Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem has been named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division I Women’s At-Large First Team, according to an announcement Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Van Landeghem graduated last month with First Honor Graduate status with an overall GPA of 4.0. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and became the first UGA student-athlete to win the Dean William Tate Award in recognition of a perfect GPA. She was Georgia’s female nominee for the SEC’s 2017 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship and she was chosen as the Co-Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for swimming and diving. Van Landeghem was a research assistant in the FRESH (Family Relationships, Emotions, Stress, and Health) Lab in UGA’s Department of Psychology and a guest lecturer in the Psychology of Movement.
The native of Winnipeg finished her career as one of the top sprinters in Georgia history. She was a 19-time All-American with two NCAA team titles and one NCAA relay championship. Van Landeghem also claimed 11 SEC individual and relay crowns along with three conference team titles. Representing Canada at the 2016 Olympics, she claimed a bronze medal as a member of the 400-meter freestyle relay.
Van Landeghem was a Third-Team At-Large pick in 2015.