Four Spartans Honored With National Academic Award

BALTIMORE, Md. - Four members of the San Jose State women's swimming and diving team were named a 2012 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Individual Scholar All America Honorable Mention. The honor is given to a swimmer or diver who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and had a "B" standard, but did not qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships. 

Sophomore Darcie Anderson, from Willows, Calif., senior Amy Kilby, from Oklahoma City, Okla., and recently-graduated Heather Denman, from Brookeville, Md., and Meghan McCurley, from Fair Oaks, Calif., were given the award.

This is the second CSCAA Individual Scholar All America Honorable Mention for Denman, McCurley, and Kilby.

Denman graduated in May 2012 with a degree in psychology. The 2009 WAC Freshman of the Year leaves San Jose State holding six individual school records, in addition to being a member of both school-record medley relays.

Also a 2012 graduate, McCurley received her degree in kinesiology. A four-time Academic All-WAC honoree, she was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that broke the school record at the 2012 WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

Kilby, a communicative disorders and sciences major, was named a 2012 San Jose State Dean's Scholar. She holds the school record in one- and three-meter springboard and platform diving.

A kinesiology major, Anderson was one of three student-athletes named a 2012 San Jose State President's Scholar. The two-time Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention was one of five Spartans to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., earlier this month.