Boston College Swimming   

May 27, 2004                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

 Andy Naumann & Liz Byron - COSIDA Academic Team

Naumann - Breaststoke Byron - Butterfly

Outstanding Student-Athletes Chosen for COSIDA Academic All-District 1 At-Large Team

           Senior Captain Andy Naumann was chosen for this Academic Award for the second time.  In his four years at Boston College, Andy has been an excellent student-athlete.  He has turned in a 4.0 grade for a semester five times - five of BC's six times ever.  Andy has also been an outstanding swimmer for the Eagles.  The Tucson, Arizona native has garnered five different awards for the swim team while at BC including Outstanding Sophomore (Conway Award), Outstanding Performance (Groden Award - twice), Coach's Recognition (Pawlak Award), Excellence (Schwartz Award) and of course our Academic Award (Kane Award - all eight semesters).  Andy's swimming included helping the team in almost all the events.  He was an individual medley swimmer and has the second best BC times in both the 200 & 400 IM's.  Andy also was a regular contributor in the backstrokes, breaststrokes and the sprint freestyles.  His last swim for the Eagles was as part of the 400 freestyle relay this past February.  He joined with Andy Faughnan '07, Dave Herman '05 and Matt Northrup '07 as they broke a fifteen year old BC Record with that swim.  Andy, a math and computer science major, will be heading off to Texas to begin his career working for IBM this fall.
       Sophomore Liz Byron was also chosen for this team.  This is Liz's first time.  Liz is a four time school record holder here at Boston College - 50 & 100 freestyles, plus the 200 & 400 freestyle relays.  Liz was an NCAA qualifier in her freshman season, but a broken hand on the finish of her 50 free at Big East this February prevented a second shot at the times.  Despite that Liz still contributed to BC's capturing the 2004 ECAC Championship.  Liz has also been a recipient of the Groden Award (Outstanding Performance) in each of her two seasons at the Heights.  Along with her success in the pool Liz is the number two student in her class in the School of Education, where she is an elementary education major.  The Dallas, Pennsylvania sophomore will be leading the Eagles for two more seasons.  Hopefully those two will be as successful as the last two where Liz was chosen as the Class of 2006 Outstanding Student Athlete each year.