IRVING, Texas -
Florida Atlantic University women’s swimming and diving sophomore Alexis DeLisle has been named to the 2017 Conference USA (C-USA) InTouch Credit Union Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team as announced by the league on Tuesday.
DeLisle holds a 3.911 cumulative grade point average with a major in biological science. For the Fall 2016 semester, she was a member of the Dean’s List and named to the FAU All-Academic Team for posting a 3.0 GPA or higher. The women’s team also recently earned the honor of College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the fall. This is the fifth consecutive semester that the women’s team has earned this award, which spans Head Swim and Dive Coach Lara Preacco’s tenure at the program’s helm.
“This award reflects Lexi’s hard work in and out of the classroom," said Preacco. "She is dedicated to making FAU swimming and diving better academically and athletically. She is very deserved of this honor because she puts in a tremendous amount of work in everything she does.”
DeLisle has also seen success in the pool posting lifetime best times in the 50-yard freestyle (28.45) and 100-yard backstroke (1:00.55) as well as a season best time in the 50 free (25.50) at the George Mason Invitational. She swam a season best time of 54.09 in the 100 free to take second place against Campbell and also took second in the 100 free (54.55) and third in the 50-yard backstroke (29.82) versus C-USA opponent Old Dominion.
The women’s team is in Atlanta this week to compete in the 2017 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championships from Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25. DeLisle will bring her talents to the 50 and 100 free as well as the 50 back. The event finals will be streamed live each night on ESPN3 and fans can also follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (fauswimdive) for updates throughout the meet.
About the C-USA InTouch Credit Union Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team
The seven-member All-Academic team was selected by a vote of the league's member sports information directors. In order to qualify for nomination to the team, student-athletes must have achieved at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and serve as a key competitor of their respective team. Additional winners are listed below.
Letizia Bertelli, FIU
Anna Lynch, Marshall
Samantha Scheck, North Texas
Anniina Seppälä, Rice
Alicia Caldwell, Rice
Marie-Claire Schillinger, Rice