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Tritons Garner 15 MPSF All-Academic Selections

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WOODLAND, Calif. – The University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams have garnered 15 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic selections, with 10 from the women’s squad and five on the men’s side. The honorees were announced by the conference on Friday afternoon. 

In order to qualify for an All-Academic award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, be at least a sophomore athletically, have completed a full academic year at the institution prior to this season, and have competed in half or more of the institution’s competitions.

Grace Murphy led the way for the women with her 3.54 GPA, while Sawyer Farmer’s 3.75 GPA was tops for the men. Both achieved success in the pool as well as the classroom, as Murphy came away with three All-America accolades and Farmer earned an All-America honorable mention at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships. 

“I’m very proud of the effort of the program this year, from all perspectives,” said Head Coach David Marsh. “We raised the challenge by moving to Division I and the MPSF, and we were able to enjoy outstanding competition. When it comes to the classroom, we ask the athletes to excel. We challenge the athletes to prioritize their academics and yet be able to handle the rigors of athletic training and competition. These athletes that earned the academic honors are leaders who put in the extra work that it takes to excel in both the classroom and the pool. I’m especially proud that several on the list are upperclassmen who have improved each year and serve as role models to the younger student-athletes.”

This is the Tritons’ first season competing as part of the MPSF. View all of the UC San Diego MPSF All-Academic recipients below.



Cumulative GPA

Brooke Abrantes


Delainey Carlin


Edgar Chin


Sawyer Farmer


Ciara Franke


Emily Lambert


Lily Maxfield


Charlotte Meier


Lindsey Miller


Grace Murphy


Alejandro Ortiz


Zack Reuter


Amanda Rios


Kaitlyn Ritchey


Garrett Tse



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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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