Feb. 26, 2014
HOUSTON - Only a few hours before the Rice swim team officially begins its defense of last season's Conference USA Championship, Owl Quincy Christian was named to the 2014 C-USA Swimming All-Academic Team the league office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Christian is one of six C-USA swimming and diving student-athletes named to the league's All-Academic Team, as voted by the C-USA sports information directors for the sport. The senior from Granite Bay, Calif., maintained a 3.81 grade point average majoring in political science. In the pool Christian is a three-time defending C-USA individual champion in the 400-individual medley who owns the second-best time in the league this season with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 4:17.80. She also ranks third in the conference in the 500-freestyle (4:49.95), fifth in the mile (16:45.34) and ninth in the 200-IM.
The other 2014 All-Academic honorees included Taylor Edwards (East Carolina), Katie Kramer (Marshall), Krista Rossum (North Texas), Mona Groteguth (North Texas) and Rachel Eckert (Old Dominion). The Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships take place beginning Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 26-Mar. 1, in Atlanta. Championship finals are held each evening at 5 pm (Central Time) after a round of preliminary races in the morning. A year ago the Rice Owls won their second league title in swimming in the last three years.
2014 C-USA Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team
Name, School Year GPA Major Hometown
Taylor Edwards - East Carolina, Sr., Mason, Ohio, 3.99 GPA in Health Education and Promotion
Katie Kramer - Marshall, Jr., Naples, Fla., 3.91 GPA in Economics
Krista Rossum - North Texas, Jr., Winnipeg, Canada, 3.929 GPA in Biochemistry
Mona Groteguth - North Texas, Jr., Springe, Germany, 3.923 GPA in Psychology
Rachel Eckert - Old Dominion, Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3.39 GPA in Exercise Science
Quincy Christian - Rice, Sr., Granite Bay, Calif., 3.81 GPA in Political Science