Ress, Snodgrass Named Academic All-Americans
June 5, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University senior swimmer Eric Ress and sophomore swimmer Brooklynn Snodgrass were named second-team Capital One Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Ress, who recently completed his athletic eligibility, earned a master's degree in physiology this past spring while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. In the pool Ress capped his IU career with a Big Ten title in the 200 backstroke, and an NCAA runner-up finish in the same event. His time of 1:38.69 in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships is a new school record and makes him the third-fastest individual in Big Ten history in the event.
In April Ress went on to win a French national title in the 200-meter backstroke, earning a spot at the European Championships this summer. Ress leaves IU with the five fastest times in school history in the 200 backstroke, as well as Big Ten titles in the 200 back and 100 back (2011). He can also lay claim to four of the five fastest times in the 100 back.
Snodgrass is coming off a record-setting sophomore season where she became just the second swimmer in school history to win an NCAA Championship, taking the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:50.52. That is the second-fastest time in IU history. She also placed fourth at the NCAA meet in the 100 back, setting a new Big Ten record of 51.05.
At the 2014 Big Ten Championships Snodgrass defended her titles in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, while also helping the Hoosiers to relay titles in the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. She was named the 2014 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.
In the classroom Snodgrass maintains a 3.91 GPA and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
The at-large team for the Capital One Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; and bowling, rowing and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.
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