UC Swim Trio Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
Liz Hansson

July 9, 2012

CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati swimmers Liz Hansson (Lund, Sweden/School of St. Petri), Josefin Wede (Landskrona, Sweden/Gripenskolan/Auburn) and Helena Pikhartova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Jana Nerudy) each received individual Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Friday.

Hansson, who recorded a 3.5 grade point average during the spring quarter, graduated in June with a bachelor's degree in marketing after posting a 3.396 cumulative GPA. In February, she successfully defended her BIG EAST Conference championship in the 50-yard freestyle and achieved an NCAA "B" cut time.

Wede, who produced a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring, graduated in June with a bachelor's degree in biology with an overall GPA of 3.931. She capped her UC career with a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke at the BIG EAST meet in February. Last year, Wede earned CSCAA Academic All-America Honorable Mention.

Pikhartova, a physics major who posted a 3.9 GPA in the spring, owns an overall GPA of 3.542 after completing her freshman year in June. She set UC records in the 100 and 200-yard breaststrokes during her rookie campaign and placed second behind Hansson in the 50-free at the BIG EAST meet.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) - the oldest organization of college coaches in America - is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming at the collegiate level.

To view the complete listing on CSCAA Scholar All-America teams, visit http://www.cscaa.org.