USC’s Alex LENDRUM NAMED MEN’S PAC-12 SWIM & Dive SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, March 7. USC's Alex Lendrum was named the Pac-12 Men's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Wednesday at the Pac-12 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash. The award, which is presented in each of the 22 sports the Conference sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

Lendrum, a biochemistry major, boasts a 3.76 cumulative GPA and has qualified for the Dean's List every semester of his college career. In 2012, he was named to CoSIDA's Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and All-District-8 First Team. He was a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection in 2011 and 2012 and was a 2012 Spring CSCAA Scholar All-American. Lendrum is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med honorary fraternity as well as the Golden Key International honor society. He earned the USC David X. Marks Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011 and 2012.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native, was a 2012 first team All-American and a 2011 honorable mention All-America selection.. He was a captain for both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and placed sixth in the 200-yard back and 14th in the 200-yard IM at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.

A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12's 22 sponsored sports: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, football, men's golf, women's golf, women's gymnastics, men's rowing, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field, women's volleyball, and wrestling.

The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established during the 2007-08 academic year.

Other nominees included:
Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or, ARIZ
Stephen Estes, ASU
Tom Shields, CAL
Andrew Saeta, STAN

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