USC women’s swimming earns 10 All-Academic honors

first_imgSwimming scholars · Ten members of the women’s swim and dive team were selected this week for the Pac-12 All-Academic teams – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanA total of 10 Trojans earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honors this week for their performance in the pool and in the classroom. Senior Anika Apostalon, who was also selected as the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned a spot in the conference All-Academic first team.Sophomore Elizabeth Stinson was also picked for a spot on the All-Academic second team. The pair was joined by eight other women’s swimmers and divers who made the list of athletes honored by the Pac-12.Apostalon is the co-captain for the team and also earned three All-American distinctions in the pool this year. She was already awarded Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors at this year’s Pac-12 championship after earning a 3.92 GPA in psychology. Stinson was a member of last year’s NCAA team and a 2016 Pac-12 champion. She earned her spot on the second team after finishing with a 3.62 GPA in economics.Seniors Riley Hayward and Kelsey Kafka earned honorable mentions, along with junior Hannah Weiss and sophomores Hanni Leach, Olivia Ontjes, Riley Scott, Allie Wooden and Maddie Wright. This was Kafka’s third year receiving the honor and Weiss’ second.Student-athletes must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 and take part in at least half of their athletic team’s events throughout the regular season in order to be eligible for the Pac-12 academic team.The list excludes freshmen and first-year transfers, allowing only members from sophomore through senior classes. The Trojans were third in teams on the list, trailing Cal and Stanford.This years’ accolades came after the Trojans took ninth overall at the NCAA championship and third at the Pac-12 championships.last_img read more

Gordhan congratulates new IMF head

first_img30 June 2011 South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has congratulated Christine Lagarde on her appointment as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, while calling for the body to give more say to emerging countries.“As the global economy continues to be plagued with persistent economic challenges, the role of the IMF has and will continue to become crucial to global co-ordination and crisis management,” Gordhan said in a statement on Wednesday.“I am confident that Ms Lagarde will be able to actively enhance that role even-handedly and effectively.”The French finance minister was named the first ever woman head of the IMF on Tuesday.The IMF should continue to focus on certain issues to “further strengthen its relevance and legitimacy among all member countries”, Gordhan said.This included transferring quota shared to emerging and developing countries to give them more weight in IMF decisions.He also called for a commitment that the next head of the IMF need not come from Europe.“Small countries should have appropriate voice. Since the global crisis, small countries have faced particular challenges that require greater attention from the IMF,” Gordhan said.He called for more diversity in IMF staff in terms of their nationality, gender, and academic and professional backgrounds and improved surveillance of important advanced economies.The IMF’s top job has been held by a European for 65 years.Sapalast_img read more