GW Swimming's Mortensen, Rabe Tabbed A-10 Academic All-Conference
Mortensen Claims League Accolade for Second Straight Year
March 18, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington men's swimming senior Jake Mortensen and junior Adam Rabe were named to the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Team, the league announced on Tuesday. The yearly award marks the second consecutive honor for Mortensen and is the first of Rabe's career.
A civil engineering major with a minor in sustainability, Mortensen has been named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List every semester of his career and is a six-time member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Mortensen took home eighth place in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships with times of 50.26 seconds and 1:49.65, respectively. He was also a part of two school record-setting performances as he swam the leadoff leg of the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay that snapped a 16-year-old GW record in 3:19.45, as well as the 200 medley relay that tied the school record in 1:31.32.
Rabe, a biology major, is a two-time member of the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and has been tabbed to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List in each of his five semesters. At the league championships in February, Rabe earned silver in the 200-yard breaststroke with an NCAA `B' cut time of 1:59.35 that erased a 13-year-old school record. He also took home sixth in the 100 breast in 55.85 seconds and swam the second leg of the school record-setting 400 and 200 medley relays.
To be nominated for the A-10 Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Team, student-athletes must possess a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Honorees are selected based on their performances in the pool as well as in the classroom, and are voted on by the league's sports information directors.