Bonney Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America
June 12, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Kim Bonney became the first ever women's swimmer at UNLV to earn academic all-american honors, as she was named to the 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Team, selected and announced on Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Bonney was selected as one of 15 members of the Academic All-America second team. Three teams were named with 15 student-athletes on each team. Bonney was placed on the national ballot after being named first team academic all-district in May, and she is the 25th UNLV athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the school's history.
Bonney, a senior and native of Cape Town, South Africa, was named the 2008 MWC Women's Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual titles, including the 200 breast in a new conference record time. She also won both the 100 breast and the 200 IM in UNLV record times. The records did not stop there, as Bonney swam on three first-place relays at the league championships, all in new MWC record times (200 and 400 medley, 400 free). Bonney received the 2008 MWC Senior Recognition Award (for her years of accomplishments in leadership, athletic performance, and academics), and twice has been named UNLV's Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete (2005-06, 2006-07), for holding the highest cumulative GPA at the school.
Bonney, who was a three-time Academic All-MWC honoree and has also been named CoSIDA academic all-district three times as well, carries a cumulative GPA of 3.89 with a double major in accounting and business management.
The at-large all-america team represents the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. Student-athletes must be in at least their second season, hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and be a starter or important reserve to be eligible.