Swimmer Hawkins Earns Academic All-District Honors
2009 Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer of the Year Jordan Hawkins (Sr., Choctaw, Okla.) is one of 11 student-athletes selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District 7 Academic All-District Team for at-large sports.
District 7's University Division includes all NCAA Division I schools in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Colorado. The at-large team includes nominees in the sports of swimming and diving, bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, and tennis.
Hawkins was first-team All-MVC three years and also earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors three consecutive years. She was a three-time MVC champion in the 50-yard freestyle, two-time MVC 100-yard backstroke champion, and holds three Missouri Valley Conference individual records. Hawkins also claimed four MSU records and is part of four MSU relay records while being named as the Bears' Swimmer of the Year in both 2007-08 and 2008-09. She was also MVC Freshman of the Year in 2006 and claimed MVC Prairie Farms Scholar Athlete of the Week and Swimmer of the Week honors this season.
She is now eligible for the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team, which will be announced in early June.