September 10, 2013
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete.
This year on MPSC, we have 3 students who have earned this prestigious recognition. They are Brennan Gedney, Megan Kingsley, and Zach Lierley. Both Brennan and Zach are included in the Scholastic All-American 4.0 GPA Club.
There were 1,353 swimmers who made the list, with 729 being girls and 624 being boys. Within the total, 77% had 4.0 GPA, which is an 11% increase from last year's results. Also, the Southern Zone represented the highest number of swimmers, having 381 honorees.
Job well done to our 3 swimmers, and all swimmers who are able to balance their abilities at the pool and in the classroom at such a high level.