Portmann Named Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Swimming

Portmann Named Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Swimming

Junior Is One of Six Shorewomen Swimmers Named to CC Academic Honor Roll, Two Named Academic All-Conference

LANCASTER, Pa. — Washington College junior Julia Portmann (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) has been named the Centennial Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the sport of women's swimming. She is also one of six student-athletes from the Washington College women's swim team to have earned spots on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and one of two who also qualified for the Academic All-Centennial team. 

In order to qualify for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. Those student-athletes who both earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll and received All-Centennial Conference accolades in their sport receive the title of Academic All-Centennial. The junior or senior with the highest cumulative grade-point average to have also earned all-conference honors is named her sport's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Portmann's cumulative grade-point average through the fall semester stood at 4.0. 

Senior Jenni Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) joined Portmann on both the Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Centennial team. Clune earned first-team All-Centennial honors in the 100 breaststroke and honorable mention in the 400 freestyle relay. Portmann earned All-Centennial honorable mention in the 400 freestyle relay.

Joining Clune and Portmann on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll are senior Maija Adourian (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep), junior Emma Silber (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) and sophomores Ana Reynoso-Zimmerer (Chula Vista, Calif./High Tech) and Alex Searles (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman).

This is Clune's third consecutive year as both an Academic Honor Roll qualifier and Academic All-Centennial qualifier and Portmann's second in a row. Adourian is now a three-time Academic Honor Roll qualifier, while Silber qualified for the Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row. 

Adourian is a Biology major, Silber is a Business Management major, Clune a double major in Psychology and Biology, and Portmann a double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Searles and Reynoso-Zimmerer have yet to declare majors.