April 12, 2016
Virginia Gators of Charlottesville swimmers selected for
the 2014-15 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team
Hogan Harper, a senior at Albemarle High School, and Matt McHugh, a senior at St. Anne’s-Belfield,
were selected for their outstanding job in the classroom and their consistent performances in the pool.
Charlottesville, VA, April 12, 2016 -Virginia Gators of Charlottesville swimmers, Hogan Harper and Matt McHugh were selected to the 2014-15 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team, by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body. Hogan Harper, a senior at Albemarle High School, and Matt McHugh, a senior at St. Anne’s-Belfield, were selected for their outstanding job in the classroom and their consistent performances in the pool.
Nationally, there were 1925 high school swimmers selected to the team; 1020 were women and 905 were men. Virginia Swimming placed 80 swimmers on the list, which ranked 6th among all LSCs. To be selected, a swimmer must have completed the 10th, 11th or 12th grade, maintained a minimum 3.5 GPA during the 2014-15 academic year, and swum a time equal to a Junior National 2011 bonus time in any event between August 16th, 2014 and August 15, 2015.
Harper is a senior in the Math, Engineering, and Science Academy at Albemarle High School and a member of the school’s swim team, serving as team captain. “I have been swimming since I was a little kid and I am so happy to have achieved this goal and I am looking forward to the future.” After graduating from high school in June 2016, Harper will attend and swim for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
McHugh is a senior at St. Anne’s-Belfield and team captain of the high school swim team. “This achievement means a lot to me,” McHugh said, adding, “It is a national-level recognition that acknowledges both my efforts as an athlete and a student.” After graduating from high school, McHugh will attend and swim for Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
J.J. Bean, their coach at Virginia Gators of Charlottesville, praised their efforts by saying, “The honor is based on academics and athletics and it’s a testament to their dedication to both their schoolwork and their swimming. I couldn’t be more proud.”
To see the complete list go to 2014-15 Scholastic All-America Team
About USA Swimming:
As the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Its membership includes swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming also selects and trains teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, promote the sport, and achieve competitive success. Visit www.USASwimming.org for more information.
About The Virginia Gators of
The Virginia Gators of Charlottesville is a USA Level 1 swim club that offers programs ranging from a developmental program for young and beginning swimmers to an elite senior national training group. With more than 180 members ranging from ages 6 to 19, the Gators train year-round at the Fairview pool, conveniently located in the Belvedere neighborhood. Visit www.virginiagators.org for more information.
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