North Carolina’s Harvey Named Academic All-America

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 12. NORTH Carolina's Katura Harvey, a member of the Tar Heel swimming and diving team, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women's third team for at-large sports. A rising junior from Rockville, Md., Harvey is working toward a double major in journalism and international studies and carries a 3.83 grade point average. Earlier this week, Tar Heel men's swimmer Chip Peterson was named to the ESPN The Magazine All-America men's third-team at-large team.

The Academic All-America women's at-large teams include student-athletes who participate in the sports of bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo. To be a candidate for the honor, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve and must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better.

A first-team All-America honoree in 2009, Harvey finished seventh in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2009 NCAA Championships and also qualified in the 200 free and 500 free. She was the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Champion in the 500-yard freestyle, setting conference and meet records, and is a two-time All-ACC selection. For her academic performance, she has earned Dean's List, ACC Academic Honor Roll and All-ACC Academic Team honors.

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