Three Billikens Named to A-10 Academic Team

Swimmers Byars, Lutzen and Oberjohn recognized

March 20, 2007

ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis seniors Jenny Lutzen (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) and Emily Oberjohn (Park Hills, Ky./Notre Dame) and junior Brad Byars (Marion, Ill./Marion) have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom and in the pool by being named to the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Teams.

Lutzen, an elementary education major, compiled nine first-place finishes in freestyle events during her final collegiate season. At the A-10 Championships, she placed eighth in the 200 free with a personal best race of 1:55.07. The senior was also a member of four relays that logged times ranking within SLU's top five in their respective events. One of Saint Louis' top sprinters during her four-year career, Lutzen ended her career with seven individual event times in the Bills' Top 10.

Oberjohn finished her career as one of the most successful swimmers in Billiken history with 15 times among the SLU Top 10 in various individual events. The physical therapy major was the top performing senior this season with 15 first-place touches. Oberjohn broke her own school record in the 500 free at the 2007 A-10 Championships with a 12th-place time of 5:09.82. She also finished 14th in the 200 free finals and was a member of four relays that finished with times in Saint Louis' top five.

Byars, who still has one collegiate season remaining, emerged as one of SLU's top swimmers of all-time during his junior season. In three seasons he has turned in 17 performances that rank among the Billikens' all-time top 10 times in various individual sprint events. A human resources management major, Byars recorded a team-best 25 first-place finishes in 2006-07. He was also the Bills' top finisher at the A-10 Championships with a third-place performance in the 100 free and a sixth-place result in the 50 free. Byars also swam on four relays that turned in times among SLU's top five all-time at the league championships, including the 400 medley relay that established a new school record.


Jenny Lutzen