March 23, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior swimmer Ray Fitzpatrick (Doylestown, Pa.) and hockey player Andy Jurkowski (Madison, Wis.) have been named to the GTE Academic All-District V first team for the fall/winter at-large program. Both are now eligible for national honors, which will be announced April 18.

Fitzpatrick owns a 3.685 grade-point average and is enrolled in the College of Science with a major in math. Fitzpatrick won the 200-yard freestyle at the 2000 BIG EAST Conference meet, while captaining the Irish to their second consecutive runner-up finish. A nine-time all-BIG EAST selection, Fitzpatrick is a seven-time Dean’s List honoree and could become the first men’s swimmer to earn Academic All-America honors.

A seven-time Dean’s List student, Jurkowski has a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average as a finance major in the College of Business. He is the fifth Notre Dame hockey player in the last three years to earn Academic All-District honors.

Jurkowski helped the Irish reach the 2000 Central Collegiate Hockey Association semifinals for the first time since 1982. A former walk-on who began his career in 1996-97 as a forward/defenseman, he appeared in 108 career games including a team-best 86 straight, with seven goals and 12 assists. In 1999-2000, Jurkowski was the team’s ninth-leading scorer with five goals and eight assists.

Four Notre Dame student-athletes also were named to the academic all-district second team. Senior soccer player Jenny Streiffer (Baton Rouge, La.), cross country runner Alison Klemmer (Troy, Mich.) and swimmer Elizabeth Barger (Littleton, Colo.) were joined by junior hockey player Dan Carlson (Edina, Minn.) on the district second team. Streiffer earned first-team Academic All-America honors in 1998 and 1999, while Klemmer was a third-team honoree last year.