Graeter and Mortensen of GW Men's Swimming Named to A-10 All-Academic Team
March 8, 2013
The award marks the second straight nod for Graeter, while Mortensen picks up his first academic honor. To be nominated for the award, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for their entire collegiate careers.
A systems engineering with a cumulative GPA of 3.87, Graeter was also named to the 2012 GW Athletics Academic Dean’s List as well as the Fall 2012 A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In May of last year he earned a spot on the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District II At-Large First Team.
The Schwerin, Germany product and two-time team MVP served as a co-captain this season. He helped pace the Colonials at the A-10 Championships as he made three trips to the podium and was a part of a school record-setting performance. Graeter claimed his first-ever goal medal in the 400-yard individual medley when he touched the wall in an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 3:53.72. The senior also swam the lead-off leg of the third-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay team that set a new school record of 6:36.75. He then took home third in the 200-IM with a time of 1:49.63 and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:45.67.
Mortensen, a civil engineering major, owns a cumulative GPA of 3.65. The Albuquerque, N.M., native was also named to the 2012 GW Athletics Academic Dean’s List as well as the Fall 2012 A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
At last month’s A-10 Championships, Mortensen swam the lead-off leg of the school record-breaking 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:31.32 that finished in sixth place, snapping a 14-year-old mark that was set in 1999. He also took home first in the B Final of the 200-back, ninth overall, with a time of 1:49.77. Mortensen finished second in the B Final of the 100-back, good for 10thoverall, in 50.53 seconds, and swam the lead-off leg of the 400-medley relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:20.57.
2012-13 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team