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SCST Alumni Recognized for Academic Success

Each year the CSCAA recognizes its best and brightest student-athletes and teams through the Scholar All-America Award.  Teams are recognized in both the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Individuals are recognized following the term that occurred during their national championships.

The Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved both academic and athletic excellence over the semester/quarter coinciding with their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA (National) Swimming and Diving Championships.  In order to be selected, student-athletes must:

  • Have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or higher.  This can be cumulative for an athlete's career or the semester/ quarter that coincides with their respective national championship OR cumulative GPA.
  • Be in good standing with their team and institution throughout the entire season;
  • Be nominated by a current CSCAA member or their designee by the entry deadline;
  • Have achieved minimum athletic standards:
    • For All-American Status, have qualified for - and competed - at their respective National championship either as an individual or as a part of a relay.
    • For Honorable-Mention Status, have achieved an individual "B" time standard or competed in their respective NCAA diving qualification meet. 
      • Individuals achieving "B" standards as a part of a relay are not eligible.
      • Divers who qualified for, but did not compete at their respective NCAA diving qualification meet are not eligible.

The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected a record 1,069 swimmers and divers for its Scholar All-America team. The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  The selections, drawn from 181 colleges and universities across all Divisions, include CSCAA NCAA Division I Swimmers-of-the-Year Caeleb Dressel and Ella Easton. 

Stanford University led the way with twenty-seven first-team selections, three more than last year.  Stanford led all Division I teams with sixteen women and twelve men selected.  MIT and SCAD-Savannah had the second-most selections with twenty-five.  The Engineers' thirteen men and twelve women led all Division III programs.  SCAD's fourteen women and eleven men were the most among NAIA programs.  Queens University of Charlotte, the 2018 NCAA Division II women's swimming and diving champions had thirteen selections to lead Division II.  The University of Indianapolis and Wingate University men had seven selections each to lead Division II men's teams.  Southwest Oregon and Iowa Central had the most Junior College selections.  Both programs had six women and four men selected.

In addition to the 1,069 first-team selections, 1,137 students were named as Honorable Mentioned selections. These students have similarly achieved a GPA of 3.50 and achieved a "B" time standard or competed at an NCAA Regional or Zone Diving qualifier.  In total, 289 teams placed at least one individual on the First or Second teams.

Congratulations SCST Alumni for achieving this recognition - 

First Team

  • Amy Pearson - Johns Hopkins University - Freshman
  • Tyler Sesvold - University of Alabama - Freshman

Honorable Mention

  • Alex Duffy - Michigan State University - Senior
  • Izzy Herb - Miami University (OH) (Honorable Mention) - Junior
  • Andrew Lewarchick - University of Illinois Chicago - Sophomore 
  • Jordan Morling - Tulane University - Sophomore
  • Hannah Pearson - Carthage College - Junior

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