Putting The Student In Student-Athlete

Boilermaker swimming and diving receives the President's Cup for exceptional team GPA.

Junior Leah Henninger won the Durham Brothers Leadership Award for her leadership skills in the water and in life.

Sept. 8, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's swimming and diving not only excels in the pool, but also in the classroom. The squad recently was awarded the President's Cup, an honor bestowed to the team for having the highest grade-point-average in all of Boilermaker athletics last spring.

Two swimming student-athletes were also honored for their work in the classroom. Junior Leah Henninger earned the Durham Brothers Leadership Award for exhibiting exceptional leadership skills both in competition and in her personal life. Last season, the Dayton, Ohio-native recorded season-best times of 50.94 in the 100 free and 1:50.33 in the 200 free.

Junior Christine Inman received the Ben Korschot Perserverence Award, which is given to student-athletes that have demonstrated perserverence by coming to Purdue as walk-ons and going on to earn scholarships. She hails from Williamsport, Ind. and last year knotched season-high times of 56.19 in the 100 fly and 2:03.39 in the 200 fly.

Boilermaker swimming and diving kicks off their 2008 season on Oct. 18 in West Lafayette when they host the Indiana Intercollegiates. The meet begins at noon.



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