Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.
Spartans honored top performers at banquet.
A record 294 Spartan student-athletes were honored for cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better.
Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Five Divers Competed at the Regional Championships in Indiana.
Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Named Scholar-Athlete at the Academic Excellence Gala with the highest cumulative grade point average for Men's Swimming and Diving ... Competed in the NCAA Diving Zone C Regional placing 40th in the one-meter with 248.45 points and 26th on the three-meter with 279.15 points.
Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted season-best scores on the one-meter at the Green and White meet (284.10) and on the three-meter at the dual meet vs. Michigan (312.83).
Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Placed fourth against GVSU on the one-meter (282.60) ... Placed fourth against UW-Milwaukee on the three-meter and dove a 263.70 ... Dove a 283.73 on the three-meter against Notre Dame ... Dove a 234.30 on the one-meter at the Big Ten Championships.
Freshman Season: Scored a 263.93 on the three-meter board which was good for fourth place at the Northwestern Invitational (11/22) ... Collected a pair of season-high scores vs. Ball State (12/13) with a 261.97 (second place) on the one-meter board and a 269.03 (third place) on the three-meter board ... Took third place in the three-meter competition with a 264.90 vs. Michigan (2/8).
High School: All-American and All-State honoree.
Personal: Born March 7, 1990...Son of Jerry and Colette Akers...Enrolled in the Lyman Briggs School.