VIRGINIA'S ROESCH CAPTURES VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia swimmer Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) has been selected to the 2001-2002 Verizon Academic All-America University Division Women’s At-Large Third Team as announced June 13. Roesch is one of 15 student-athletes named to the third-team and is one of only three swimmers named to the first, second or third teams, which include a total of 45 athletes. The At-Large team includes sports other than volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball and track & field/cross country.
Roesch, who graduated in May with a degree in finance, became eligible for Academic All-America honors after being named to the All-District III First Team in May.
Roesch, a sprint freestyle specialist, was a tri-captain of UVa’s nationally-ranked women’s swimming and diving team that finished 12th at the 2002 NCAA Championships in March. She earned first-team All-America honors as a member of the Cavaliers’ 200 freestyle relay that placed eighth at the 2002 NCAAs. Roesch was also an honorable mention All-American in the 50 freestyle (15th place) and 400 freestyle relay (10th place) in 2002. At the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, Roesch garnered All-ACC honors with a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle. She was fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free at the ACC Championships.
Earlier this spring, Roesch was a recipient of the ACC’s 2002 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award and was also one of three Virginia ACC Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Roesch is a three-time first-team College Swimming Coaches Association of America All-Academic selection (1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001). She is also a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll pick. Roesch was the recipient of the team’s 2001-2002 Coaches and Ramirez Family Leadership Awards, as well as Diane Montgomery Greene Award, which is given to the athlete who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, and unselfish service in the interest of athletics at UVa.
To be nominated for the Verizon Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing in his/her career.