Leah Foreman-Keiser
Led by four-time honoree, Hayden Zheng, twelve Aquajets student-athletes were named to the 2020-21 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.
With 12 student-athletes on the team, Aquajets’ finished in a tie for seventh place overall in the nation, sharing the podium with Alamo Area Aquatic Association, Club Wolverine, Irvine Novaquatics and Suburban Seahawks Club. Aquajets had 11 student-athletes named to the All-America team for the 2019-20 academic year.
Zheng, now a freshman at Stanford University, was one of 92 swimmers to make the team all four years of high school. A total of 1,239 USA Swimming members were named to the team this year, which is comprised of 587 girls and 652 boys. Minnesota Swimming LSC was represented by 27 student-athletes. To qualify for the 2020-21 team, a student-athlete must have a 3.5 GPA and have swum at least one 2019 Winter Junior Nationals time standard.
Congratulations to the following Aquajets student-athletes for their outstanding performances in the pool and in the classroom. The number in parentheses indicates the number of times named to the team:
Jackson Brown (1)
Claudia Chang (3)
Paige Dillon (1)
Charlie Egeland (1)
Emma Kern (2)
Brecken Merkel (2)
James Pan (3)
Michael Phillips (3)
Kai Taft (1)
Matthew Walker (2)
Carson Witte (2)
Hayden Zheng (4)
You can read the full news release from USA Swimming here.