his career on the all-time top 10 list in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly. Finkler earned second team Academic All-America honors for ESPN the Magazine and was named to the CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention team for the second straight season.

Krimm, a freshman from Upper Arlington, Ohio, finished eighth on the one-meter board at the ACC Championships and qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. She went on to finish 13th on the one-meter board to lead the Jackets in that event.

Roan, a freshman from Wareham, Mass., etched his name in the Tech annals, posting a top 10 time in the 1,000 free (9:35.15) against Emory. He tallied season-best times in the 200 and 500 free, clocking times of 1:44.96 and 4:38.14, respectively.

Stowe, a junior from Lawrenceville, Ga., just missed earning all-conference honors, finishing fourth in the 1650 free with a NCAA `B’ standard mark of 16:34.94. She was named to the CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention team for the second straight season and was named as the team’s Tommy Towles Scholar-Athlete Award.

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