Men’s And Women’s Swimming & Diving Teams Receive Academic Distinction From CSCAA

Posted on August 16th, 2011 by

The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming and diving team have been recognized as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

The Gustavus women’s team cumulated a grade point average of 3.30 this season, while the Gustie men turned in a cumulative grade point average of 3.14.  On the women’s side, Clark University took home top honors with a GPA of 3.67.  Colorado College took the crown on the men’s side, recording a GPA of 3.54.

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams earning a spot on the list for the men included Carleton (3.31), St. Olaf (3.21), and Saint Mary’s (3.01).  Two MIAC female squads finished in the top-10 as St. Catherine placed third with a GPA of 3.65, while Carleton finished tenth with a GPA of 3.53.  Saint Mary’s (3.40), Concordia (3.34), and St. Olaf (3.33) also represented the MIAC on the list of Division III schools.

The All-American Team Scholar Award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).

Receiving All-America Scholar honors on the men’s team was Sam Olson-Anstett and Billy Schultze.  Olson-Anstett has yet to declare a major, while Billy Schultze majors in Athletics Training. On the women’s team it was Sarah Hund, Steph Korba, Kelsey Lucia, and Alissa Tinklenberg taking home All-America Scholar distinction. Hund is an English major, Korba is a History and Geography double major, Lucia majors in Nursing, and Tinklenberg is undecided on a major.

The Scholar All-American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for their respective national championship.

CSCAA Team Awards Release

CSCAA Individual Awards Release


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