Groteguth, Rossum Named To 2015 C-USA All-Academic Team

Feb. 24, 2015

DENTON - The swimming season may be over, but that doesn't mean the awards have finished rolling in for Mean Green swimmers Mona Groteguth and Krista Rossum. On Wednesday, the seniors were named to the Conference USA All-Academic team for the second consecutive year.

To be eligible for placement on the six-person team, athletes must maintain a GPA of at least 3.20 while contributing to the athletic success of the team, and the school record-holders were among the team's leaders in both categories this season.

Groteguth is a psychology major with a 3.89 GPA, and the German leaves North Texas as the best backstroker in school history. At the Incarnate Word Invitational in December, Groteguth set the school record in the 200 backstroke (1:56.20, B cut), beating her own record from the 2013-14 season. She owns program records in both backstroke events and was the opening leg in each of the school's record-holding medley relays. During the past season, Groteguth racked up 11 total B-qualifying time standards and 10 first-place finishes in backstroke events. Additionally, she earned all-conference honors for her third-place finish as a part of the 400 medley relay at the conference championships.

Teammate Rossum has a 3.92 GPA in biochemistry and has been an absolute force in her time with the Mean Green. The Canadian is fresh off a record-setting weekend at the C-USA Championships, where she broke program bests in the 200 IM (2:00.35, NCAA B) and 400 IM (4:15.22, NCAA B). Rossum earned all-conference honors with her 400 IM finish, and she joined Groteguth, freshman Sydney Buckley and junior Bianca Bocsa in taking all-conference in the 400 medley relay. Rossum leaves North Texas as a record-holder in four individual events and four relays.

2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team
• Valerie Inghels - FIU; Junior; Saleilles, France; 3.92 GPA in Communication Arts
• Katie Kramer - Marshall; Senior; Naples, Florida; 4.0 GPA in Economics
Mona Groteguth - North Texas; Senior; Springe, Germany; 3.89 GPA in Psychology
Krista Rossum - North Texas; Senior; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 3.92 GPA in Biochemistry
• Erin Flanigan - Rice; Senior; Austin, Texas; 3.77 GPA in Kinesiology
• Claire Conlon - WKU; Senior; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; 3.62 GPA in Business Economics


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