CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Bucknell's Julianna Foss was honored on the Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-Patriot League Team, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Foss, who was previously recognized on the All-Patriot League First Team for the fourth-straight season, earned her third Academic All-Patriot League nod. The Biology major is the fifth Bison to capture Academic All-Patriot League accolades all three years she was eligible to be recognized on the 10-woman team, joining Tara Boyle, Elizabeth Porcellio, Lauren Perry and Rachel Perry.
At the 2018 Patriot League Championships, Foss scored 46 points for the Bison, the eighth-highest total among all competitors. She and Navy's Kaitlyn O'Reilly were the only members of the Patriot League's Class of 2018 who earned First Team accolades during each of their four seasons of collegiate competition.
Foss earned a silver medal in the 200 butterfly and bronze in the 100 butterfly. She also scored in the 200 IM (6th, 2:02.55) and helped both of her relay teams place in the top five. She will graduate as a seven-time Patriot League medalist in individual events; she entered her final championship meet with two medals in the 100 butterfly (silver 2017, bronze 2015), two medals in the 200 butterfly (silver 2016, bronze 2015) and one in the 200 IM (bronze 2017).
In addition, Foss topped her own school records in the 100 butterfly (54.48) and 200 butterfly (2:00.00). She was also a member of the record-setting 200 freestyle (1:33.36) and 400 freestyle (3:22.72) relay teams.
Foss went on to excel at the 2018 ECAC Championships, where she captured a silver medal in the 200 butterfly (2:00.86) and anchored the runner-up 400 freestyle team (3:28.80). She also scored in the 100 backstroke (9th, 57.13) and was a member of the third-place 800 freestyle relay team (7:35.21).
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must be a starter or key player and have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. One of those 10 is then recognized as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Freshmen are not eligible for this award.
Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Grace Anderson, Boston University
2018 Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-Patriot League Team
Fiona Caulfield, American (Sr.)
Serica Hallstead, Army West Point (So.)
Kara Wineinger, Army West Point (Jr.)
Grace Anderson, Boston University (Sr.)
Julianna Foss, Bucknell (Sr.)
Payton Miles, Lehigh (So.)
Lindsey Staszewski, Loyola Maryland (Jr.)
Biz Graeff, Navy (Sr.)
Jamie Miller, Navy (So.)
Kaitlyn O’Reilly, Navy (Sr.)