December 17, 2014
Congratulations to our Scholastic All- Americans
Congratulations to Savannah Savitt (Tampa Prep), Olivia Kirkpatrick (Academy of Holy Names) and Jordan Wheeler (Land O' Lakes) for reaching an amazing goal, accomplishment and recognition in the pool and in the classroom. All 3 of them achieved Scholastic All-American honors. This is a very difficult standard to reach as you need to be able to perform at a very high level in the pool and in the classroom. Your teammate and coaching staff are proud of you accomplishment!! Keep up the amazing work in the pool and at school!
GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year.
o The Scholastic All America committee members will calculate the GPA based on SAA methods.
o Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses will earn one extra Grade Point.
o Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, arts (visual and performing), computer sciences. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be calculated -band, choir, health, driver education, physical education, and any other class marked non-academic on a transcript.
o Applicants must have swum a time equal to a Junior National 2011 bonus time in any event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2014 – August 15, 2015) with qualifying times in SWIMS. The list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website (see links on this page) and in the USA-S Rule Book.
o A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process.