Gan Named CSC Academic All-American of the Year


Fowler Makes Second-Straight First Team

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s swimming and diving student-athletes Ching Hwee Gan and Anne Fowler earned College Sports Communicators first-team Academic All-America honors as announced by the organization on Tuesday (April 22). Additionally, Gan was named the CSC Division-I Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.

Both athletes repeat as Academic All-Americans, with Fowler earning her second-straight first team honor. The Academic All-America program celebrates the combination of athletic and academic achievement. Nominated student-athletes have a cumulative GPA above 3.50 and compete in at least four contests during the season.

Indiana swimming and diving has produced a CSC DI Academic All-America Team Member of the Year in consecutive seasons. Last year, three-time NCAA Champion Andrew Capobianco earned the award on the men’s side as a fifth-year senior.

Gan, a junior nutrition science major, has achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during her time at Indiana University, twice earning both Academic All-Big Ten and CSCAA Scholar All-America laurels. In February, she helped lead the IU women to their first Big Ten Championship since 2019 with individual conference titles in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay as well as a fifth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle.

At the 2024 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Gan earned her second-straight medal in the 1,650 free with a bronze-medal finish in 15:46.90. Gan also helped the Hoosiers tie a program-record fifth-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay while setting the school standard in 6:54.03. Indiana placed seventh in the team standings for a second-straight season, another program-best.

Fowler, a senior studying health care management and policy, is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten and CSCAA Scholar All-American during her time at Indiana University. Like Gan, Fowler also medaled at the national meet, earning silver on the 3-meter springboard for the second season in a row. Fowler collected additional All-America accolades on the 1-meter springboard, finishing 16th nationally.

The senior scored from all three diving events to contribute to the Big Ten team title, taking silver on the 3-meter board, fourth place on 1-meter and 17th from the platform.