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Koenig, Murphy Named To All-Conference Academic Team

Koenig, Murphy Named To All-Conference Academic Team

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Men's junior swimmer Peter Koenig and sophomore diver Mike Murphy were rewarded for their work in the pool and in the classroom on Thursday by being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Academic Team, as voted on by the league's sports information directors.

Koenig, a native of Fairport, N.Y., has been on the Dean's List every semester of his college career, and has been named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll three of the last four semesters. The Fairport High School product finished second at the A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships in the 100-yard backstroke, and sixth in the 200-yard back. As an accounting major, he has maintained a 3.544 GPA over the first five semesters wearing the Brown and White.

Murphy, a Sayville, N.Y. native, has also been on the Dean's List every semester since entering St. Bonaventure, in addition to being named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll each of the last two semesters. The Sayville High School product won the 1-meter dive at the A-10 championships, and came in fifth in the 3-meter competition. During the regular season, Murphy set a program record in the 3-meter dive by earning a 340.28 score in a meet at Penn State.

With his successful regular-season campaign, Murphy qualified for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships – the diving equivalent of the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The math major has a cumulative GPA of 3.773 over the first three semesters of his collegiate career.

Massachusetts's Adam Duffield was named the A-10 Men's Student Athlete of the Year. Koenig and Murphy are joined on the 10-member team by Robert Gitman of Fordham, George Washington's Alex Etz, La Salle's Eric Patenaude and Austin Thomas, UMass's Dan Backler and Alexander Merkulov and Saint Louis's Michael Dahle.

The men's swimming and diving team finished its 2010-11 season with a second-place showing at the A-10 championships for the fifth consecutive year. The team ended the season ranked No. 23 in the nation in the Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Mid-Major Division I poll.