Kirstie Russell Named To The Conference USA All-Academic Team

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Kirstie Russell

Feb. 20, 2013

IRVING, Texas --- East Carolina senior diver Kirstie Russell has been named to the 2012-13 Conference USA Women's Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team. She owns a 3.807 grade point average as a communications/public relations major.

Russell competed in all 12 meets this season for East Carolina and registered three first-place finishes on the 3-meter board and another on the 1-meter. She earned four additional top-three finishes. Russell holds the second-highest score in school history on the 1-meter board (297.98) and the fifth-best score on the 3-meter board (267.45). She is an NCAA Zone Regional Championship Qualifier and was named to the Chancellor's List for the 2012 fall semester. Russell is a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and the president of the ECU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Joining Russell on the team are fellow seniors Reka Kovacs of Houston, Danielle Spence of Rice, Emily Vavourakis of SMU and Tulane's Gisele Calderon and Kristine Gu.