June 10, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue swimmer Christine Inman was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large third team, which was announced Thursday.
Inman graduated in May with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and a bachelor's degree in animal sciences. The Williamsport, Ind., native ranks fifth on Purdue's all-time performance list in the 200-yard butterfly. She clocked her career-best time of 2 minutes, 00.58 seconds twice at the Big Ten Championships in February, first in the afternoon session and again in the final to score in 11th place.
Inman, who was voted first-team Academic All-District to earn a place on the national ballot, was an Academic All-Big Ten selection each of the three years she was eligible for the award and earned the conference's Distinguished Scholar Award last season. This is her first Academic All-America selection.
Inman is one of two Big Ten swimmers, along with second-teamer Chelsea Davis from Ohio State, and four conference competitors to be named an Academic All-American. Student-athletes from 11 different sports are eligible for the at-large team.