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Tech's England, Kracke and Stowe Named to All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming and Diving Team

July 6, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Stephanie England, Ashley Kracke and Elizabeth Stowe were all named to the inaugural All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, announced by ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during his academic career.

England, a sophomore from Titusville, Fla., posted NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks on the one- and three-meter springboard events for the Yellow Jackets and tallied a sixth-place finish on the platform at the regional diving meet with a score of 477.80. A chemical engineering major, England finished sixth on the three-meter board at the ACC Championships with a score of 295.25 to lead Tech.

Kracke, a senior from Vestavia Hills, Ala., tallied a pair of top-eight finishes for the Jackets in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events at the ACC Championships, clocking a NCAA `B’ standard time of 2:01.37 in the 200 back. A 2006 graduate in international affairs and modern language, Kracke was named as the Fred Lanoue Athletic Achievement Award recipient, the most prestigious award handed out by the team, and holds the school records in both backstroke events.

Stowe, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga., led the Jackets in the mile race for the second consecutive season, finishing eighth at the ACC meet with a NCAA `B’ cut time of 16:50.33. A management major, Stowe was invited to compete at the USA Swimming Select Camp this past June, one of nine female athletes selected to make the trip. She currently holds the school record in the 1650 free (16:28.08).

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