Lauren Swartz Earns 2nd Academic All American Honor
Lauren Swartz (North Allegheny class of 2016) finished her volleyball career at Michigan State University this past spring with a selection to the Academic All-American first team. The Academic All-America program selects an honorary sports team composed of the most outstanding student-athletes of a specific season. Swartz was among 21 athletes chosen from around the country.
Swartz, who graduated from Michigan State with an undergraduate degree in economics and a master’s in marketing research, was one of only two to maintain perfect 4.0 GPA’s in both undergraduate and graduate work. Swartz was a third-team Academic All-America selection in 2019 and is now the third two-time Academic All-America pick in MSU volleyball program history.
As a senior, she earned the MSU President’s Award, given to the graduating MSU student-athlete with the highest grade-point average. She appeared in 61 career matches over her four varsity seasons, and also participated in countless outreach activities during her time at MSU.