Bretl Earns Academic All-League Honor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Bretl Earns Academic All-League Honor

Junior Robbie Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) was selected to The Summit League Swimming and Diving Academic All-League Team, released by the league office on Thursday.

The Summit League is comprised of six teams that compete in swimming and diving on the men’s side. To be considered, an athlete must own a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale. Together with athletic and academic achievements, the All-League Team is voted on by members of each conference school.

Bretl helped the 800-free relay to a sixth-place finish in The Summit League Championships on Feb. 14 – 17. That relay moved up to fourth all-time in the Valpo record book with a time of 6:59.32. He also finished ninth in the mile with a time of 16:46.52 and added a 16th place finish in the 500-free, clocking in at 4:49.51.

This is the second consecutive conference academic award for Bretl as he was also selected to the 2016-17 All-Horizon League Academic Team.