MADISON, Wis.--University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Chris Hruska has been named the 2010 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Max Sparger Men's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete.
A senior from Verona, Wis., Hruska carries a 3.78 grade point average and is double-majoring in mathematics with actuarial emphasis and economics. He is a three-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and been recognized on UW-Stevens Point's Dean's List five semesters, including four semesters earning highest honors.
A team captain this season, Hruska helped the Pointers to their 11th straight conference championship by placing second in the 400-yard individual medley and was named to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship Team. He earned the league title in the 400-yard individual medley last year. In 2008, Hruska recorded second-place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley.
He is a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society and becomes the 11th individual in program history to claim the conference's scholar-athlete honor.
UW-River Falls' Sean Breneman (Sr., Stillwater, Minn./Tartan) and UW-Whitewater's Kyle Stoermer (Sr., Ozark, Mo./Nixa) were also nominated for this year's scholar-athlete award.
In order to be nominated for the scholar-athlete award, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average. In addition, he must be in his last year of competition, or on schedule to graduate this academic year, and have competed for a minimum of two years.
Courtesy: WIAC Press Release