Chantal Van Landeghem
March 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem was chosen as the recipient of the Elite 89 Award during the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.
The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
"Chantal really epitomizes the 'student' part of student-athlete," Senior Associate Head Coach Harvey Humphries said. "She's not afraid of hard work, either in the classroom or in the pool. We're really proud of her for this recognition. She certainly is deserving of it."
Van Landeghem, a sophomore from Canada, boasts a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in Psychology. She has been named Presidential Scholar and has been chosen for the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team and the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Van Landeghem participated in the 50 and 100 freestyle and on the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays this week at the NCAAs.
Georgia's Wendy Trott won the Elite 89 Award at the 2012 NCAAs.