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    Two Named to 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams

    August 4, 2021

    Two of the top student-athletes at The University of Scranton were honored once again for their accomplishments both in their respective fields of play and in the classroom on Wednesday, as graduates Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) of the women's swimming & diving team and Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) of the men's tennis team were named to the 2021 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Team.

    Byrne, who was named to the Women's At-Large Academic All-America® Second Team, and McGurrin, who earned a spot on the Men's At-Large Academic All-America® Third Team, are the 43rd and 44th Academic All-American selections in University of Scranton history.

    Byrne is the first women's swimmer to earn the honor since Sarah Gazdalski (2000, 2001) and is just the second student-athlete in the history of the program to earn the accolade. McGurrin, meanwhile, joins his older brother Tim McGurrin (2012, 2013) and Clay Yeager (1994, 1995, 1996) as the only Academic All-American selections in men's tennis program history at Scranton.

    For Byrne, the selection to the Academic All-American team adds to a long list of accomplishments in her career at Scranton, which includes two CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selections in 2019 and 2021.

    A 16-time Landmark Conference champion at four Landmark Championship meets, Byrne was named the Landmark Female Swimmer of the Year twice (2019 & 2021), while also earning the Landmark's Rookie of the Year accolades in 2018. In 2020, Byrne qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 200-IM, going on to earn All-American accolades in the event to become just the third swimmer in program history to accomplish that feat. In all, she holds nine school records (five in individual events), three overall Landmark Conference records, and four Landmark Conference Championships records, as well.

    The Department of Athletics' 2020-21 female Carlesimo Award winner honoring a senior student-athlete for outstanding academic and athletic achievement, Byrne was the Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar Athlete for women's swimming & diving in 2021. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2020 and is a current Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate student, where she has notched a 3.9 GPA in her academic career.

    McGurrin was a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection in each of the last two years and academically posted a perfect 4.0 GPA both in his undergraduate and graduate career. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 2020 and recently earned his Masters in Business Administration (with an accounting specialization) from Scranton this past May.

    The 2021 Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar Athlete for men's tennis, McGurrin was the 2021 Landmark Player of the Year and a three-time All-Landmark First Team selection in both singles and doubles play. The Clarks Summit native finished his career at Scranton ranked in the top-10 all-time in program history in both singles wins (38) and doubles wins (34).

    For the full 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams, click here.

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