Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Scholar All American carries a 3.5 GPA or higher while being selected to D3 NCAA Championships. Honorable mention is given to those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who attain a provisional qualifying standard, regardless of selection to the NCAA Championships.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Year: Rising senior, class 2013
Favorite Events: 100 Fly, 50 Breast
Kevin: Why Whitman?
Tyler: I really liked the overall atmosphere of the whole college when I visited. The swim team was also very open and accepting of me, and just seemed like a lot of fun. The strong academics were also a necessity.
Kevin: Where are you spending the summer?
Tyler: In the Science Building at Whitman.
Kevin: Hahaha, What are you doing?
Tyler: I am synthesizing cadmium free (cadmium is super toxic) nanocrystals that can be used to make LED's more efficient. As of now, it is difficult for LED's to emit a good white light (covering all of the visible light) because a lot of the materials can't emit in the green region. Ideally, these nanocrystals will absorb UV light and then emit it in more of the green region, which would give an overall nice white light.
Kevin: Sounds like a fun project. What are you doing in Walla Walla to keep busy?
Tyler: Mostly just swimming and working out in the gym trying to stay in shape for next season.
Kevin: What a good way to spend the summer! One last question. What are you looking forward to most for next season?
Tyler: I am excited for my last year of college and for what I hope to be our team's best season yet.